There are a vast array of habits, lifestyle choices and enivronmental hazards that contribute to poor prostate functioning and health. In this article we look at some of the common things that should be avoided to dramatically increase the health of your prostate. Check them out below!
Drink less than 2 units per day, as studies have shown that if you drink more you place yourself at greater risk.
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Perhaps you are wondering how Prostacet pills work for prostate health. In this article we are going to go quite in-depth and look at all the ins and outs of this medicine.
So what exactly is Prostacet?
It is an all-natural prostate supplement that is formulated to impove prostate health. It has saw palmetto which nourishes the prostate.
The formulation is generally considered good, the ingredients have been proven to help the prostate. However, just 4 ingredients are listed and some of them are at lower levels than would be necessary to be effective. Also there is something, ‘other ingredient’ which is listed but there is no further mention of what this could be. The dosage is not mentioned which may worry some people. Continue reading →
Today we put the question of whether men should be doing kegel exercises to a medical expert. If you are wondering what Kegel exercises, they are simply the contraction and release of the PC (pubococcygeus muscle). Just like lifting weights you do repetitions and sets of the exercise. You can locate the muscle by trying to move the penis when you have an erection or stopping the flow of urine when you are urinating.
So are these Kegel exercises beneficial? It’s a RESOUNDING yes! They are easy, work very quickly and you can do them anywhere discreetly. There is no excuse to not do them, whether you are at work or commuting or standing in line at the bank.
Some of the benefits of these exercises are: Better control of the flow of urine, better prostate health and increased sexual arousal and control of ejaculation. With all these benefits its a really hard to believe that every guy in the whole world is not doing them!
They increase the intensity and duration of an orgasm. You can notice the difference after doing the exercises for only a few days as the muscle is very responsive. From an Eastern Medicine perspective the exercises help to improve ‘qi’ or life energy flow in the area.
So start today with a few repetitions thoughout the day and build it up. Soon you will notice the incredible benefits and your prostate will be better off for it!
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What conditions and diseases can a prostate biopsy diagnose?
It can be an agonizing wait if you have had a biopsy done. It is however not always a cause for extreme concern.
A doctor will do a prostate bioposy when he feels an abnormality on the DRE (digital rectal exam) or a mans PSA levels are higher than they should be. Although it is assosciated with the detection of tissue that is cancerous, cancer may not be the only issue causing enlargement.
Conditions and diseases that can be diagnosed in this way include: BPH – benign prostate hypertrophy, prostatitis or inflammation of the prostate. BPH while sounding rather serious, is a non cancerous condition which causes the tissues of the prostate to swell.
We hope this information has helped you. If in any further doubt please consult your doctor. Thanks for reading.
Most medical professionals recommend yearly prostate screening once you turn 50. But you should check with your doctor if you notice any of the following problem:
* Frequent urge to urinate
* Need to get up many times during the night to urinate
* Blood in urine or semen
* Painful or burning urination
* Not being able to urinate
* Painful ejaculation
* Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs
* Dribbling of urine
If you have any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away.
Prostate cancer is very common and unlike what most people think, most prostate cancer patients do not die from it. You may think ‘cancer’ and think it is a death sentence but this is not so at all. In most men with prostate cancer, the disease grows very slowly. Many men with prostate cancer eventually die from other causes other than prostate cancer. However, it does mean that men should totally ignore their prostate problems. Early detection helps and family history matters. If someone in your family has had prostate issues and cancer, you should not take the matter lightly. Lifestyle changes can help you prostate health and they are easy to put in place.
If you are over 65, have your prostate checked regularly since age is the one single factor in prostate health. Most men probably will notice some prostate issues after the age 50. So talk to your doctor.
Source: the National Cancer Institute
Although prostate cancer is not the deadliest cancer, it can still cause death among patients. According the to National Cancer Institute, there were 217,730 new cases of prostate cancer found in the US in 2010. There were also 32,050 documented deaths from prostate cancer in 2010 in the US alone.
Many men have died from prostate cancer, although many had complications or other health issues. So if your doctor tells you that getting prostate cancer is not all that bad, don’t take it for granted that it’s ok to get prostate cancer. Like skin cancer, people can still die from it.
If you notice any symptoms or anything unusual with your prostate, schedule an exam. In most cases, you might just have some prostate problems which can be helped with medication. But you don’t want to put it off until later. If you’re over the age of 50, schedule an exam anyway even if you don’t have any symptoms.
So you are getting older and things ‘downstairs’ no longer function as they once used to. For men over 50, the most common prostate issue is prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (buh-NYN prah-STAT-ihk HEYE-pur-PLAY-zhuh). As the prostate gets bigger and bigger, it squeezes the urethra and this causes urinary problems. Some related problems include:
- A frequent and urgent need for urination
- Trouble starting a urine stream, even though you feel you have to rush to get to the bathroom
- A weak stream of urine
- A small amount of urine each time you go
- The feeling that you still have to go, even when you have just finished urinating
- Waking up to urinate more than once or twice a night
- Leaking or dribbling urine
- Small amounts of blood in your urine
So what should you do if you experience these? Well, it’s a good idea to talk to your doctor if you have any symptoms of prostate enlargement. Your doctor might suggest that you “wait and see” if your symptoms don’t bother you too much or he may think it more serious. Or, you can discuss treatment options if symptoms are or become so bothersome that you can’t enjoy life.
Source: the Office on Women’s Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Prostatitis is an infection or inflammation of the prostate that often causes pain or discomfort. The pain may be in the penis, around the rectum, or in the pelvic area. It may occur during urination or ejaculation. Prostatitis is the most common prostate problem for men younger than 50. Prostatitis can come on suddenly, or it can keep going away and coming back. There are different types of prostatitis. A sudden infection can give you symptoms such as:
- Fever, chills, and nausea
- Pain and burning when urinating and during ejaculation
- Strong and frequent urge to urinate, but only being able to pass small amounts of urine
- Lower back or abdominal pain
- Blood in the urine
See your doctor right away if you have any of these symptoms. An acute infection can be life-threatening, but it can be easy to diagnose and treat.
Chronic prostatitis is the most common but least understood form of prostatitis. It is also called chronic pelvic pain syndrome. It is difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are not the same for every patient, and many of the symptoms — such as painful or burning urination and incomplete emptying of the bladder — could be signs of another disease. Chronic pelvic pain cannot be cured, but treatment helps many men manage their symptoms.
Source: Office on Women’s Health in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Most young men are not concerned about their prostate. If you’re a man and over the age 50, you’re going to hear about it a lot. The prostate is a gland. It helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. A young man’s prostate is about the size of a walnut. It slowly grows larger with age. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. The older men get, the more likely they are to have prostate problems.
The three most common prostate problems are prostatitis (pross-tuh-TYT-uhss), prostate enlargement, and prostate cancer. Although most prostate problems are not cancer, prostate cancer affects many men. Talking to your doctor about prostate problems and whether screening is the right choice for you will protect your prostate health and overall health.
Source: Office on Women’s health