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This is Dr. David
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because prostatitis is actually pretty common
and prostate cancer is one of the most common types of male cancers
there might be a connection between these two, but the proof of causality and how much it increases your risks is not well known.
So what do ido
do about what?
wat i mean is
is there a reason to worry
because i have prostatitis
my prostate always gets inflamed
no, you don't have to worry about prostate cancer.
prostate cancer usually happens when you are in your 60s or 70s
so worrying about prostate cancer now will not help your situation.
it will just worsen your anxiety.
it sounds like you have lots of anxieties over skin cancer and cancer in general .
have you talked to a therapist about these fears?
I just like to know how to improve my general wellbeing
and avoid illnesses (cancer)
you have to stop smoking and exercise regularly and eat lots of fruits and vegetables.
and you have to see your doctor regularly about your anxiety symptoms and worry symptoms.
I have stopped smoking now Dr. David
you might need to be started on medications to help calm down anxieties and fears.
that is good you stopped smoking.
cancer is terrible
not all cancer is the same.
fortunately, cancer tends to be an illness as we get older.
and is very very very rare in young people.
so you shouldn't get your anxieties about cancer get out of control.
so would you say i have a increased risk of prostate cancer because i have prostatitis
no. I would not say that.
it is chronic prostatitis
some studies have looked at frequency of sex and masturbation to possibly decrease risks for prostate cancer.
does chronic mean long term?
yes, chronic means long term.
so even though my prostatitis is long term would you say i have a increased risk of prostate cancer
no, I wouldn't say that.
the association between prostatitis and prostate cancer is not well understood and not well linked.
My urologist said to me that protein supplements our not good for my prostate
whats your opinion doctor
Is prostatitis related to prostate cancer?
No. Prostatitis is not associated with prostate cancer. Although an inflamed prostate can increase the level of PSA in the blood, having prostatitis is not a sign of prostate cancer, nor does it mean an increased risk of developing prostate cancer in the future.
protein supplements like creatine can be bad for your kidneys if you don't drink enough water.
they can tax your kidneys and liver with too much protein
I take protein supplements
well, you are going against what your urologist has recommended.
i just did not understand how it can be bad for your prostate
it is bad for your kidneys.
but would taking protein supplements not be good my prostate and because i have prostatitis
most likely it is not bad for your prostate.
but would taking protein supplements not be good for my prostate and because i have prostatitis
most likely it is not bad for your prostate
but I would avoid omega 3 fatty acids.
you say most likely it is not bad for your prostate are you saying that including my prostatitis
so even though i have prostatitis consuming protein supplements should not be a problem for me
now and long term
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When you say right
I mean correct.
can you say what your saying right to
that taking protein supplements is not bad for your prostate
even if you have prostatitis.
and will not increase your risks for prostate cancer.
Dr. David, thank you for your help
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Thank you Dr. David.
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