Points Newsletter - August 2022

Prostate Cancer: An Owner's Manual to Prevention and Treatment

Prostate Cancer: An Owner's Manual to Prevention and TreatmentBy Dr. Mao

One in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Each year in the U.S., about a quarter of a million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and about 35,000 people die of the disease. The highest risk groups for prostate cancer include men who are 65 and older and non-Hispanic Black men. It's incredible how little men know about their prostate and the women who love and care for them. Most men can avoid getting prostate cancer. This article will provide an integrative East-West perspective on the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer. More...

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AndropauseBy Angela Soeon Park, L.Ac.

Andropause is the male version of menopause; it refers to a process that a man undergoes when his body produces fewer androgens or male sex hormones. It can be difficult to tell when a man has reached andropause because his levels of testosterone, the most dominant male sex hormone, declines gradually over a long period of time. At some point in his life, a sufficient amount of testosterone is depleted and manifests itself clinically, affecting a man's quality of life, and mental and physical health. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: What causes hemorrhoids and how can I treat them?

A: Hemorrhoids are swollen, inflamed veins in the rectum that can ache and bleed. They are very common and are usually caused by constipation, a low-fiber diet, a sedentary lifestyle, or pregnancy.

Adopting a high-fiber diet, sitting down less, getting plenty of exercise, and maintaining regular bowel habits can significantly improve your chances of not getting hemorrhoids. Medical treatment consists mainly of stool softeners and moist heat. In more severe cases, surgical procedures may be used.

The natural treatments used for varicose veins are also often recommended for hemorrhoids because a hemorrhoid is actually a special kind of varicose vein.


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