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I have been treated for BHP now for a number of years, I'm coming up

62. I am on Doxocasin, think that's the spelling.

Lately my flow has been getting worse and wondered if I could 

adept my diet, add supplements avoid certain foods.

A lot of info. Seems contradictory, eat tomatoes, don't eat tomatoes.

Is there any hard evidence on what I should eat/avoid to help my

symptons, considering I am on prescribed drugs. Any info. Opinions

would be great . Thanks chaps!


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    My Prostate is not very enlarged, but I have Gleason 6 cancer and had urine retention during UTI and after general anaesthetics. I have been prescribed Tamsuolsin on more than one occasion. However, on my uro's advice, I have been able to stop taking it by gradually eliminating tea and coffee (including decaf) from my daily intake (with occasional coffee when out). 

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    Good morning.  Yes you need to stop drinking tea and coffee.  Also you cant' eat chocolate or processed foods.  My urologist gave me a 8 page list to fellow.  See your doctor maybe you can give you one.  Also get off doxocasin.  Try 20mg of cialis it is much better for you  good luck  Ken

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      Thanks Kenneth. I am prescribed Doxocasin as I had high blood pressure 

      and this was the reason, help in my BPH also.

      Is Cialis a prescribed drug for BPH?

      Thanks for you help, any other tips / recommendations would be fantastic.

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      In general, they tell you to avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, but everyone reacts differently. A shame, for example, to give up coffee if it has no effect on your bph. Easy enough to experiment.

      Standard dose for CIalis for BPH is 5mg taken daily. Some studies had OK results with 2.5 mg daily.


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      Echoing what JimJames said - its a trial and error thing. I was told to avoid caffiene like the plague, but found that it didn't bother me at all, other than acting as a diuretic. Alcohol was much worse - chocolate and spicy foods, not problem. Its very individual.

      But...long term BPH can result in permanent bladder problems and there are now (in the past year or two) some procedures that are much less invasive and have a much lower side effect profile than the previous ones - and when they work, you can eat and drink anything you want.

      Once you're on the meds, its usually a when, not an if for doing some kind of procedure. You might want to get a diagnosis - a scope and urodynamics test to see what is causing your problem and what might be the best way to improve it. "Managing" BPH generally doesn't work long term and ogten causes permanent bladder problems. And if your urologist mentions the word TURP, grab your coat and RUN!!

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      Yes it can.  Don't take anything that will harm you.  You want to lead a good life and enjoy everything.  And it does not cause retro ( cialis )  It will help your bladder and give you a boost  Ken

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      Hank, gave me acute problems, you know ejaculation problems.

      I told the doctor they were causing me discomfort and I stopped 

      sharpish. Didn't mean to alarm you with the word crippling, it's 

      just a term we use. I know my late father used these for a long time.

      All the best. I am going to have a word with my doc.

      The Doxosasin has wiped out my sex drive and 

      I think my water works problems are returning.

      A lot seem to mention Cialis. The Doxo

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