Daily Archive January 22, 2018


Enlarged Prostate: Medications and Natural Treatments

Treatment for an enlarged prostate (or BPH) depends on the symptoms and the risk of side effects, for example – urinary retention. Most people with enlarged prostate experience mild to moderate symptoms, and usually the men are able to cope with them without depending on serious treatment plans and medications. But for others, the symptoms can be painful and very troublesome, and they can get worse over time, so a treatment plan is required.


Most individuals with an enlarged prostate will either watch and hold up to see how their symptoms develop or take medications. Alpha blockers (for example terazosin) are used to relieve BPH symptoms within several weeks… But they do not stop the prostate from continuing to grow.

On the other hand, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (for example Proscar and Avodart) are used to reduce an enlarged prostate, but they may take up to 6 months or even more to show any effect on symptoms. Sometimes a combination of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and alpha blockers is used.

When taking drugs, it’s important to be aware of the possible interactions between different medications. For example, if a man takes alpha blockers, he should not use medications for impotence treatment also because both of these drugs have a blood-pressure-lowing effect.

Natural Treatments

You should think about some of the natural treatments for enlarged prostate when consulting with your doctor. Natural ways of treatment can be used both alone and along with conventional alternatives. When discussing natural treatments for BPH, we are including approaches such as natural supplements, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle changes, stress reduction, and hormone management.

There are many lifestyle and dietary steps you can take to boost prostate health and help in the management of any symptoms of BPH. Here are some useful pieces of advice:

  • Focus on low-fat foods
  • Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables
  • Drink green tea
  • Avoid red meat, calcium, dairy products, and foods high in sugar
  • Take only well-researched supplements
  • Achieve and maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise regularly
  • Adopt stress reduction techniques
  • Research natural therapies
  • Quit smoking
  • Maintain hormone balance
  • Engage in a healthy sex life
  • Avoid exposure to toxins
  • Cut caffeine intake
  • Reduce spicy and salty food intake
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Keep your diabetes under control
  • Stay warm

In general, embracing healthier lifestyle habits will help reduce estrogen, decrease inflammation, and go a long way towards reducing your symptoms of enlarged prostate.


5 tips to avoid fungal infections

Fungus is often а common infection with unpleasant consequences. People who have fungus have red dry skin between the fingers and uncomfortable itching. People who got fungus for more than six months, already have a chronic fungal infection. It’s really important to treat fungus before it gets chronic. Fungal infection is very resistant to treatment and that’s why it’s better to know how to avoid it.



  1. Fungus always exist on the skin but it gets infected after you cut or scratch the skin. Overcoming such infection is possible with good disinfection. After you’ve harmed your skin, the first thing to do is gauze with rivanol and after that gauze with iodine. After this disinfection you must cover the injured skin with bandage or patch it in order to protect the contamination.


2. Be careful when going to swimming pools. Choose those which you know, that have good hygiene. You can ask in the swim center how they treat the water. That is important for good health, because swimming pools are the most popular places for getting fungal infections. Don’t forget to take a shower before diving in the pool. Good hygiene depends of you!



3. When you work out in a special sports center choose a sport which isn’t required to be played shoeless. If you’re shoeless in a place with other people you risk to get fungus. Sadly you can’t know people health, but you can take preventive measures, because treatment of fungal infections is long and hard.



4. When you’re going to your favorite beauty care salon, to get a new trendy manicure look carefully if they use disinfectant spray and disinfectant solution after each customer who’s got a manicure or pedicure. If you’re not sure don’t worry asking to see how they do it. These places are very pleasant to relax, but it can be dangerous, because the fungal infection spreads rapidly.



5. There is a big risk to get fungus during long antibiotic treatment. You must ask the doctor how to prevent harmful organisms from spreading. One of the important things to do in order to avoid getting fungus is to take care of your immune system. Consumption of immune stimulants can be a solution. Furthermore there are different ways to support the immune system with non-traditional medicine. You’d better talk with your doctor about alternatives.