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Know The Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer!

Dr. Upwan K Chauhan 89% (12 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery, MNAMS (Membership of the National Academy) (General Surgery)
Urologist, Ghaziabad
Know The Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer!

Only men have prostate gland and it surrounds that part of the tube which carries urine out of the body from the bladder. When cells in this gland start growing without any control and get clumped with each other, they form tumors. It is then the chances of prostate cancer arise in the men's body. These tumors can be malignant, and they can kill the healthy tissues of your body and spread to other body parts. 

Chances of getting prostate cancer
The chances of getting prostate cancer are among men who are over 65 years of age. The ratio of getting prostate cancer is one among six men. It is more common in black men compared to white men, Hispanic men and Asian men. Moreover, when there is history of prostate cancer in your family, the chances of having prostate cancer increases.

Now, let's find out the symptoms that will let you know that you may have prostate cancer.

Symptoms of prostate cancer
There are different stages of prostate cancer and depending upon the stage you can get to know various symptoms. 
However, the problem is that in the early stages there are no specific symptoms of prostate cancer. Certain urinary symptoms may suggest that you are suffering from prostate cancer. Such symptoms are: 

  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty with starting urine flow
  • Urination that burns
  • Blood in the urine
  • Weak flow, or 'dribbling'

These symptoms always do not mean that you are suffering from prostate cancer, as these symptoms may be there when your prostate gland gets enlarged. 

Another symptom associated with prostate cancer is pain in different parts of the body. When the cancerous cells spread they cause pain around the prostate gland. There can be pain in the hips, pelvis, and lower back or upper thighs. 

Prostate gland also plays a major role in the male reproductive system. Thus, if there is any sexual dysfunction, there are chances that it may be due to prostate cancer. If you are having a problem in getting an erection or maintaining it also becomes difficult, one problem can be prostate cancer.  Sometimes you may experience painful ejaculation, which also points towards chances of having prostate cancer. 

Thus, if you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, its right time to get to your physician.

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Prostate Cancer - Know Signs To Detect It!

Dr. Sandeep Nunia 89% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - General Surgery, Mch - Urology
Urologist, Jaipur
Prostate Cancer - Know Signs To Detect It!

Only men have prostate gland, and it surrounds that part of the tube which carries urine out of the body from the bladder. When cells in this gland start growing without any control and get clumped with each other, they form tumors. It is then the chances of prostate cancer arise in the men's body. These tumors can be malignant, and they can kill the healthy tissues of your body and spread to other body parts. 

Chances of getting prostate cancer

The chances of getting prostate cancer are among men who are over 65 years of age. The ratio of getting prostate cancer is one among six men. It is more common in black men compared to white men, Hispanic men and Asian men. Moreover, when there is history of prostate cancer in your family, the chances of having prostate cancer increases.

Now, let's find out the symptoms that will let you know that you may have prostate cancer.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

There are different stages of prostate cancer and depending upon the stage you can get to know various symptoms. 

However, the problem is that in the early stages there are no specific symptoms of prostate cancer. Certain urinary symptoms may suggest that you are suffering from prostate cancer. Such symptoms are

-  Frequent urination
-  Difficulty with starting urine flow
-  Urination that burns
-  Blood in the urine
-  Weak flow, or 'dribbling'

These symptoms always do not mean that you are suffering from prostate cancer, as these symptoms may be there when your prostate gland gets enlarged. 

Another symptom associated with prostate cancer is pain in different parts of the body. When the cancerous cells spread they cause pain around the prostate gland. There can be pain in the hips, pelvis, and lower back or upper thighs. 

Prostate gland also plays a major role in the male reproductive system. Thus, if there is any sexual dysfunction, there are chances that it may be due to prostate cancer. If you are having a problem in getting an erection or maintaining it also becomes difficult, one problem can be prostate cancer.  Sometimes you may experience painful ejaculation, which also points towards chances of having prostate cancer. 

Thus, if you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, its right time to get to your physician. Remember that as there are no early symptoms, the moment you find any of these symptoms, you should pay a visit to your Doctor.

