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Ayurvedic Treatment Of Prostate - प्रोस्टेट का आयुर्वेदिक उपचार

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 91% (52 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Ayurvedic Treatment Of Prostate - प्रोस्टेट का आयुर्वेदिक उपचार

लगभग 60 वर्ष की उम्र से ज्यादा के लोग ही प्रोस्टेट की समस्या से परेशान होते हैं. हलांकि लगभग तिस फीसदी लोग 30 या उससे ज्यादा के उम्र के भी हैं. प्रोस्टेट डिसऑर्डर की समस्या उत्पन्न होने का कारण प्रोस्टेट ग्लैंड का बढ़ जाना है. आपको बता दें कि प्रोस्टेट ग्लैंड को पुरुषों का दूसरा दिल भी कहा जाता है. हमारे शरीर में पौरुष ग्रंथि कई आवश्यक क्रियाओं को अंजाम देती है. इसके कुछ प्रमुख कामों में यूरिन के बहाव को कंट्रोल करना और प्रजनन के लिए सीमेन निर्मित करना है. प्रारंम्भ में ये ग्रंथि छोटी होती है लेकिन बढ़ते उम्र के साथ इसका बिकास होता जाता है. लेकिन कई बार अनावश्यक रूप से इसमें वृद्धि नुकसानदेह है, इस समस्या को बीपीएच कहा जाता है.
 

प्रोस्टेट में अवरोध का कारण
प्रोस्टेट ग्रंथि में ज्यादा वृद्धि हो जाने के कारण मूत्र उत्सर्जन में परेशानी आने लगती है. इसके आकार में वृद्धि के कारण ही मूत्र नलिका का मार्ग अवरुद्ध हो जा जाता है. इसकी वजह से पेशाब रुक जाता है. अभी तक प्रोस्टेट ग्रंथि में वृद्धि के कारणों का पता नहीं लगाया जा सका है. बढ़ती उम्र के साथ ही हमारे शरीर में होने वाला हार्मोनल परिवर्तन इसका एक संभावित कारण हो सकता है. आइए प्रोस्टेट के आयुर्वेदिक उपचार को जानें.
 

प्रोस्टेट ग्रंथि में गड़बड़ी के लक्षण
* पेशाब करने की आवृति में वृद्धि.
* पेशाब करने जाने पर धार के चालू होने में अनावश्यक विलम्ब होना.
* बहुत जोर से पेशाब का अहसास होना लेकिन पेशाब करने जानें पर बूंद-बूंद करके निकलना या पेशाब रुक-रुक के आना.
* मूत्र विसर्जन के पश्चात् मूत्राशय में कुछ मूत्र शेष रह जाना. इससे रोगाणुओं की उत्पति होती है.
* पेशाब करने  में पेशानी का अनुभव करना.
* अंडकोष में लगातार दर्द का अनुभव करते रहना.
* मूत्र पर नियंत्रण नहीं रख पाना.
* रात्री में बार-बार पेशाब की तलब लगना.
* पेशाब करते समय जलन का अनुभव करना.
 

