Eqolibrium?

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Has anyone trid Eqolibrium by Nature's Sunshine for BPH?

Results?

Thanks in advance for any help.

 

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    Hi all, short answer is I tried it along with other so called helpful supplements and herbs none of which made any worth while improvements however my particular prostate condition is an enlarged median lobe which really cant be fixed without surgery as it pushes the prostate up against the bladder neck and physically stops urine flow, in that case drugs also are of little help, so the best option is surgery when enough is enough and keep in mind if one does nothing one can ruin the bladder and kidneys along with relentless broken sleep and forever searching for a toilet along with pain, so I have chose focal laser ablation rather than all the other options.
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      Brian,

      We all hope you find relief with FLA. please keep us informed. 

      I echo your comments.  Many products promise the moon but fail to deliver.  

      I have an enlarged TZ.  Prostate is 130 cc but heading for another mpMRI.  Curious to know current volume. 

      For me, $$ is an issue.  I have good insurance but it won't cover PAE and I don't think it covers FLA.  Will look further into the latter. 

      Getting back to the OP, I'm now trying Chinese herbs. Won't know of any possible benefits for a few more weeks. 

      But I have tried pretty much everything out there it seems. 

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      Hi Mike, I dont know anything about TZ or prostate size scenarios but I do know they can still read the  mpMRI without image enhancing dye which is what I requested when they did my mpMRI as I had read on the internet some of the chemicals which for a long time were considered safe are now being discovered to be detrimental however my point is why use it if you don't really need it, the same with MRI's.

      I am happy to let you know the outcome of my up and coming Focal Laser Ablation as enough is enough and the time has come and FLA seems the best option for a when a median lobe is pushing the bladder up and shutting off the urine flow.

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      Hi Brian,

      I agree about the contrast medium. I did not have it either. Good luck with your FLA. Please let us know what happens.

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      Brian 

      I've had two mpMRIs with contrast dye. I'm scheduled for a third very soon. 

      How can they read the MRI without the contrast dye that shows vascular network of any tumor?

      My kidney function is normal but now I'm concerned 

      I'm also waiting on my PVR results. 

      Any comments on the dye by any and all would be very appreciated. 

      Thx

      Michael 

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    Hi all, its a tough decision when it comes to surgery but after much careful research and conversing with those who had FLA- focal laser ablation for my BPH in the form of a median lobe pushing up against my bladder and restricting urine flow along with years of relentless broken sleep and pain I have chosen FLA, my reason is to avoid TURP which cuts away much of the urethra which is a protective lining for urine exit, once gone the only protection from urine infection is the scar formed by the hot wire or laser=common sense, despite what they claim,also they cut away your bladder neck muscle which holds urine in the bladder and prevents sperm entering the bladder, once gone urine is now in the prostate 24/7 and sperm in the bladder, also they dont tell you the bladder neck muscle and sphincter are now permanently damaged and no longer hold urine which leaves only the lower prostate sphincter valve to prevent incontinence which it is not designed to do and a urologist told me they cannot know if it will hold urine as it depends on each person, also some urologist surgeons cut half of your prostate away, also often they slice up your penis internally to fit in all the tooling to minimize urethra damage but often results in urethra surgical damage and more painful ops. FLA does none of that but under live MRI(they can see what they are doing) they use a much smaller laser through the rectum which removes prostate tissue accurately  to within 1mm, with heat sensors and a temporary water cooled catheter in the urethra to cool it all down,without cutting away all the above that turp often does. so every thing stays as it was with the exception of some prostate tissue that was impinging on and closing off the urethra.I have the privilege of having Dr Karamanian in Houston TX doing my FLA operation he comes highly regarded and he and his team are highly respected and all that I have talked with who had his help are now free of all their BPH issues and enjoying life and still have all the important bits.So I will let you know how it all goes. I did research all the other options but chose FLA.
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      Brian

      Are you doing this under private insurance or out of pocket?

      I'd prefer FLA over open surgery but I have to take a 2nd mortgage if out of pocket. 

      Thanks. 

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    Hi Mike, I am paying for it as I do not have insurance however contact Dr Karamanian in Houston TX as he is a very helpful Dr and may have some good advice for you but do it asap with the end of the year coming he is very obliging, not your usual money driven disappointment. kind regards Brian.
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