Treating prostate disease can be successful, but it is necessary to react quickly. Each of the major prostate diseases can be treated, even prostate cancer, but if you wait too long for surgery, medicine or radiotherapy the success of treatment will significantly be impaired. In the case of BPH, several studies have confirmed that there is a secondary level of damage to the bladder caused by obstruction, after which the complete recovery becomes less likely. If prostatitis becomes chronic, repeated and prolonged treatment procedures are often required.
Regular prostate control allows early detection at a stage when prostate diseases can be treated, and preventive strategies be implemented, thus reducing the risk of disease progressing. It would be good to combine prostate checks with regular health checks to diagnose other potentially dangerous diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes.
In a way, the prostate provides the key to better general health for men. It is advisable for men over the age of 50 to have annual health check, which should include prostate assessment, including PSA testing. While a one-time PSA check provides a certain amount of information, regular checks are more informative as they show the rate of PSA growth. The sudden increase in PSA is quite similar to the flashing light on the instrument panel of your car – it tells you that something is wrong, which will, if properly treated, help prevent malfunctions. You may have to request the PSA test, because the doctors will rarely be offered by themselves. Write down the results and keep track of them regularly.
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It is obviously advisable to adopt healthy living habits in terms of enrichment of the diet (fruits, vegetables, natural nutrition supplements) and active and regular exercise. An active lifestyle has been linked to reduced chances and risk of developing cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Your prostate will also be healthy, as there is evidence that men with excess weight and higher cholesterol levels are more susceptible to prostate cancer.
On the other hand, proper, healthy and balanced nutrition, enriched with high quality natural ingredients, is another key factor in preventing and treating prostate disease.
BPH is also more common in obese men, and surgical procedures for obese people are much more riskier than those with regular weight. Prostate diseases, like so many other diseases, are better to prevent than to treat. Certain foods, minerals and vitamins have also been linked as an aspect in preventing possible prostate diseases, and have been linked as a contributor to the rapid and successful treatment of the same.
Zinc deficiency is a somewhat strange cause, but may be responsible for some prostate problems as well as impotence. It is therefore important to include good sources of zinc in your diet: for example, meat, fish, whole grains as well as peas and beans.
Vitamins B6, C and E
It is well known that vitamins are one of the most important elements for the proper organism function, and play a key role in the treatment of prostate disease – for which is particularly beneficial to take B6, C and E vitamins. Vitamin B6 is helps in chromosomal fractures and thus automatically reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
With all the other health benefits, Vitamin C has a positive effect on the prostate, boosting immunity and antioxidant activity. While vitamin E is beneficial to the bloodstream and improves blood circulation (it has anti-inflammatory properties). All of these vitamins should be present in the diet, and can be taken through natural dietary supplements.
Magnesium is mainly associated with bone health and positive effects on the cardiovascular system, however, this mineral performs more than 300 biochemical processes in the body. Studies have shown that additional magnesium intake is effective in treating many diseases, including prostate diseases. If administered regularly and in healthy quantities, magnesium will successfully help with enlarged prostate (BPH) problems, certain forms of prostatitis, as well as it has anti-inflammatory activity and enhances the treatment of prostate disease.
Magnesium can be found in foods such as spinach, pumpkin seeds, almonds, yoghurt, avocado, figs, bananas, and is a common element in natural dietary supplements.
Tomatoes (antioxidant lycopene)
It is believed that antioxidants protect body cells from cancer-causing substances. The main antioxidants found in fruits and vegetables are vitamins A, C and E, and lycopene, which can be found in tomatoes. Two of the most effective antioxidants are vitamin E and lycopene.
Studies have shown that the people who eat a lot of tomatoes are less risky to get certain types of cancer, especially prostate cancer. Tomatoes are more effective when processed or cooked.
The Saw Palmetto
The Saw palmetto plant grows in the south-east of the USA and has been shown to reduce the activity of 5-alpha-reductase, progression factors and inflammatory agents responsible for common symptoms of BPH. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, warns and doubts its effectiveness; However, many patients said that this plant has helped them.
Nettle is a plant that has a long history of medical use, especially in Europe. For centuries, men with urinary problems have used this plant for treating prostate disease, solving pain in the pelvic floor, pain and urination during urination, as well as other urinary problems. It acts calming on the urinary tract, and also helps people who are suffering from prostate problems.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, nettle is also a diuretic, which makes it an excellent remedy for prostate related problems, including prostatitis and prostatic enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Although tincture can be used by itself, in a combination with other medicines and natural nutrition supplements, it may seem like a miracle.
Regular exercise is important for maintaining good health and plays an important role in reducing the risk of developing many diseases. A recent study conducted in the United States showed that men who had exercised for only 3 hours a week had 70% less chance of dying or dying of prostate cancer. Exercise also helps to maintain healthy weight, especially in combination with healthy diet.
The so-called “beer belly”, which is so characteristic of overweight men, is strongly associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. It is therefore needed to try to make moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes, five or more times a week.
Remember that exercise not only consumes calories, but also increases the rate of metabolism up to 12 hours after effort. That’s why exercise twice a day is especially good if you are actively trying to lose weight.
Although smoking does not cause immediate prostate disease, it can lead to bladder and kidney cancer, and because it damages the blood vessels it can result in reduced erections and sexual dysfunction.
Many other complementary therapies protect against prostate cancer, but statistical and benchmark evidence is lacking to be able to strongly and confidently recommend these as forms of treatment. Some of the ‘alternative’ therapies are generally based on diets grounded on soy, green tea, apricot and pomegranate seeds. Cancer patients are very sensitive to so-called “alternative” therapies, many of which lack clinical or scientific basis.
In some cases, some of these alternative therapies can present as harmful as they might be contradictory to medication already prescribed by your doctors. Therefore, it is important to seek advice from your physician before starting with any alternative therapy.