प्रोस्टेट का आयुर्वेदिक उपचार

  • अलसी के बीज: प्रोस्टेट का उपचार करने के लिए आयुर्वेद काफी उपयोगी औषधियां उपलब्ध कराता है. अलसी का बीज प्रोस्टेट के उपचार में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. इसके लिए अलसी के बीज को मिक्सी में पीसकर पाउडर बनायें. फिर प्रतिदिन इसे 20 ग्राम पानी के साथ लें.
  • सीताफल के बीज: सीताफल के बीज में कॉपर, मैग्नीशियम, मैंगनीज, आयरन, ट्रिप्टोफैन, फ़ॉस्फोरस, फाइटोस्टेरोल, प्रोटीन और आवश्यक फैटी एसिड आदि पोषक तत्व मौजूद होते हैं. इसके अलावा सीताफल के बीज को जिंक का भी स्त्रोत माना जाता है और इसमें बीटा-सिस्टेरॉल की भी मौजूदगी होती है जो कि टेस्टोस्टेरॉन को डिहाइडड्रोटेस्टेरॉन में परिवर्तित होने से रोकता है. प्रोस्टेट ग्रंथि के बढ़ने की संभावना को ख़त्म करने के लिए आप सीताफल के बीजों को कच्चा, भूनकर या फिर दुसरे बीजों के साथ मिश्रित करके भी ले सकते हैं. यही नहीं आप इन बीजों को सलाद, सूप,पोहा आदि में भी डालकर खा सकते हैं. इनमें बहुत सारे पोषक तत्वों की मौजूदगी होती है.
  • सोयाबीन: प्रोस्टेट से छुटकारा दिलाने में सोयाबीन भी महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभाता है. सोयाबीन की सहायता से आप प्रोस्टेट का उपचार कर सकते हैं. प्रोस्टेट का उपचार सोयाबीन से करने के लिए आपको रोजाना सोयाबीन खाना होगा. ऐसा करने से आपका टेटोस्टरोन के स्तर में कमी आती है.
  • पानी के इस्तेमाल से: अपने दैनिक जीवन में हम सभी पानी पीते ही हैं. लेकिन कई लोग इसे ज्यादा महत्त्व नहीं देते हैं और वो उचित अंतराल या उचित मात्रा में पानी नहीं पीते हैं. ऐसा करने से आपके शरीर में कई अनियमिताएं आने लागती हैं. प्रोस्टेट की परेशानी के दौरान आपको नियमित रूप से पानी पीना लाभ पहुंचाता है.
  • चर्बीयुक्त और वसायुक्त भोजन का परहेज करें: जब भी आपको प्रोस्टेट की समस्या हो तो आपको चर्बीयुक्त और वसायुक्त भोजन का परहेज करें. आप देखेंगे कि चर्बीयुक्त और वसायुक्त भोजन का परहेज करने से प्रोस्टेट डिसऑर्डर में काफी लाभ मिलता है.
  • टमाटर नींबू आदि का खूब इस्तेमाल करें: टमाटर, नींबू आदि में विटामिन सी की प्रचुरता होती है. प्रोस्टेट डिसऑर्डर के दौरान आपको विटामिन सी की पर्याप्त मात्रा लेनी चाहिए. इसलिए इस दौरान विटामिन सी की प्रचुरता वाले खाद्य पादार्थों का सेवन करना चाहिए.

Prostate Cancer - What Should You Know?

Dr. Srinivas Rao 88% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology
Urologist, Bangalore
Prostate Cancer - What Should You Know?

Cancer is the most dangerous disease noticeable throughout the world. The most common type of cancer that affects men is prostate cancer. Prostate is a small exocrine gland situated directly below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This gland is approximately in size of a walnut and plays an important role in production of the semen. During the climax stage of sex, the prostate gland is forced to push the fluid and remove the semen out of the reproductive structures.

Prostate gland enlargement is a slow progressive disease which makes many males left unidentified even in the presence of prostate cancer even until they die. 6 out of 100 males over the age of 60 are getting prostate cancer. Though prostate cancer can be cured at a better rate when compared to other types of cancer it is always best to stay protected. Prevention is always better than cure. Here are few tips to keep your prostate healthy. 

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer- 
During the early stages of prostate cancer there are usually no symptoms. Most men at this stage find out they have prostate cancer after a routine check up or blood test. When symptoms do exist, they are usually one or more of the following: 

  • The patient urinates more often 
  • The patient gets up at night more often to urinate 
  • He may find it hard to start urinating 
  • He may find it hard to keep urinating once he has started 
  • There may be blood in the urine Urination might be painful 
  • Ejaculation may be painful (less common) 
  • Achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult (less common). 

If the prostate cancer is advanced the following symptoms are also possible: 

  • Bone pain, often in the spine (vertebrae), pelvis, or ribs 
  • The proximal part of the femur can be painful 
  • Leg weakness 
  • Urinary incontinence 
  • Fecal incontinence 

Ways to have a healthy prostate – 

  1. Diet and weight – The most important factor is the diet to maintain a healthy weight. Avoid fatty food items and take fats from vegetables than from animals. Avoid dairy products and increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. 
  2. Exercise – Have a regular practise of doing exercise at least for 30mins a day. This really helps you to keep your body fit. 
  3. Be precautious – If you have a family history of prostate cancer or if you feel you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer talk with your doctor about it and take preventive drugs as per the doctor’s advice. 
  4. Red foods – Research shows that men who consume red foods like watermelon, tomato and other red fruits are at lower risk of getting prostate cancer as they contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene 
  5. Stop smoking – If you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer it is best advised to quit smoking and alcohol.
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Obesity And Cancer: How Are They Related?

