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Prostate Drugs Can Trigger Diabetes, Study Finds

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An enlarged prostate can make a man miserable.

It can cause him to constantly feel like he has to pee. This makes it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

And that’s just the beginning…

Sitting through a long meeting, going on long car rides, or getting through a plane flight without getting up multiple times to use the bathroom can be impossible.

The standard treatment is a class of drugs called 5α-reductase inhibitors. They include Proscar (finasteride), Propecia (finasteride), and Avodart (dutasteride).[i]

These medications work in most men. But they come with a big drawback: They often cause ED. That’s a deal breaker for many guys.[ii]

Now, a study shows the drugs have an even more serious side effect.

Researchers from the University of Edinburgh analyzed the medical records of about 55,000 men. They had taken 5α-reductase inhibitors for an average of 11 years.

The scientists found the drugs were associated with a 30% increased risk for diabetes.

Professor Ruth Andrew led the study. She said the findings are “particularly important for health screening in older men.” That’s because they are already at higher risk for diabetes.[iii]

5 Natural Solutions for an Enlarged Prostate

Instead of taking dangerous drugs, there are natural solutions for an enlarged prostate that help many men:

1. Avoid four kinds of drugs…decongestants, antihistamines, antidepressants, and diuretics. All can cause the prostate to grow. Cutting down on alcohol and caffeinated drinks may help shrink the prostate.

2. Green tea. It’s loaded with polyphenols, like EGCG. It prevents inflammation that leads to an enlarged prostate. It also kills prostate cancer cells.

To get the highest concentration of EGCG, choose matcha green tea. It has 137 times more EGCG than regular green tea.

3. Lycopene. Research shows this antioxidant-rich carotenoid from yellow and red plants lowers prostate-specific antigen (PSA) scores in men with an enlarged prostate. PSA is a marker for prostate cancer and enlarged prostate.

To get the most protection, you need 15 mg of lycopene a day. One medium tomato contains about 4 mg. So a quality supplement may be the best way to get a therapeutic dosage.

4. Stinging nettle. It’s widely used to treat prostate disorders. The herb has been shown to alleviate decreased urinary flow and post-urination dripping.

You can find tea preparations of stinging nettle, but it’s most effective when taken as a supplement made from the roots of the plant. Look for one with .8% beta sitosterol. It’s a plant sterol responsible for stinging nettle’s prostate-supportive effects.

5. Avocados. They’re rich in beta sitosterol. This compound is proven to reduce the urinary symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Avocados are also great sources of healthy, inflammation-fighting monounsaturated fats. That makes them a double defense against a growing prostate.[iv]

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