Monday, May 31, 2010

How can we avoid from Prostate Cancer

Did you know that prostate cancer is the leading killer of men in industrialized countries? The sad truth is, 90% of men develop a type of prostate problem at the age of 60.

However, many have a cavalier attitude to the health of the prostate. They think it can not happen to them and dispose of the signs and symptoms as a nuisance that will disappear. Unfortunately, will not disappear if left untreated,.

What are the warning signs of potential problems with the prostate, then you can have the tests and what you can do to protect your prostate?

What is the prostate?

The two sexual glands and muscles of the prostate is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. His jacket around lobes of the tube called the urethra, which leads the urine from the penis. As a young man in the prostate is a walnut-size. Later in life, which are usually larger.

One of his key tasks is to produce secretions that eventually feed the sperm. His second task is like a muscle involved in the process of ejaculation.

As a man ages, the gland in size to increase over time and the press against the urethra in a position where their ability to urinate and empty the bladder may be affected. This effect is called benign prostate or BPH.

What are the symptoms of BPH?

The most common signs are up [nocturia several times in the night to urinate] flow, low urine and a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder. A man can drip before and after urination, frequent urination during the day, and always urgent.

What tests do you have?

There are two tests that you may have.

The first is the digital rectal exam or DRE.

During the investigation, is your doctor a gloved finger into the rectum to assess the condition of the prostate. Although many people are afraid of this procedure, the rectal examination a must for any man of prostate problems and risk should be conducted during an annual physical examination for men over 40. I am 68 years old and have this test as part of my annual physical check.

You may be uncomfortable, the first time, but is a simple procedure that takes a few seconds. My message is: Your health is at stake, to put it here and take the test!

A general broadening may indicate BPH. A few more hits or fluffiness expansion is often a sign of prostatitis. It is an infection and inflammation of the prostate that occur in the form of urinary symptoms, burning, itching, unusual discharge from the penis.

A Hard Rock can indicate prostate cancer. If irregularities are detected, your doctor may further testing.

A healthy prostate will feel no pain when pressed. This test can detect the disease early and save you from sickness, weakness and extremely unpleasant medical procedures.

The second study is a prostate specific antigen [] PSA blood test.

PSA is a protein that in samples of blood and is believed to be produced in the prostate. PSA numbers seem to arise when the infection and inflammation of the prostate. As with digital rectal examination, all men have their first test of 40 years, and annually after 45 years.

The PSA test is very controversial because the results are not always compatible with the absence or presence of prostate problems.
A reading of 4.0 or less is considered safe. Above this number is not a good sign and a score 10.0 or more is considered unsafe. A possible indication of a cancer beyond the prostate. These figures may change annually, it should not be complacent if your score is 4.0 or less today. Continuing with their annual test.

If you have your annual analysis of the PSA, is a good idea to ask your doctor to check your level of albumin in the blood. This method is recommended by Dr. Larry Clapp, author of Prostate Health in 90-day without medication or surgery. Albumin protects tissues from damage [cell damage by free radicals that can lead to] cancer.
Healthy people tend to have higher levels of protein. If you are sick and decreases your immune system under stress, your level of albumin in the rule.

Never start a new treatment only after consulting your doctor, especially if you are taking medication. The information in this article contained information not intended for personal medical advice from your physician or other qualified health professional to replace. It is instructive.


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