Dr. Chintan B Patel 87% (150 ratings)
MS Surgery, DNB, FIAGES, FMAS, FBMS - Bariatric , MBBS
Bariatrician, Surat
Obesity And Cancer: How Are They Related?

Obesity is the new smoking - Being overweight is the second biggest cause of cancer

The health harm and cost of obesity and its related diseases are so great that it is equivalent to smoking and demands similar action, according to the head of the NHS in England.

Being overweight is the second biggest cause of cancer, after smoking, and is the major cause of Type 2 diabetes – a disease where the treatment and complications cost nine per cent of the NHS budget annually.

Obesity is the new smoking and the scale of our response needs to match the scale of the crisis

On the fence about having WEIGHT LOSS (Bariatric)  surgery? 

The decision to have bariatric surgery requires careful thought and should only be made when all weight loss surgery options are considered. You should seek as much information as possible on weight loss treatments by researching reliable sources, speaking with your primary care physician and attending a bariatric surgical seminar. Ultimately, a consultation with a bariatric surgeon and undergoing the prerequisite tests are necessary to confirm your eligibility for bariatric surgery. 

Ultimately, you are the only one who can make the final decision to undergo bariatric surgery. However, this does not mean you should make the choice completely by yourself. Seeking support and information will help you decide the best course of action.

The bariatric surgeons at Kiran Hospital, Surat are here to help you with your decision. Schedule a one on one consultation to see if you're eligible and to learn more about your weight loss surgery options.

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Cancer - How It Affects Your Sex Life?

Dr. Pradeep Kolhe 86% (22 ratings)
Postgraduate Diploma in Sexology , M.D., Ph.D.
Sexologist, Nagpur
Cancer - How It Affects Your Sex Life?

Hampered drive for physical intimacy may not be the case with everybody suffering from cancer. Since, each individual is different with varied sexual needs, it is rather impossible to predict how cancer would affect a person’s sex drive. But certain treatments of cancer might take a toll on your libido and subsequently, your sex life.

Cancer and certain treatments of cancer, can be the reason behind your low libido as they can cause:

  1. Imbalance in the sex hormones
  2. Scarring of the skin
  3. Breathing problems
  4. Diarrhea or bowel problems
  5. Pain
  6. Tension or anxiety
  7. Depression or sadness
  8. Irritability
  9. Fatigue (Tiredness)
  10. Persistent sickness

With any of these side-effects, you may not have the urge of indulging in sexual intercourse because of the constant irritability and pain, essentially resulting from weakness. You might also think less of yourself, with no care for the way you dress up, make up or do your hair as you used to do before. With fatigue playing nemesis to your libido, you may feel entirely washed out, exhausted and spent after your intensive chemotherapy sessions.

How do you address this problem?

  1. Speak out: Try unburdening yourself of the worries and anxiety in front of your partner or the doctor and make them understand how you truly feel about yourself. They may be able to guide you home.
  2. Plan your rumble beforehand: You can plan your sexual activity by taking pain killers an hour prior to lovemaking.
  3. Foreplay helps: Remember, sexual contact cannot spread cancer, ever. An intense session of foreplay has never disappointed anybody and it might work wonders if you have been going through all the rigor of cancer and its treatment lately. It would make you feel genuinely cared for; this might just egg you on to come out of that shell of depression and anxiety and enjoy sex like the way you used to.
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Penis Health Facts - Why Vitamin C Isn't Just For Colds Anymore

Dr. Vinod Raina 92% (4937 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Penis Health Facts - Why Vitamin C Isn't Just For Colds Anymore

Penis Health Facts - Why Vitamin C Isn't Just for Colds Anymore

Everybody knows that vitamin C has immune-boosting properties. In fact, it seems that one cannot get so much as a sniffle without a well-meaning friend reminding them to take some vitamin C. Vitamin C also has lesser-known properties that make it a penis-friendly vitamin, and one that should be stocked up on every day - not just during cold and flu season. Learn more about how vitamin C can be integrated into the daily routine for penis health and better sexual function.

How vitamin C maintains penis health?

Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that the body uses to repair tissue, improve the health of the blood vessels and keep all systems healthy. It is also a water-soluble vitamin, which means it dissolves in water and is not stored by the body, unlike some other nutrients. Vitamin C easily passes out of the body via urine, making it even more important to consume foods high in vitamin C daily. Vitamin C works all throughout the body, and especially benefits a man's sexual health in numerous ways.

