3rd April 02:24
Need Some Help Finding Sources... (cystitis diet anemia magnesium kidney)
you know that study about zinc sulfate and vit c...I have been taking it for
about a year-my prostate seems to have shrunck-but I have no
measurements..but much less symptoms..
One doctor, Irving Bush, M.D., professor of urology at the University of
Health Sciences/Chicago Medical School, senior consultant at the Center for
Study of Genitourinary Diseases in West Dundee, Illinois, and former
chairman of the Food and Drug Administration panels on gastroenterology,
urology and dialysis, did a small study of the use of zinc in treating BPH.
The men in the study took 150 milligrams of zinc sulfate every day for two
months, followed by 50 to 100 milligrams a day as a maintenance dose. Dr.
Bush found that 14 of the 19 men experienced shrinkage of the prostate.(I
take Zinc because of this)
Dr. Bush continues to prescribe zinc to his patients with BPH. He uses
Vicon-C from Whitby Pharmaceuticals, a product that offers 80 milligrams of
zinc sulfate per capsule, along with vitamin C, several B vitamins and
magnesium. (This amount of zinc is well above the Daily Value of 15
milligrams.) He recommends two capsules a day, after meals, and says it may
take about six months to begin to see results. "It's not going to work for
everyone, since gastrointestinal absorption and the presence of binding
proteins are different in everyone," he admits. "But I think it's worth a
On the other hand, too much zinc is just plain toxic, Dr. Balch says. "My op
inion is that if you go above 80 to 100 milligrams a day, you're skating on
thin ice," he says. And other experts suggest not taking more than 15
milligrams daily without medical supervision. Too much zinc can cause anemia
and immunity problems.
Lose that gut. Men with 43-inch waists or greater are 50 percent more likely
than normal-weight men to report symptoms of prostate enlargement or to have
surgery for this condition, Harvard University researchers report. Losing
about 7 inches of waistline, about 35 pounds in most cases, could be a
method of treating and preventing prostate enlargement, they say.
Flush it. Drinking plenty of fluids--two to three quarts of water every
day--helps prevent the bladder infections, cystitis and kidney problems
sometimes associated with an enlarged prostate, doctors say.
Fiber up. A high-fiber diet helps reduce your risk of prostate cancer by
slightly lowering your body's levels of reproductive hormones. In population
studies, men who eat the most fiber, from beans, whole grains, fruits and
vegetables, are least likely to develop prostate cancer.
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