Is masturbation beneficial for BPH?

I've read that regular masturbation in one's twenties has been shown to reduce the risk of aggressive prostate cancer.


For the less serious condition of enlarged prostate (BPH)on one's 50s can masturbation relieve the symptoms of BPH?

If the answer is that _some_ masturbation helps relieve BPH how can a man with BPH determine his optimum masturbation frequency?

Noel's response

I have not heard of masturbation helping with BPH, although some say regular sexual activity can, so I suppose masturbation can as well. Whereas too much masturbation can negatively affect your prostate, I don't know that any research shows an optimum level.

According to Dr. Elson Haas, a medical doctor in California who promotes preventive health care: "The modern lifestyle of stress; long hours of sitting, driving or TV watching; stuffing food and emotions; eating fast food, flesh and milk products; regular intake of sugar, caffeine, and alcohol; and environmental toxicity all set the stage for chronic, debilitating and degenerative diseases, including prostate enlargement (BPH Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy) and prostate cancer."

Keep Your Prostate in Better Shape

Dr Haas says it you can keep your prostate in better shape by maintaining sexual activity (who could argue with that?), getting regular exercise, managing stress levels, taking stretch and activity (and breathing) breaks from long periods of sitting and computer work, having a wholesome diet, and avoiding refined sugars and alcohol as much as possible.

You should also make sure you get enough essential fatty acids every day, and he recommends a couple of teaspoons of flaxseed oil. Some research shows that although flax is good, you shouldn't get too carried away with it. Too much can cause problems with your prostate, including prostatitis and prostate cancer.

He also says zinc, Vitamins C and E and the B vitamins, particularly B6 are important for a healthy prostate.


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