Keeps the heart healthy: Vitamin C is important for the maintenance of a healthy cardiovascular system, so it is intuitive that the vitamin also plays a key role in penile functioning. Proper blood flow is mandatory to achieve a solid erection and the circulation to the area suffers if one's ticker is not functioning effectively. A healthy heart is the first step to a healthy penis.

Healthy blood vessels: Just as a healthy heart is important to maintaining penis health, so to is the health of the blood vessels that supply the blood to the manhood. Vitamin C helps to repair and maintain the health of the delicate tissues, blood vessels, and even any skin that becomes damaged or injured. Keeping the blood vessels strong and healthy can help allow the blood to flow more freely to the penis, allowing for healthy engorgement.

Antioxidant Properties: Vitamin C is one of the elusive and sought after antioxidants, which help attack cancer-causing free radicals in the body. In terms of the penis, it helps keep the skin of the penis healthy and may help fight against cancer that could invade the reproductive organs.

Keeps the skin healthy: The skin of the penis is, perhaps, the most delicate skin on the body of a man. Even the most diligent self-care routine leaves bacteria - which love to grow in moist, warm areas - on the skin. This bacteria can lead to rashes, itchiness, and even a burning sensation. Vitamin C can help stave of infections that lead to that oh so uncomfortable itch.

How to take vitamin C?

Doctors recommend adult men over age 19 get 90 mg of vitamin C per day. Of course, the best source of the vitamin is the natural variety from fruits and veggies, but for men who can't seem to squeeze enough of the good stuff into their diets, there are dietary supplements available to help up the dose of vitamin C. Some men prefer to take multivitamins, which contain all the recommended vitamins needed daily, while others choose a vitamin C only supplement to hit their daily intake.

Alternatively, for men who are seeking to maximize the penis health boosting benefits of vitamin C, a specially formulated penis vitamin creme (most professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil) may be the best option. An all-natural vitamin creme can be applied directly to the skin of the penis, allowing for maximum absorption and effectiveness. Such a formula should be used daily as part of the grooming routine and should be applied after getting out of the shower, and while the skin is still slightly damp, to help lock in moisture.

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Homoeopathy Integrating With Cancer Treatment

Dr. Keyur Majmundar 85% (20 ratings)
DHMS (Diploma In Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), DIHom (London)
Homeopath, Ahmedabad

We are aware about the effects of homoeopathy on other ailments, it is amazing to know the positive and curative effects and palliative effects of homoeopathy on fatal disease like cancer. Cancer has four parts of treatment; Chemotherapy, radiotherapy & immunotherapy. Homoeopathy works very efficiently as immunotherapy.

Integrating Homoeopathy with cancer treatment can give enhanced results. Homoeopathy can also offer complete cure and palliative treatment for the disease depending upon the stage of cancer. Cancer patients have adverse effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy which can also be cured by Homoeopathy.

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Stubborn Cough: Consult A Doctor As It Is The Sign Of Lung Cancer!

Dr. Mool Chand Gupta 92% (34621 ratings)
MD - Pulmonary, DTCD
Pulmonologist, Faridabad
Stubborn Cough: Consult A Doctor As It Is The Sign Of Lung Cancer!

The sound of the word cancer can be really traumatic and the fact the one may most of the time be unaware of this condition can be hard to handle. The same is the situation in the case of lung cancer as it does not produce any remarkable signs and symptoms in its early stages. However, there are ways in which you can be aware of this life-threatening ailment. Here are some tell-tale signs of an early stage of lung cancer:

A stubborn cough:
Beware when a cough is lingering on for long with no sign of relief. When a cough is related to cold and respiratory infection, it will subside within a week or so. But in case the cough is persistent, it can be a symptom of lung cancer. You should never dismiss a stubborn cough regardless of whether it is dry or producing mucus. You should talk to a doctor right away as he can check the lungs and may order for other tests to determine whether you have cancer.

Breathing problems:
Becoming easily winded or shortness of breath is considered the most prominent symptoms of lung cancers. This may occur when cancer blocks or inhibit the airway or when the fluid from the tumor starts building up in the chest. If you find that it is becoming difficult for you to breathe in doing tasks that you found easy before, you should not ignore it.

