Dutasteride Study Shows Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

May 3, 2009

Long term study shows Dutasteride reduced the risk of prostate cancer detected via prostate biopsy by 23% over a period of four years. The study group included men between the age of 50 to 75 who had increased cancer risk, with prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels between 2.5 and 10 ng/ml.

Dutasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase enzyme inhibitor that inhibits both type 1 and type 2 isoenzymes. These enzymes convert testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the prostate gland. High levels of dihydrotestosterone accumulates and cause hyperplasia. Dutasteride capsules have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate gland.

BPH is benign enlargement of the prostate gland in men over forty, which may not present any problems until over sixty. BPH causes urinary track symptoms such as frequent urination, leaking, and urinary urgency. Dutasteride trials show significant improvement of urinary track symptoms.


Scientists Say Watermelon is as Good as Viagra

July 18, 2008

A recent study reveals the effectiveness of watermelon for enhancing male libido.   Scientists discovered  an ingredient in watermelon that mimics the action of Viagra.

Watermelon contains citrulline which boosts erections.  In the liver, citrulline is converted  to arginine.  Arginine is a precursor to nitric oxide, which increases men’s sexual strength, by  relaxing blood vessels to facilitate blood flow to the penis.  This is exactly what happens when men take Viagra.

After arginine is converted to nitric oxide, the nitric oxide is later converted to citrulline, which is then recycled back to arginine, and hence doubles the production of nitric oxide.

But citrulline is much more effective than arginine. Studies show citrulline to be more effective in producing nitric oxide, since the body easily absorbs citrulline.  This makes the blood plasma level more concentrated after taking citrulline (or eating watermelon), than after taking arginine.  Watch out for the seeds.


The Link Between Your Health And Your Erection

November 12, 2007

There is definitely a connection between common medical health conditions and the state of your erection. Diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol can narrow blood vessels, and contribute to reduced blood flow, which is critical to healthy erectile function. Changes in your erection can a sign of erectile dysfunction.

The inability to achieve and maintain a erection long enough to complete having sex is known as erectile dysfunction, or ED. Most men experience these conditions occasionally, which can be cause by other condition such as stress, obesity, lack of exercise, lack of sleep and depression. But if they occur frequently, you should talk to your doctor immediately.

Difficulty getting and maintaining an erection can be embarrassing, and not really a topic of conversation especially if you are the victim. But knowing that the problem can be fixed, is good reason for dialog.

Your doctor would diagnosed and treat the underlying diseases. This could take some time to accomplish, and as in the case of diabetes and high blood pressure, you may have to take daily medication for many years. But you won’t have to wait another day to have great sex again.

There is an erectile dysfunction medication that works harmoniously with your other daily medications. Ask your doctor about Levitra. This product works for most men with diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, including those taking more than one type of medication. If you are taking nitrate drugs, don’t take this medication.

The above information is for educational purposes only, and not intended to diagnose or to treat diseases. Only your doctor is allowed to diagnose and treat diseases.

Errors Lead to Higher Risk of STD

August 28, 2005

Health Day News (Sept. 17) published results of a study of people who visited a Colorado sexually transmitted disease clinic that can spell trouble for men. The study revealed that half of the men who used condoms regularly reported mishaps ranging from breakage to slippage.

The efficacy of condoms has always been a concern of the medical community, and has created two camps: One arguing that condoms are too failure-prone to be reliable, while the other camp is dedicated to their adequacy in preventing the transmission of deadly sexual transmitted diseases, and unplanned pregnancies.

The study concluded that proper condom use, and using them consistently can reduce the incidence of breakage and slippage. In other words, practice makes perfect.


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