PROSTATE: HOW TO DEAL WITH PROSTATE PROBLEMS AND WIN THE WAR
By Itoro Paul
Many are left in utter dismay at the cause of prostate problems, medically known as benign prostatic hyperplasia. The two major types of prostate problems are: malignant (cancerous) and benign (non cancerous).
Malignant is a disease in which abnormal cells divide uncontrollably and destroy body tissue, while benign tumors generally don’t invade and spread, malignant cells are more likely to metastasize or travel to other areas of the body. They also grow faster.
Doctors do not know the exact cause of BPH Changes in male-hormone levels in older men, aging, inflammation, and fibrosis may play a role in causing BPH. Many people tend to be confused about the duo. The commonest one among men is benign prostatic hyperplasia BPH.
WHAT CAUSES PROSTATE PROBLEMS?
Because the prostate gland tends to grow larger with age, it may squeeze the urethra and cause problems in passing urine. Sometimes men in their 30s and 40s may begin to have these urinary symptoms and need medical attention. For others, symptoms aren’t noticed until much later in life. In specific terms, it’s men’s problem; women do not have prostate problems.
This is the reason every man must tread and live his life with the consciousness of the eminent danger of prostate problems and how to avoid it. It’s worthy of note that it’s not witchcraft sickness or poison as some would ignorantly claim or spiritual as some folks totally believe that their problem is spiritual.
The hard truth is that prostate grows just like any other organ of the body. But the growth of prostate poses enormous danger to the urethrae (the organ through which every man urinates). As a young man in your teenage age, you could hit the roof with your urine pressure because the prostate was at it normal size. Because the prostate gland tends to grow larger with age, it may squeeze the urethra and cause problems in passing urine. That accounts for why urine pressure reduces with age.
Sometimes men in their 30s and 40s may begin to have these urinary symptoms and need medical attention. For others, symptoms aren’t noticed until much later in life. Let me indicate a few signs and symptoms of prostate problems.
1. Difficulty starting urination.
2. Weak or interrupted flow of urine.
3. Trouble emptying the bladder completely.
4. Pain or burning during urination.
5. Blood in the urine or semen, and others. There are some that may not have similar signs, it could be excruciating pain that appears suddenly and makes life unbearable. As a Dietitian/Nutritionist, complementary medicine practitioner, and health and wellness coach, my advice to every man is to embark on preventive care approach. It has worked marvelously for those who practice it.
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE METHODOLOGY
Diet and Lifestyle: Improve your diet. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Maintain a Healthy Weight. Check with your doctor to know your ideal weight. Get Regular Exercise. 20 – 30 minutes of exercise 4 times a week. Stop Smoking and Drink Less. Beer in particular could pose much treat to prostate problems. Increase Your Vitamin D intake. The best Vitamin D is derived from the sun (regular exposure to the sun).
Stay Sexually Active. Do it as often as possible. At the age of 35 upwards, stop beverage tea and milk. Go for bitter or green tea. Eat more fresh tomatoes, bananas, and other vegetables. Finally, know and religiously follow health principles.