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Top Urologists in Gurgaon

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Top Urologists in Gurgaon

Urologists are skilled to diagnose or treat any problem related to urinary tract or kidney infections. Top urologist in Gurgaon can help in detecting any kind of disorders like kidney stones, interstitial cystitis, enlarged prostate and sexual dysfunction in males and females.  Below is the list of top 10 urologist in Gurgaon are:

1. Dr. Anirudh Kaushik

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Urology

Consultation fees: ₹1000 - 1200

Dr. Anirudh is amongst the top urologist & uro oncologist in Gurgaon, with 27 years of experience. He is currently associated with Dr. Deepika's Complete Family Clinic and
Holy Family Hospital. He is not only an expert in urology but also an expert Laparoscopic Surgeries. He specialises in wide range of disorders and surgeries such as treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI), pediatric urology, andrology, laparoscopy, neurourology, Uro-oncology & radiology, laser & robotic urology, and infertility

2. Dr. Nandakishore S K

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹750 

Dr. Nandakishore S K is a renowned urologist in Gurgaon with 21 years of experience and currently practices at Columbia Asia Hospital, Gurgaon. He specializes in treatment of urinary conditions like hematuria, hydrocele, and problems related to reproductive organs like H.I.V and Erectile Dysfunction. He has also conducted many surgeries, using different procedures like vasectomy, reconstructive urology and minimally invasive urology surgery etc. 

3. Dr. Shalabh Agrawal

DNB (Urology), MS, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹600 

Dr. Shalabh Agrawal is a respected urologist, urological surgeon and andrologist in Delhi, NCR.  He has over 15 years of experience and has treated many cases and complications related to UTI and other kidney disorders. He currently practices at Arcus Superspeciality Center in Dwarka, New Delhi and One Health Urology Clinic. He is a respected member of the Urological Society of India, and is particularly interested in endo-urology and laparoscopy. His areas of expertise are cystoscopy, hematuria, erectile dysfunction, HIV, hydrocele treatment, incontinence, kidney transplant, lithotripsy, and male sexual problems.

4. Dr. Mrinal Pahwa

DNB (Urology), MS - General Surgery, MBBS

Consultation fees: ₹700-1000 

Dr. Mrinal Pahwa is a well known Urologist based in Delhi/ Gurgaon. He has 15 years of experience as Urologist and Andrologist. He is currently practicing at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Pahwa Medical Centre and is member of USI and ASI. He specializes in treatments for Cystoscopy, Hematuria (Blood in Urine),treatment of Erectile Dysfunction. HIV treatment, Hydrocele surgical treatment, Incontinence treatment, kidney transplant treatment, lithotripsy procedure, treatment of Male sexual problems, minimally invasive urology, open prostatectomy, reconstructive surgery and subincision.

5. Dr. Vikas Agarwal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MRCS (UK), DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹600-700

Dr. Vikas Agarwal currently practices as a Sr. Consultant Urology & HOD Kidney Transplant at Asian Institute of Medical Sciences, Faridabad. He has 16 years of experience and is a reputed member of many state and national associations. In his vast career he has done more than 10,000 endourological Laser procedure, cadaveric organ transplant & retrieval. He also specialises in Laparoscopic donor Nephrectomy, laparoscopic kidney, prostate and bladder cancer surgeries. 

6. Dr. Ajay Sharma

M. Ch. (Urology), MS, MBBS

Consultation fees:  ₹1000 - 1500

Dr. Ajay has 33 years of experience as a Urologist, Andrologist and Urological Surgeon. He is a member of many eminent associations like Indian Medical Association (IMA), Medical Council of India (MCI), Urological Society of India (USI), American Urological Association (AUA) and Bangalore Urological Society. He is known for his treatments and procedures like frenuloplasty, circumcision, vasovasostomy and TESA. Dr. Ajay currently practices at Sir Ganga ram Hospital and Umkal Hospital.

7. Dr. Sumit Sharma

MCH-Urology, M.S. (General Surgery) , MBBS

Consultation fees:  ₹800

Dr. Sumit Sharma is practicing as a urologist and renal transplantation specialist from last 8 years. He currently Heads the department of Urology at Rocklnd Hospital Manesar and also practices at Deetya Multispeciality Clinic. He has been part of more than 300 renal transplants and has performed over 50-60 Laparoscopic Donor nephrectomy in his career till now. He specialises in all kind of endourological procedure like PCNL, URS, TURP, HOLEP, TURBT etc. 

8. Dr. Abhinav Agarwal

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MBA - Hospital Administration, MCh - Urology/Genito-Urinary Surgery

Consultation fees:  ₹700-1000

Dr. Abhinav Agarwal is a reputed and experienced urologist and general surgeon who currently practices at Uma Sanjeevani Hospital, Columbia Asia Hospital and Suryadeep Hospital, Gurgaon. In 14 years of experience he has gained a lot of experience in treatments and procedures related to Endourology, Laparoscopic Surgery, General Surgery and Renal Transplantation. He has by far performed more than 10000 major urological procedures like Kidney Stones, Prostate, Bladder Cancer, Stricture Urethra and other Urological Illness.

