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Dear Sir
i noticed that when i take crunched Pumpkins two time daily. i feel at least 50 % improvement in prostatist symptoms. do you think it is usefull and if there are any herbal can help

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M.A.:

There is very little data on supplements and prostatitis.  We know that caffeine, alcohol and hot spices tend to irritate the prostate as well as high potassium foods.  However, there is some reliable data on quercetin which seems to act as a prostatic anti-inflammatory.  Pumpkin seeds supposedly have anti-oxidant qualities so they may theoretically be helpful, but there is no definitive published study proving it.  If it works for you, use it.

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Stephen W. Leslie, MD

Expertise

Questions concerning erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and prostate disorders including prostate cancer. I have a special interest in kidney stone disease prevention.

Experience

Full time practicing urologist with 30 years experience. Associate Professor of Surgery and Chief of Urology at Creighton University Medical Center. Editor in Chief of eMedicine Urology internet textbook. Author of only NIH approved book written for patients by a urologist on the subject of kidney stones "The Kidney Stones Handbook". Inventor of the "Parachute" and "Escape" kidney stone baskets and the "Calculus" stone prevention analysis computer program.

Organizations
American Urological Association, Ohio State Medical Association, Sexual Medicine Society

Publications
Men's Health, Journal of Urology, Urology, Healthwatch Magazine, Emergency Medicine Monthly, eMedicine, "The Kidney Stones Handbook", and numerous articles in various newspapers. He is also the editor of the Urology Board Review by McGraw-Hill used by urologists to study for their Board Certification Examinations.

Education/Credentials
Graduate of New York Medical College with residencies completed at Metropolitan Hospital New York, Albany Medical Center and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Awards and Honors
Thirlby Award of the American Urological Association. Rated as one the country's Best Urologists by the Independent Consumer's Research Institute

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