That's what those running-to-the-men's-room commercials for Flomax are all about.But some of the very same symptoms can also be caused by a prostate-cancer tumor.Spreading the cancer in this way worsens the patient’s prognosis. Reed stepped forward as a cautionary example of this nightmare scenario after her hysterectomy in October 2013 at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which is part of the Harvard health system in Boston, where both she and her husband then worked. Reed told the Inquirer early last year during an interview at their home in Yardley.The couple’s campaign — waged through social media, traditional media, and Noorchashm’s no-holds-barred emails to regulators, gynecology leaders, manufacturers, and politicians — has moved mountains. Food and Drug Administration now warns against morcellation in almost all cases and estimates the chance of spreading an undetected malignancy at 1 in 350. Reed has said she was initially uncomfortable being an activist, but came to feel she and her husband were uniquely equipped to challenge entrenched medical interests, given their training, savvy, and sense of duty. “That’s a philosophy Hooman and I share.” Michael Paasche-Orlow, who went to medical school at Penn with Dr. D., associate professor of surgery and nutrition at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Center for the Study of Nutrition Medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. D., medical director of the Duke Inpatient Diabetes Management program. Sign up for AARP's Health Newsletter They also can make you fat, says George Blackburn, M.Most hospitals, insurers, and even the leading manufacturer have abandoned the device. In February, a government watchdog agency faulted the FDA for being blasé about the danger for two-plus decades – until Dr. Reed's husband, reviewed the scientific literature after her cancer diagnosis.His data led to the FDA’s 1 in 350 risk estimate – and debunked the 1 in 10,000 that gynecologists formerly guessed. Reed grew up in Bucks County in a boisterous, high-achieving clan that grew even bigger when her parents’ divorced and each remarried.
In 2009, it caused an estimated 27,360 deaths — long, slow, embattled deaths, as the cancer spread beyond men's prostates to nearby bones, notably their spines.Male "Menopause"It may be surprising to hear, but many health experts say that what menopause is to women, andropause is to men.The good news for our guys: It's not as sudden or intense as the bodily changes women can sometimes face.What most experts agree on, however, is that when a man develops a pornography addiction, it can be devastating to a relationship."When porn becomes addictive," says Les Parrott, Ph D, a Seattle-based psychologist and the author of Crazy Good Sex, "a man relies on it to become stimulated instead of relying on his spouse." He explains that the neurochemicals flooding a man's brain during a porn fix (also called "eroto-chemicals" by psychologists) can create a cocktail in the body that researchers believe may be as addictive as cocaine. "Studies have shown that porn fuels unrealistic expectations about what sex should be like," says Dr. "It makes men less satisfied with their partners."Do you suspect that your guy may be getting sexual gratification from pornography instead of you?"A woman should pay attention to that feeling, that instinct, and follow up on it," says Dr. Ask yourself: Is he spending more time alone in the basement on the computer? Now, almost 2 years later, I'm not going to say, "Thank god they caught it in time... Blah blah blah blah." No, what I'm thinking is more along the lines of: I want my prostate back. The size of a golf ball, it's tucked away under your bladder, biding its time until you and your reproductive system decide to emit the sacred seed.