9. Dr. Raman Tanwar

MBBS, MCh - Urology, Fellowship in Minimal Access Surgery, MS - General Surgery

Consultation fees: ₹1000

Dr. Raman Tanwar is a renowned urological surgeon, andrologist and men's health specialist in Gurgaon.  He has 14 years of national and international experience. In his career span he has been a co-author of 4 books in surgery and has won several fellowships and awards. He was even awarded with the British Medical Association award. His areas of specialization are urology and andrology problems like enlarged prostate, kidney stones, sexual problems, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, uti etc. He currently practices at W Hospital, Ggn.

10. Dr. Narmada Prasad Gupta

Doctor of Science(D.Sc), Fellow Academy of Medical Sciences(FAMS), M.Ch.(Urology), M.S.(Surgery),M.B.B.S.

Consultation fees: ₹1200

Dr. N.P. Gupta is a highly reputed name with 40 years of experience as urologist. He is currently chairman, academics and research division urology at Medenta. Dr Gupta is a Padamshree recipient for his exceptional contribution in the field of urology at both National and International Level. He is a pioneer and renowned surgeon who started robotic surgery in India. In his career he has performed more than 20,000 operations for various urological diseases.

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Prostate Cancer - All You Should Know About It!

Dr. Gautam 88% (29 ratings)
MS - General Surgery, Mch - Urology
Urologist, Darbhanga
Prostate Cancer - All You Should Know About It!

Prostate Cancer is a form of cancer that affects men. The prostate is basically a small gland that sits in the male pelvic cavity and is responsible for producing seminal fluid or semen, from its position under the bladder, surrounding the urethra. The testosterone hormone controls this gland.

Prostate cancer refers to the growth of a malignant mass of cells which can also be called a tumour. More about this cancer:

  • Risk Factors: The various risk factors involved in this kind of cancer are many. Advanced age, a family history of the same disease, obesity as well as genetic changes can lead to the development of this kind of tumour.
  • Types: There are basically two types of prostate cancer, including fast growing or aggressive, and slow growing or non-aggressive. Yet, it is also important to remember that not every abnormal growth in this gland can be termed as a tumour, or is a sign of prostate cancer. A malignant growth signifies prostate cancer. This tumour can grow at a fast pace for aggressive prostate cancer, while it can grow and spread slowly for the non-aggressive type.
  • Symptoms: It is possible to not have any kind of obvious symptoms when suffering from this kind of cancer. The symptoms usually begin to show up when the cancer has reached a more advanced stage. These include urinary problems, most significantly. The patient may go through pain and difficulty when it comes to urinating. This pain may also occur during ejaculation. The patient may also find blood discharge in the semen upon ejaculation and suffer from sexual dysfunction as well. Pain in the chest, pelvic area and back are also common symptoms of prostate cancer, which may gradually turn into numbness in the said areas as well.
  • Diagnosis: The diagnosis of the issue will be done by a specialist from the urology department. After a physical examination where a diagnosis of the symptoms and other check ups will happen, the doctor may conduct lab tests to check the blood, urine and other samples. Further, imaging tests like MRIand CT scans will also be conducted. A digital rectal exam and prostate biopsywill also help in effective diagnosis.
  • Treatment: The treatment of this kind of cancer usually depends on the severity of the symptoms and the spread of the tumour. Besides active observation, the doctor may also recommend radiation, chemotherapy and surgery based on the age and health condition of the patient. If you happen to find even subtle symptoms which could point towards this disease, do not hesitate to get in touch with the doctor.
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Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

Dr. Radhika A (Md) 84% (10 ratings)
MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate!

Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Acupuncture Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate
What is Enlarged Prostate
Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate
Causes of Enlarged Prostate
Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate
Complications of Enlarged Prostate
Lab Investigations and Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate
Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate
Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Homeopathic medicines for enlarged prostate helps to reduce prostate, painful micturation, repeated urination and bloody urine caused by prostate gland enlargement. Following are some homeopathic remedies which are very effective for enlarged prostate.

Chimaphilia
Sabal serrulata
Staphysagria
Thuja
Hepar sulphuris calcareum
Conium maculatum
Baryta 

Acupuncture and Acupressure Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Acupuncture treatments are very effective for Enlarged Prostate. The main aim of acupuncture treatment is to balance the disharmony, open the acupuncture channels, reduce inflammation, stop pain & bleeding, shrink prostate and smooth urination. 

