Three guesses what can strike huge terror in any male"s mind?......................... Prostate Problems!
When all of a sudden the Dude starts having a problem trying to pee, the first thing that springs to his mind is prostate cancer.
And then all the other thoughts start invading.... I will never have sex again, I will have to wear nappies and so on and so forth.
So..... what are we going to do here?
Firstly here is what we are not going to do and that is to diagnose what your problem could be.
But we are going to set out the different types of health issues that can arise around this tiny walnut sized gland and the symptoms you could be experiencing.
Then secondly we will point you in the direction of what this earth of ours can offer to help prevent or soothe the symptoms of prostate problems.
Inflammation of the prostate gland.
An enlarged non-cancerous prostate gland.
The big C of the prostate gland.
Ok, first things first, if you have the slightest suspicion you have a problem with this very important "little" gland, you have to take yourself off to the Doctor and face up to the dreaded rectal examination.
Testing for prostate problems usually involves a digital rectal exam as well as a blood test that screens for levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is a protein secreted by the prostate.
Normally these are aging problems.
"A link has been found between a high fat diet that is low in fruit and vegetables ".
"Heavy fat consumption raises testosterone levels which could stimulate growth of the prostate including any cancer cells it may be harboring."
An enlargement of this gland is often caused by a build-up of dihydrotestosterone (a big word) but in simple terms is a product of the male hormone testosterone.
Another find is that a shortage in zinc can also cause prostate problems.
Been an avid cyclist myself, it is widely circulated in the cycling field that men should rather change to a saddle with a gap down the middle, it takes the pressure off the prostate and moves it to the hips.
This is specially for those guys that are doing long distances, training or just keeping a level of fitness for the next fun ride.
There are no conclusive findings that regular sex is good for prostate health, some experts say that ejaculating regularly cleans up "the house" so to speak, and removes any harmful agents which could be lurking around.
But others say that a higher sex drive means a higher amount of the male hormone testosterone which will improve the chances of prostate cancer.
This is a completely separate issue and will not be discussed on this page but can be checked out at The Prevent Cancer Foundation.
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