When it comes to speaking about issues occurring below the belt-line, 90% of men will ignore the subject or retreat into silence. Unlike women, who openly share life-saving information on their health with their physicians and friends, men tend to “macho up” and retreat into quiet isolation. Additional conversation is generally not an option.
The end result of this self-imposed wall of silence by men has been the re-allocation of… Read More »
Is there is anything you can do to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?
Yes… And here are few suggestions
Do not smoke
There appears to be a strong association between smoking and prostate cancer mortality. A study published in JAMA in 2011 followed 5,366 men with prostate cancer for 20 years. The study found smokers had a statistically significant increased risk of prostate cancer mortality. Another study published in… Read More »
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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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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… 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 »
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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Researchers from Massachusetts General Harvard, Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital recently revealed that long-term use of aspirin is associated with lower risk of dying from various types of cancers, including lung and prostate cancer. Both cancers are the leading killers of men. The findings were presented at the April 2017 meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Apparently aspirin not only reduces the risk of developing… Read More »
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