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Diabetes and Prostate Link?

PSA as screening tool Prostate problems begin to surface once a man hits 50 years old. Medical organizations like The American Cancer Society recommend screening especially if one has a family history or a genetic risk factor. Commonly requested is the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) assay by blood test, but it is not routinely recommended by […]

Diabetes and Prostate Problems

Prostate is a walnut-sized gland underneath the urinary bladder of males. An enlarged prostate (e.g. cancer) can place pressure at the urethra causing various urinary problems, especially among older men. In 2000, a study shows that diabetic men with Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have even greater urinary problems than non diabetic men with BPH. However, […]

A Primer on Diabetes in the Elderly

Defining the elderly population can be tricky. In most developed countries, the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person, is widely accepted or often, associated with the age at which one can begin to receive pension benefits. Although it is common to use the calendar age to mark the […]

Prostate Cancer Therapy May double DM Risk

A recent study conducted by the scientists of the Philippine General Hospital shows that patients undergoing treatment for prostate cancer may increase diabetes risk. Related terms:androgen therapy prostrate cancer diabetes riskdouble dmPGH prostatepgh prostate cancerphilippine general hospital prostate treatmentphilppine general hospital prostrate cancer treatment

Male Infertility and Diabetes

The book of Genesis tells us that one of the first mandates that the creator gave Adam and Eve was to be fertile and multiply. Some people take this to heart seriously, especially for men. But when problems arise that concern fertility in a couple, it is usually the women who first subject themselves to […]

Prostate Cancer Drugs Raise Diabetes Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning that gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists – a class of drugs used to treat advanced prostate cancer-can increase patients’ risk of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke.

Diabetes may lower prostate cancer but doubles cancer risk for women

What’s good news for men may turn out to be bad news for women. A new diabetes research from Tel Aviv, Israel, shows that the disease lowers the rate of prostate cancer in men but it may also double the risk of female genital and other cancers. Related terms:diabete cancer prostatemudras for oral cancer

Vitamin D and Diabetes

Question: What are the benefits of taking Vitamin D? Is it true that it can prevent diabetes? Adequate and sensible exposure to natural sunlight is the simplest best way of getting Vitamin D. Other sources would be cod liver oil, fortified milk and egg yolks. Contrary to common belief, Vitamin D is NOT actually a […]

Aging Gracefully With Diabetes

Growing old is inevitable, but the road to aging can’t be that bad if we would only work towards facing old age with grace and living healthy in the process. The terms “healthy aging” and “aging gracefully” have slowly crept into our vocabularies in recent years to embrace the positive aspects of aging.”We always look […]

Mushroom – Almost Perfect Food

Considered a ‘divine fruit of immortality’ during ancient times, the mushroom is served on the modern dining table for its nutritional and medicinal values. From a source of vitality to a cancer-fighting fungus, it confers health benefits that earned it the description of ‘an almost perfect food’. Related terms:abalone mushroom benefitsmushroom consumption philippinesjapanese mushroom frame […]