Review of Lifestyle and CAM for Miscellaneous Urologic Topics (Bladder Cancer, CP/CPPS, IC/PBS, Kidney Cancer): Part One

  • Mark A. Moyad


Multiple lifestyle changes have the ability to prevent bladder cancer (smoking cessation, reduce arsenic concentrations in water, increase cruciferous vegetable intake, etc.), and some dietary supplements, such as Lactobacillus casei Shirota, have the ability to reduce recurrence rates after superficial bladder cancer treatment from three randomized clinical trials. Chewing gum could be an option for patients post-cystectomy to improve bowel recovery time. Exercise could be a treatment option for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS), and a variety of dietary supplements (quercetin complex, cernilton, etc.) are currently being utilized as part of the greater UPOINT conventional treatment paradigm. Interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS) has also being utilized CAM with some good efficacy and compliance. For example, elimination and restriction diets based on triggers as well as calcium glycerophosphate, glucosamine, chondroitin, hyaluronate, and quercetin complex may help patients with IC/PBS. And kidney cancer, compared to almost any other cancer, has some of the strongest associations with cardiovascular risk factors, especially obesity, smoking and hypertension, and a reduction in risk with exercise and dietary changes. Multiple urologic disease risks and even outcomes could be positively or negatively affected by CAM and should be objectively discussed with patients.


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  • Mark A. Moyad
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyUniversity of Michigan Medical CenterAnn ArborUSA

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