Wheezing:
When the airways become inflamed, blocked or constricted, then the lungs would produce a wheezing and whistling sound while breathing. It can be associated with a host of other causes that are easily treatable but could also be due to lung cancer.

Headache:
Even though headaches are considered one of the most common health problems, if there is a persistent headache, then it could be a sign that lung cancer has spread to the brain. It is important to understand that all headaches are not associated with the brain metastases. There are times when the lung cancer creates pressure on the superior vena cava which is in charge of supplying blood to the upper part of the brain. This pressure can also lead to headaches.

Pain in the bone:
If the lung cancer has spread to the other parts of the body, then it may produce mild pain in the back and other parts of the body. It tends to become worse during the night when you are resting on your back. But it can be difficult for a commoner to differentiate between muscle and bone pain. In case you are suffering from bone pain, you will see that it is becoming worse with movement. Moreover, lung cancer is also associated with pain in the shoulder, neck, and arm even though it is very rare. You should be very attentive to the pain and aches in the body and consult with an expert at the earliest.

You can easily combat lung cancer if diagnosed and treatment is started in its early stages.

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Cancer And Diabetes - Why They Are The New Epidemics?

Dr. Ravi Kumar Muppidi 86% (33 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM
Endocrinologist, Hyderabad
Cancer And Diabetes - Why They Are The New Epidemics?

There was an era where we had deadly infections like plague and polio causing death of thousands of people. We still have occasional outbreak of swine flu, but by and large, infections are quite controlled. The new killer diseases are caused because of the lifestyle we have adapted and the damage we have done to the environment. High intake of processed foods, artificial chemicals in our foods, sedentary lifestyle with very minimal to no physical activity, couching over the computers; the list is quite long.

All these have led to diseases like diabetes and cancer that were not so common about say few decades ago:

Detailed observation has revealed that both these new epidemiologic diseases have a close correlation. There are factors, which induce diabetes and diabetes in turn and in some cases, diabetes inducing agents, can cause cancer also. It has also been observed that mortality is severely increased if diabetic patients are diagnosed with cancer. There are two types of diabetes. While type 1 is mostly hereditary, type 2 is lifestyle induced and the age at which this is being diagnosed is taking a severe plunge. Adolescents and teenagers are being diagnosed for diabetes. Cancer, on the other hand, is of various types (leukaemia, melanoma, myeloma, etc.) and can affect various organs (lung, breast, prostate, stomach, liver, etc.).

The medical community is yet to decipher the disease pattern of both these conditions. While there is no definite correlation between diabetes and all types of cancer, some types of cancer are definitely correlated with a definite reason identified, pancreatic and liver cancer for instance. The high amounts of insulin that diabetic patients are exposed to causes changes in liver and pancreas including fatty liver and cirrhosis, here the incidence of cancer is higher. The linkage is not very clear in lung and intestinal cancers and also there is no link between prostate cancer and diabetes.

Diabetes is considered as a state of chronic inflammation and leads to conditions like hyperinsulinemia (higher levels of insulin in the blood) hyperglycemia (higher levels of sugar in the blood). These are believed to aggravate the neoplastic process of cancer formation, thereby inducing cancer at a greater pace and also increasing the mortality rates.

The following are risk factors that are applicable to both age, physical activity, diet, obesity, drinking and smoking. It is also possible that onset of one can be followed by the other. As noted earlier, more detailed research is awaited to establish a definite linkage, but the correlation cannot be ignored at all.

Both these new epidemics are here to stay and since they have a common set of factors, we need to work on ways to contain them.

The ABCs Of Cancer Prevention!

Dr. Anil Kamath 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, M.S., MCh - Surgical Oncology
Oncologist, Bangalore
The ABCs Of Cancer Prevention!

Cancer occurs when the controlled mechanism of the body is not able to function properly, leading to the development and rampant growth of the malignant cells in the body. These abnormally formed cells form a mass of tissues called tumor, which result in the growth of cancer. Symptoms and signs of cancer vary depending on which part of your body is affected. The early symptoms may include fatigue, loss of weight and appetite, dark patches on the skin, unexplained joint pain or bleeding.

In majority of the cases, people are diagnosed with the disease at an advanced stage where the body fails to react to any medical treatment due to low immunity and poor resistance power. There have been many contradictions regarding the prevention of cancer. Many a time, it so happens that a specific tip on how to prevent cancer recommended by one person or is advised against by another person. All these contradictions may leave you confused and baffled thinking what to do or how to steer away from cancer.

