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Saturday, March 19, 2016

Supplements / Medications to Avoid if You Have Prostate Issues (What Sups Should I Not Take If I Have BPH / Prostate Issues)

Supplements are often used to TREAT Prostate Issues; including BPH as well as stand-alone complaints such as hesitancy and occasional weak stream. However, some may actually be harmful and can worsen not only the symptoms of BPH; Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - but also negatively influence the Seminal Vesicles and can irritate the surrounding muscle fibers. 

Because blood flow and cell Growth *are* two key components of and predictors of , Prostate function, it is reasonable to expect that supplements or medications that negatively influence blood flow will also adversely affect the Prostate.

But, there are some other supplements you might not think have any bearing on Prostate health, and can, in fact, be a major culprit in substance-induced Prostate complaints.

  1. Caffeine; it can stimulate the adrenergic-Receptors in the Prostate (typically at doses >250 mg at a time). (1)
  2. Soy Protein's / Soy Foods : Though it is frequently marketed to those individuals with Prostate issues, allergies or intolerance to meat and dairy products - it does contain phytoEstrogens; which can certainly aggravate existing Prostate issues (2) (3)..
  3. Ephedrine, Synephrine, Yohimbine and any other alpha-1-adrenergic agonist which may restrict blood flow to the Prostate and thus, aggravate and / or cause BPH symptoms - emphasis on urinary hesitancy as a result of  stimulant supplements (4) (5).


Some FDA-Approved Medications for BPH, which have little to no side-effects and can be purchased Online Include..


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