By Mehmet Oz, M.D. & Michael Roizen, M.D.
You're staring at the fridge. Or the pantry, or the menu. How do you make
the right choice? By remembering a few simple rules.
BreakfastThe point of breakfast is twofold. First, it replenishes the calories
you've burned and eliminates the hunger you've built up overnight, when you
haven't eaten for nine or ten hours. You're literally breaking a fast. Second,
it keeps you satiated until lunch, your next big meal. There are good...
digital rectal exam to check for prostate enlargement,
growths, or inflammation. In acute prostatitis, the prostate is tender and
swollen. In other types of prostatitis (chronic bacterial prostatitis and
chronic prostatitis/pelvic pain syndrome, inflammatory and noninflammatory),
the prostate often appears normal.
After the digital rectal exam, your doctor may perform prostatic massage. To do this test, your doctor will insert a gloved finger into your rectum and press firmly on your prostate. Your doctor will then collect urine or prostate secretion to look for bacteria or cells that indicate inflammation (leukocytes). This test is easy to perform and can help your doctor diagnose the cause of your prostatitis.
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E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Christopher G. Wood, MD, FACS - Urology, Oncology
January 6, 2010
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January 06, 2010
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