Men's Health Archive


Testosterone supplements of little benefit in older men

Research has shown that testosterone levels decline as men age. In theory, taking testosterone supplements should counter that natural process. But a Dutch study concluded that they few benefits.

Lycopene and tomatoes: No shield against prostate cancer

Studies reveal that lycopene, a nutrient found in tomatoes, does not seem to reduce prostate cancer risk.

Are BPH and LUTS “inexorable consequences of aging”?

Historically, the answer has been yes, but mounting evidence suggests that lifestyle factors may influence risk.

Erectile dysfunction drug also may ease BPH symptoms

More research is needed, but taking tadalafil (Cialis) could be helpful for men with BPH.

Possible new blood test for prostate cancer

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have developed a new blood test for prostate cancer, which in a preliminary study proved better than the PSA test at identifying which men have cancer. The new test measures levels of the protein EPCA-2, which — unlike PSA — is produced almost exclusively by cancerous tissue.

Do all BPH drugs reduce semen production?

I have used finasteride (Proscar) to treat my BPH, and it has reduced the size of my prostate. However, my body’s production of semen has diminished, too. Will switching to dutasteride (Avodart) solve that problem?

Is there a connection between Flomax and cataracts?

In short, yes. If you take Flomax (tamsulosin), be sure to tell your eye doctor before having cataract surgery.

Harvard experts discuss surgical options for benign prostatic hyperplasia

Three doctors describe some surgical options for treating an enlarged prostate, including the ones they think patients prefer.

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