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Conventional drug treatments include Finasteride and dutasteride that block a natural hormone that makes the prostate enlarge. Alpha-blockers can also help the symptoms of Enlarged Prostate, even in men with normal blood pressure. Some allopathic drugs are terazosin, doxazosin tamsulosin and alfuzosin. 

Surgical Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by Enlarged Prostate.  Following are the types of surgery that are used.

Transurethral surgery
Open surgery
Laser surgery

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Enlarged Prostate 

Avoid to eat spicy foods or drinking carbonated beverages
Reduce to eat Red meat
Eat foods containing more zinc such walnuts, pumpkin, seeds, safflower seeds and oysters. 
Other Treatment of Enlarged Prostate

Yoga is really helpful to the enlarged prostate. It also helps tone the deep pelvic muscles there by promoting circulation. 

What is Enlarged Prostate?

Enlarged Prostate is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra. It is also called as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Symptoms of Enlarged Prostate

A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
Difficulty starting urination
Dribbling’ after urinating
Frequent urination
Burning with urination
Urgency to urinate
A discharge from the penis
Getting up frequently at night to urinate
Straining to urinate
Continued dribbling of urine
Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Causes of Enlarged Prostate

Genetics
Hormone imbalance
Cell-growth factor
Zinc deficiency
Obesity
Decreased testosterone level 

Risk factors of Enlarged Prostate

Age
Heredity
Marital status

Complications of Enlarged Prostate

Diabetes
Hypertension
Kidney failure
Bladder stones
Bladder cancer 

Diagnosis of Enlarged Prostate

Physicians to diagnose an enlarged prostate include:

Digital rectal exam.
Urine and blood tests
Ultrasound
Urine flow exam
Cystoscopy 

Precautions & Prevention of Enlarged Prostate 

Urinate when you first get the urge
Avoid alcohol and caffeine, especially after dinner.
Don’t drink a lot of liquid all at once
Keep warm and exercise regularly
Do not take cold and sinus medications
Reduce stress

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Top Reasons To See A Urologist!

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Agrawal 89% (11 ratings)
M.Ch - Urology, DNB (General Surgery), MS - Urology, MBBS, DNB - Urology
Urologist, Jalandhar
Top Reasons To See A Urologist!

Be it frequent urination, painful urination, or change in color of urine, you must not hesitate to visit a urologist, especially when the symptoms persist for more than two days. Typically, an abnormal urge to urinate is directly affected by any infection in the bladder or due to any underlying medical condition. A urologist who is specialized in the study and treatment of disorders related to the urinary system is the right person to diagnose the problem and put you on the right treatment. Read on to have an insight into symptoms that would necessitate a urologist visit.

Inability to urinate: Many people tend to have calcium depositions in their urinary tract. This is what is known as a stone. When this stone grows big in dimension, it can block the ureters or the urethra. In both these situations, the total urine output reduces to a great extent or can stop completely. The first symptom, in this case, will be an intolerable pain in the back or lower abdomen. This is also a common sign in males with an enlarged prostate.

As the prostate grows in size, it pushes onto the bladder, thus again making it difficult to release urine.

  1. Pain in the lower abdomen: Pain in the lower abdomen is also a symptom of various kinds of urinary problems. If the pain is accompanied by urinary frequency or a burning sensation during urination, it inevitably prompts a visit to the urologist to check for bladder cancer or prostate.
  2. Blood in urine: Irrespective of the gender of the sufferer, blood in the urine is never a good sign. An immediate visit to the urologist is suggested as he can order tests which can highlight an infection or a disease or in extreme cases, even the early signs of cancer in kidney or bladder.
  3. Repeated urinary tract infections: Cases might arise, when a particular person is suffering from two or more infections in a span of 6 months. This situation should never be ignored, and immediately a doctor should be visited as this can be a serious health problem in both men and women. Prophylactic or some antibiotic treatments will be prescribed in this case.
  4. Chronic pain in the pelvic region: This is again another urinary condition which can affect both sexes. This condition is characterized by increased frequency of urination and nocturia and pain in the lower abdomen are also reported. Nocturia is severe nighttime urination. The treatment for this condition depends on the reason. A series of tests and examinations have to be carried out to find out the reason, and accordingly, a treatment plan has to be charted out.

Apart from the symptoms mentioned above, if you experience uncontrolled urine leakage or any sediments in urine or if you sense any abnormality concerning the lower abdominal area a urologist visit is warranted. No need to shy away from reporting even such minor discomfort as it could help avoid dire consequences.

