The prostate is a
walnut-sized gland which forms part of the male reproductive system. It is located in front of the rectum and just below the bladder, and surrounds the urethra, thus affecting the normal flow of urine. Scientists are still researching the prostate's complete function, however it is known that its main role is to squeeze fluid into the urethra as sperm move through it during sexual climax. This prostatic fluid, which forms part of the semen, provides energy for the sperm and reduces the acidity of the vaginal canal. The prostate is controlled by hormones. These hormones affect its growth, the way it works and ongoing health - they are important in maintaining a system of balance in the prostate.
An enlarged prostate is a non-cancerous condition in which the narrowing of the urethra makes the elimination of urine more difficult. It most often occurs in men over age 50. A non-cancerous condition that affects many men past 50 years of age, enlarged prostate makes eliminating urine more difficult by narrowing the urethra, a tube running from the bladder through the prostate gland. It can effectively be treated by surgery and, today, by certain drugs.
Causes & symptoms
When the enlarging prostate gland narrows the urethra, a man will have increasing trouble starting the urine stream. Because some urine remains behind in the bladder, he will have to urinate more often, perhaps two or three times at night (nocturia). The need to urinate can become very urgent and, in time, urine may dribble out to stain a man's clothing--to his embarrassment. Other symptoms of BPH are a weak and sometimes a split stream, and general aching or pain in the perineum (the area between the scrotum and anus). Some men may have considerable enlargement of the prostate before even mild symptoms develop.
This is the most-neglected male disease in the U.S. It strikes more men than either prostate cancer or prostate enlargement. It can be one of the most miserable diseases inflicted on men. It strikes them at younger ages.
It lasts longer. Urologists estimate that one in every four men who see a doctor about a problem involving the penis, urethra, testicles, prostate, bladder, or kidneys is suffering from one of three types of this disease. But prostatitis is not a threat to life, and for all practical purposes research of prostatitis does not exist.
These mimic the symptoms of prostate growth, such as: Frequent urge to urinate, Difficult start, dribbling, Nighttime trips to the bathroom . The symptom that sets prostatitis apart from prostate growth is pain. This varies from mild to so severe it renders a man helpless. Indeed, some people refer to a man in severe prostatitis pain as a "prostate cripple."
PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA (BPH)
NON-CANCEROUS PROSTATE GROWTH
condition is normally identified by its symptoms. The most common
1- Getting up nights to go to the bathroom
2- Sudden, almost irresistible need to urinate
3- A weak, start-stop stream
4- Problems getting the stream to start.
The prostate begins to
enlarge in all men usually starting in their 40's. Once growth starts,
it does not stop as long as life goes on. Effects of this growth vary
from almost unbearable misery to minor annoyance, and points in-between.
The general rule is that one man in four over age 60 will become so
aggravated by BPH he will need physical relief.
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Food to consider and Food to avoid
Eat a diet rich in natural whole foods and unsaturated fatty acids from vegetable oils, and containing good quality proteins
Reduce or avoid the consumption of alcohol (especially beer)
Reduce the intake of cholesterol containing foods
Avoid refined carbohydrates such as white sugar and flour
Learn to relax and avoid stress
Avoid those foods which have been treated with pesticides and hormones.
Stay away from coffee, tea, and alcohol, which increase your output of urine.
Eat the right stuff. Eat a variety of foods, especially whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. These are high in fiber, loaded with vitamins, and low in fat. The fiber helps speed toxins out of the body. The vitamins and other active compounds called phytochemicals-phyto for plant-boost the body's defenses.
Avoid fatty meats, whole dairy products, and other foods that are high in fat; lots of dietary fat can raise your risk of cancer. Also, some studies suggest that eating very well-done meat (especially hamburgers, steak, and bacon) can increase your risk, so you should try to avoid it.
Diet Makes a Difference
Making a commitment to gradually include more vegetables is the first step. Colorful vegetables such as spinach, beets, winter squash, asparagus, tomatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes and dark green lettuces contain carotenoids, which have a preferred lower glycemic index, are loaded with fiber and have cancer-fighting properties.
These powerfully pigmented vegetables also act as antioxidants, protecting healthy cells from chemotherapy and radiation. Carotenoids are fat soluble, so more will be absorbed when eaten with a meal or snack containing some healthy fat. Cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, broccoli, brussel sprouts, and cauliflower are known for their cancer-fighting phytochemicals. This group of plant food also helps detoxify the body.
Onions and garlic are powerhouses that contain substances like quercetin, allicin, S-allyl cysteine and selenium. These are important for targeting prostate cancer cells and helping with detoxification.
Caffeine, alcohol, spicy foods and/or acidic foods may irritate the prostate, and most doctors recommend either eliminating them or consuming very little of them. Diets with an emphasis on soy are helpful as this helps eliminate
DHT. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds may also be helpful. Cut back on beer, as this stimulates hormones that may contribute to prostate growth.
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