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Help With Medication?

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Do any of you veterans take meds for swollen Prostate?

My VA Doc has me taking Tamsulosin and Finasteride (maybe misspelled?

Anyway does it seem to cause indigestion and abdominal pain?

It does me, I been taking this now for a year.

go to my VA Doc the 4th...is there any other alternatives?

Thanks

.............Buck

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Yes, there are alternatives.

The herb, saw palmetto, is the most often used. So are pumpkin seeds.

There are several companies which make blends of herbs for the prostate: Solaray, Solgar, Nature Made.

You can also buy saw palmetto and pumpkin seeds at your health food store, or even, sometimes, your grocery store.

Beets are good for inflammation, (but not just the prostate), too:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/01/25/beets-health-benefits.aspx

The spice, tumeric, is also a great anti inflamatory (especially for arthritis) :

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeingredientid=662&activeingredientname=turmeric

There is even a prostate tea, if you like tea, made from several different herbs.

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Thanks broncovet,

I'll try some of these!

............Buck

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