While the definitive cause of prostate cancer is still open to speculation recently there has been an increased focus on several prevention possibilities. The one we are discussing today centers on the role of physical exercise and men’s health.
It is generally held that the more exercise you get, the better your health will be over the long run. Now there is growing speculation that the same principle may lessen the… Read More »
Benign Prostatatic Hyperplasia is a mouthful to say. Chances are you may know it as BPH or simply as an enlarged prostate. As men live longer it’s a good bet their prostate will see some enlargement. Symptoms typically occur in men over age 50 and can include:
Leaking urine Inability to empty bladder A stream that starts and stops while urinating An urgent urge to urinate Difficulty in starting a… Read More »
Dietary guidelines for prostate health and function include:
Eat fresh and organic foods whenever possible Enjoy grapefruit as a breakfast juice, add segments to salads, have a half grapefruit as a first course Eat legumes regularly, especially organic soyfoods (tofu, tempeh, edamame, etc) Eat fresh vegetables every day, especially mustard family vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, kale, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, etc.) Men eating 4 servings of vegetables daily have almost… Read More »
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Researchers from the University of Victoria in Australia analyzed 26 previous scientific studies that linked the daily consumption of alcohol to prostate cancer.
Apparently drinking just one pint of beer every day raises the risk of contracting prostate cancer by 23 per cent, a study has found. But even as little as half a pint a week increased the likelihood of contracting the cancer
They found that men who drank… Read More »
The easiest way to clear a room full of men – Mention the word “Doctor” followed by “Annual Physical“.
Sadly more than 60% of American men report they never visit a medical office. The remaining 40% routinely hold back on information during a visit out of fear they might receive bad news. Unfortunately, men often fail to recognize the amount of financial and emotional stress they… Read More »
Why do men make countless nightly trips to the bathroom rather than take just one trip to see a urologist? Almost at every turn men are reluctant to talk about any negative issues occurring below the beltline – whether it’s to your partner, your buddies or even your doctor.
Because you are male,… Read More »
The Below The Belt Challenge
Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor. If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.
Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »
One of the biggest concerns men faced with prostate cancer screening is that too many are treated for slow-moving prostate cancers that might never pose a significant risk to their long-term health. For those diagnosed prostate cancer treatments often include the use of radiation and/or removal of the… Read More »
While we all “know” that Prostate Cancer is exclusively a man’s disease you might be surprised to discover that prostate cancer and breast cancer have a lot in common. In fact, prostate cancer in a male member of your family can be an early warning sign that you or another family members may be highly pre-disposed to developing breast cancer. Learn the
To learn more about this visit www.BreastFriends.org for… Read More »
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To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.
Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.
Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »
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