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Overactive Urinary Bladder - What Can Possibly Help Manage It?

Dr. Kuldip Singh 93% (199 ratings)
Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS, MBBS
Urologist, Delhi
Overactive Urinary Bladder - What Can Possibly Help Manage It?

Overactive bladder (OAB) is a set of symptoms that causes a sudden urge to urinate to an extent that can negatively affect a person’s life. OAB incidence increases with age but it is not part of the normal aging process. Many affected people may feel embarrassed and isolate themselves from work and social activities. During normal urination, the detrusor muscle of the bladder contracts when the bladder is full and relaxes when empty. A normal adult bladder contains up to 600cc of urine, in OAB, as little as 200cc of urine can trigger bladder contraction. Certain neurological conditions like stroke, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, tumors, diabetes, bladder stones, enlarged prostate and other abnormalities that obstruct bladder outflow can lead to an overactive bladder. Excessive consumption of caffeine or alcohol could also obstruct the process of normal urination.

While sometimes one may have an urgent urge to urinate due to diet or lifestyle modification, but mentioned below are few symptoms mentioned below should not be ignored:

  • Urgency to urinate for a longer period of time, however, a patient may or may not urinate after feeling this urge.
  • Patients may leak urine after feeling a sudden urgency. They find it unable to control the flow leading to leakage of few drops or sometimes a gushing large amount of urine.
  • Frequent urination, more than 8 times in 24 hours.
  • Nocturia i.e waking up one or more times at night to urinate.

Treatment

  1. Diet, lifestyle modification should be the first line of treatment

    • Weight loss in obese patients reduces episodes of incontinence
    • Avoiding caffeine and alcohol can do the trick.
    • Kegel exercises are exercises of pelvic muscle, which strengthen the muscles of the pelvis and the urethra which support the opening to the bladder. Recommended 30-80 times every day for 8 weeks.
    • In women, vaginal weight training can be really helpful. In this small weights are held by the vagina by tightening the vaginal muscles. It should be practiced for 15 minutes twice daily for 4-6 weeks.
    • Bladder training is generally done with the help of physical therapist or urologist. It also uses pelvic floor muscle contractions to expand the intervals between voiding and to suppress the urge to void.
  2. Medications: Used as the second line of treatment as the drugs in most cases are only moderately helpful.
    • Anticholinergics act by relaxing the bladder, they decrease the hyperactivity of the detrusor muscle. There are several other medications that may be prescribed by the doctor depending upon the severity of the condition.
  3. Other procedures: third line of treatment
    • Botox injections can be given directly into the bladder wall. It suppresses involuntary bladder contractions by blocking nerve signals.
    • Neuromodulation uses electrical stimulation to reorganize spinal reflexes involved in bladder control.
    • Reconstructive bladder surgery enlarges the size of the bladder by using part of the intestine.

Enlarged Prostate Surgery - What To Expect & How To Recover Post It?

Dr. Ram Naresh Daga 86% (14 ratings)
DNB - Urology, MS - General Surgery
Urologist, Jaipur
Enlarged Prostate Surgery - What To Expect & How To Recover Post It?

Enlarged prostate surgery is a very common type of surgery that many have to undergo nowadays. An enlarged prostate causes many health problems including urinary tract obstructions and urinary tract infections. It may also lead to the passing of blood via urine. Thus, enlarged prostate must be treated as soon as possible as neglect may lead to prostate cancer and its associated health issues.

There are various types of prostate surgeries that a doctor performs on his/her patients.

Most Common surgery for enlarged prostate is TURP. Benign enlargement of Prostate can be treated with Endoscopic surgery.

How To Recover From The Surgery?

For a few days post the surgery your urine would be collected through a urine bag attached to the catheter. One might feel a little sore in his/her genitals after the surgery, but that is quite normal to occur. The soreness is caused due to the surgery and the incisions made and would heal in a matter of a few days.

Interestingly, since the urethra plays an important role in this surgery, the catheter has to be in place for at least two to three weeks but the patient can be discharged after a two to three night stay at the hospital. It is advised that the patient takes ample rest. But this does not mean all rest and no work. In fact, it is seen that patients can walk a little and even go back to a normal diet within a week to ten days of the operation. But regular checkups, till the urethra is healed, are compulsory. 

Hence, these are some of the recovery procedures after an enlarged prostate surgery. Such surgeries are quite common and heal quickly. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

Enlarged Prostate - 8 Warning Signs At Your Rescue!