However, the notion that making healthy lifestyle choices helps prevent cancer is widely accepted these days, with the backing of science, of course. That’s why we’re here to help you out with certain ways-

  1. Avoid all forms of tobacco: It is probably one of the best health decisions you can make since consumption of tobacco can cause cancer in your oral cavity or pancreas. Smoking also has adverse effects on your health and most likely affects your lungs. If you’re having difficulty in quitting cigarettes, consult a doctor for strategies and anti-smoking medications that may help you. Also, limit consumption of alcohol to maybe once or twice a week because excessive alcohol consumption can cause cancer in the liver, esophagus or larynx.
  2. Maintain a balanced diet: Intake of red meat and saturated fat can increase the chances of prostate and colon cancer. So reduce intake of fried and charbroiled food. Include lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains and fish to your diet. Food that is rich in fiber can help reduce the risk of colon cancer.
  3. Control your body weight: One major risk factor that may lead to cancer is obesity; so, you need to maintain a balanced weight. High-calorie foods like fat from animal sources and sugary beverages increase your body weight. Exercise or any sort of physical activity can help you reduce weight and hence lower the risk of developing prostate and colon cancer. It also helps to reduce chances of breast cancer or cancer in any reproductive organ among women.
  4. Avoid exposure to radiation: Ultraviolet rays and unnecessary sun exposure can cause skin cancer and melanomas, so make sure you have taken necessary precautions before stepping out. You can go for a good sunscreen with effective SPF to keep yourself protected from the harmful UV rays.

Cancer treatments can be very strenuous and emotionally draining, so the best way to fight cancer is to prevent it from the very beginning. These tips on making lifestyle changes can be very useful in preventing cancer.

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Prostate Cancer - What To Expect

Dr. Irfan Shaikh 82% (10 ratings)
MCh Urology & Transplant Surgeon, MS - General Surgery, MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery
Urologist, Pune
Prostate Cancer - What To Expect

Cancer is the most dangerous disease noticeable throughout the world. The most common type of cancer that affects men is prostate cancer. Prostate is a small exocrine gland situated directly below the bladder and in front of the rectum. This is gland is approximately in size of a walnut and plays an important role in production of a milky fluid during orgasm of sex in which the semen travels. During the climax stage of the prostate gland is forced to push the fluid and remove the semen out of the reproductive structures.

Prostate gland is a slow progressive disease which makes many males left unidentified even the presence of prostate cancer even until they die. 6 out of 100 male over the age of 60 are getting prostate cancer. Though prostate cancer can be cured at a better rate when compared to other type of cancer it is always best to stay protected. Prevention is always better than cure. Here are few tips to keep your prostate healthy.

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer-

During the early stages of prostate cancer there are usually no symptoms. Most men at this stage find out they have prostate cancer after a routine check up or blood test. When symptoms do exist, they are usually one or more of the following:

  1. The patient urinates more often

  2. The patient gets up at night more often to urinate

  3. He may find it hard to start urinating

  4. He may find it hard to keep urinating once he has started

  5. There may be blood in the urine

  6. Urination might be painful

  7. Ejaculation may be painful (less common)

  8. Achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult (less common).

If the prostate cancer is advanced the following symptoms are also possible:

  1. Bone pain, often in the spine (vertebrae), pelvis, or ribs

  2. The proximal part of the femur can be painful

  3. Leg weakness

  4. Urinary incontinence

  5. Fecal incontinence

Ways to have a healthy prostate –

  1. Diet and weight – the most important factor is the diet to maintain a healthy weight. Avoid fatty food items and take fats from vegetables than from animals. Avoid dairy products and increase the intake of fresh fruits and vegetables.

  2. Exercise – have a regular practise of doing exercise at least for 30mins a day. This really helps you to keep your body fit.

  3. Be precautious – if you have a family history of prostate cancer or if you feel you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer talk with your doctor about it and take preventive drugs as per the doctor’s advice.

  4. Red foods – research shows that men who consume red foods like watermelon, tomato and other red fruits are at lower risk of getting prostate cancer as they contain a powerful antioxidant called lycopene

  5. Caffeine – three to four cups of coffee per day reduces your risk of getting prostate cancer.

  6. Stop smoking – if you are at high risk of getting prostate cancer it is best advised to quit smoking and alcohol.
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