prostate treatments

  1. Hair growth drug can wreck your sex life

    FDA warns Propecia can cause sexual dysfunction

    You don't have to suffer a prostate problem to be given a dangerous and emasculating prostate drug -- just tell your doc you want more hair.

    The "magic hair-come-back pill" he'll almost certainly offer you is Propecia, which is really just a smaller dose of finasteride -- aka the prostate drug Proscar. And like most prostate treatments, it "works" by cutting off your flow of manly hormones.

    Naturally, you'll be less of a man as a result. More specifically, you may have to kiss your sex life goodbye...

    But hey, at least you'll have a great head of hair.

    If all this sounds familiar, it's because I've warned you about this bad med before. I mention it again not only because some men clearly haven't gotten the message -- but because now, even the FDA has woken up just long enough to issue its own warning.

    The feds say finasteride has been reported to kill your erections -- and if you do manage to get it up, it can prevent you from having an orgasm.

    Frankly, I don't know which is worse: Being unable to start, or unable to finish.

    In addition to taking away the ability, it can rob you of the desire by sapping your libido. And if all that's not enough, it has also been linked to other ejaculatory problems including poor sperm quality and even infertility.

    And for the icing on the cake, decreased libido can last even after you stop taking the drug. Since many men start losing their hair again when they stop the drug, you won't even have that luxurious mane to console you.

    If you're not ready to slap a "BALD IS BEAUTIFUL" bumper sticker on your car, I've got some good news: You CAN get your hair back without risking your sex life in the process.

    The key is to inhibit the production of DHT. Much like you body's autoimmune response, DHT attacks your hair follicles as if they're foreign objects.

    And the best way to take control of DHT production is by inhibiting the enzyme that's responsible for converting testosterone into DHT, 5a-reductase. That's where saw palmetto comes in. This nutrient is most famous for its prostate-supporting action. But it could also have a powerful effect on male-pattern baldness.

    I recommend 400mg of saw palmetto along with 100mg of beta-sitosterol.

    Research has also shown that an unsaturated fatty acid called gamma linolenic acid (GLA) may help inhibit 5a-reductase, putting the brakes on the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

    No drugs... no expensive and smelly shampoos... no hair weaves... just the one thing your body needs to stop the shedding and regrow your hair.

  2. Screening out the PSA test

    One more time: PSA tests don't save lives

    You already know the deal: Despite all the blah-blah-blah from TV doctors, celebrity advocates, and cancer-screening ad campaigns, a PSA test won't save your life.

    And the latest numbers prove what I've been saying for years yet again: Men who get regular PSA tests don't live a second longer than men who skip the screenings.

    I could bore you with the details of the new study, like the 76,000 men tracked for an average of 13 years -- but does it even matter at this point? You could track a billion men from here to kingdom come, and the results would still be the same.

    Fact is, the PSA test is about as reliable as an old Yugo -- and along with a high number of both false positives AND false negatives, it only "detects" the slow-growing tumors that never needed treatment in the first place.

    So men who get screened are more likely to learn they have cancer, of course -- 12 percent more likely, according to the newest study. But men who don't get screened are just as likely to actually have the disease. They just don't know it -- and they'll continue to not know it, right up to the day they die at a ripe old age of something completely unrelated.

    Those who get screened, on the other hand, aren't as lucky. At some point, they'll find out they have a tumor -- and thanks to years of relentless mainstream fearmongering, they will want it O-U-T.

    Cancer docs are only too happy to comply with some combination of feminizing drugs, emasculating surgery, and/or toxic radiation.

    It's those treatments you should fear -- not the disease. Because along with a long and painful recovery, prostate treatments have a high rate of side effects, including incontinence, impotence, infection, and more.

    Some men never regain control "down there." Do you really want to spend the rest of your life in diapers, unable to ever "do it" again?

    That's one question I don't need to answer for you.

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