Dr. Devendu Laxmikant Shah 91% (37 ratings)
MBBS, DNB ( General Surgery ), DNB - Urology/Genito - Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Pune
Enlarged Prostate - 8 Warning Signs At Your Rescue!

The prostate gland in males surrounds the urethra, through which urine and sperm are passed out of the body. Its function is to secrete a fluid, which provides nourishment to the sperm. It is about the shape of a walnut and is present between the pubic bone and the rectum.

As a man crosses 40, the prostate gland begins to increase in size due to an increase in the number of cells. This is known as hyperplasia.  The condition is usually benign and therefore the name benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). As it continues to grow, there is an increased pressure on the urethra. Therefore, there can be problems with urination. The bladder, being a muscular organ, compensates to some extent and so the problems with urination are mostly managed. If left untreated, this can continue to be a major problem and the bladder may not be able to compensate. In men who are 60-plus, BPH is very common.

Signs and symptoms 

  1. One of the initial symptoms of BPH is when the urine stream begins to grow weak.
  2. There could also be a reduced speed of passing urine.
  3. Men with BPH never have a feeling of complete emptying of the bladder.
  4. On the other hand, there is also a constant difficulty in initiating a urine stream. There could be intermittent breaks in the urine stream.
  5. The person may feel the need to strain to initiate the stream and to ensure complete emptying.
  6. There could be dribbling of urine after passing urine.
  7. The duration between two bathroom visits can constantly reduce, with the constant urge to urinate.
  8. There is a constant urge to visit the bathroom, which is more common in the night. One of the most annoying features of BPH is the waking up at night to urinate, but with an inability to initiate a stream and an inability to completely empty the bladder, it leaves the person very irritated and frustrated.
  9. There could be blood in the urine. In fact, blood in the urine accompanied by fever, chills, nausea, and vomiting are indications of an emergency.
  10. There could be a blockage of urine completely if the enlargement is quite severe.

Diagnosis
If you are having any of these symptoms, then the doctor will first test for an enlarged prostate through a digital rectal exam. Then a test is done to check a chemical called prostate-specific antigen. In addition, X-rays, Ultrasonography, and scanning may be used to confirm the diagnosis. 

Treatment
Though medications are available, confirmatory treatment is through surgical removal. The procedure needs a minimum of 2 to 3 days.

Cancer Causing Foods That Should Be Ignored!

Dr. Akash Kumar Modi 89% (62 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
General Physician, Balasore
Cancer Causing Foods That Should Be Ignored!

The food you eat is critical for your overall wellbeing as a number of cancers that affect the human body are of gastrointestinal origin. Stick to organic and chemical free foods to live a healthier life since they reduce the risk of cancer substantially. Regular consumption of the food items mentioned below increase your risk of developing cancer, as well as many other conditions and should be avoided at all costs.


1. Microwave Popcorn - Most microwave-popcorn bags are lined with c8, also known as perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) which increases the risk of certain cancers such as kidney, testicular, bladder, pancreas and liver cancer notably. Microwave popcorn also contains an artificial or synthetic butter flavoring called diacetyl which is extremely toxic and obstructs breathing.


2. Canned Tomatoes - While tomatoes are considered to be cancer fighting foods, their canned counterparts are extremely unhealthy and may cause cancer. This is mainly due to the lining of the cans they are put in which contains a chemical known as bisphenol-A or BPA that has been proven to elevate the risk of infertility as well as prostate and breast cancer. Due to their (tomatoes) high acidity, BPA leaks from the lining of the cans and penetrates into the fruit. Tomatoes should be cooked fresh or stored in glass jars.


3. Processed/Grilled Red Meat - Processed meats such as sausages, prosciutto, bacon, pimento loaf, bologna, hot dogs etc., contain various chemicals and preservatives such as sodium nitrate. This is added to make the meat look fresh and appealing but are, in fact, carcinogenic in nature. Moreover, you should also avoid grilling meat since it releases a carcinogen known as heterocyclic aromatic amines. Another dangerous food item includes smoked meat since it picks up tar from the smoking process. 


4. Farmed Salmon - It is imperative to avoid farmed salmon because they are fed unnatural diets that are contaminated with carcinogens, antibiotics, chemicals, pesticides and so on. They also harbor sea lice, 30 times greater in amount than wild salmon. High levels of PCBs, cancer causing dioxins, and mercury have been found in them. It is advisable to opt for wild sockeye salmon instead of farmed salmon

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