PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS
PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS
WHAT is PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS?
The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that is about the size of a walnut, found at the base of the bladder. Fluid produced by this gland helps to protect and feed sperm, which come from the seminal vesicles via the ejaculatory ducts into the urethra. The urethra is a thin tube through which urine flows from the bladder and out of the penis. It runs through the prostate gland. The prostate undergoes two main growth spurts. The first is fuelled by sex hormones made by the testicles during puberty. This prompts the gland to reach an average weight of 20 grams in adulthood. For reasons that are unclear, the second growth spurt of the prostate gland begins when men are in their 30s. It continues to enlarge with age to an average weight of 40 grams in men in their 70s. Many men experience urinary changes as they age, which may be caused by inflammation or enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlarged prostate gland, however, does not always cause urinary problems. Troublesome urinary symptoms are rarely symptoms of prostate cancer.
SYMPTOMS of PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS
Frequent urge to urinate Need to get up many times during the night to urinate Dribbling of urine Urinary incontinence (the inability to urinate) Blood in urine or semen Pain or burning urination Painful ejaculation Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs
CAUSES of PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS
These problems usually start once a man has reached middle age. There are various prostate problems that men can face, from the most common problem of prostatitis to the fatal problem of prostate cancer. Hence, it is necessary to identify the prostate problems and treat them well in time before they become difficult to handle. To diagnose the cause of the prostate problem, the doctor will do a rectal exam, patient history and take bacterial cultures if infection is suspected and ruling out prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is common in men over 50 and in men who eat fatty food and/or have a father or brother with prostate cancer.
HOW to TREAT PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS with AYURVEDIC MEDICINES and AYURVEDIC THERAPY?
The ayurvedic treatment for prostate problems usually includes Avagaha Sweda and Pichu but it can be different for different problems. These problems and their ayurvedic treatments are mentioned below. Herbs for Prostrate Problems due to Pitta Vitiation Herbs to be used are punarvana (hog weed), barley and ushira (khuskhus). These herbs are cooling herbs and hence will help treating the prostate problems by normalising high pitta. Herbs for Prostrate Problems due to Vata Vitiation These are herbs to be used to rid the person of prostate problems caused due to vata vitiation are shalabamishri or the roots of the salep orchid. The restorative power of this herb helps to treat the problems. Other ayurvedic herbs like guggulu, punarvana and gokshura are also used to treat such problems. Herbs for Prostrate Problems due to Kapha Vitiation Herbs like ginger, guggulu, cinnamon spice and shilajit are used while treating prostate problems due to kapha condition. The purifying properties of the guggulu herb help in normalising the kapha vitiation. Herbs for Prostate Enlargement Prostrate enlargement occurs when nodules accumulate in the prostrate gland over a number of years. The herb used for ayurvedic treatment for prostate enlargement is the juice of prickly lettuce or bitter lettuce. Shilajit and charak are the other herbs used in this treatment. Herbs for Urinary Problems due to Prostate Problems The fruit of the herb gokshura is ground and boiled with water, reduced to half the quantity and mixed with sugar to treat the various urinary problems which might one suffer from due to any prostate problem. Punarvana is also used for ayurvedic treatment for prostate problems.
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All these Ayurvedic procedures can be used both separately and in complex treatment. Consult the doctor for a treatment plan.
HOW to PREVENT PROSTATE AND URINARY PROBLEMS? DIET and LIFESTYLE
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats is thought to protect the prostate. Specific foods known to benefit the prostate include:
Salmon: Salmon is rich in healthy fats that contain omega-3 fatty acids, which help prevent and reduce inflammation within the body. Other cold-water fish, such as sardines and trout, are also rich in these types of fats.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, an antioxidant that may benefit prostate gland cells. Cooking tomatoes, such as in tomato sauce or soup, helps to release the lycopene and make it more readily available to the body.
Berries: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are excellent sources of antioxidants, which help to remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are the byproducts of reactions that occur within the body and can cause damage and disease over time.
Broccoli: Broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, including bokchoy, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and cabbage, contain a chemical known as sulforaphane. This is thought to target cancer cells and promote a healthy prostate.
Nuts: Nuts are rich in zinc, a trace mineral. Zinc is found in high concentrations in the prostate and is thought to help balance testosterone and DHT. Besides nuts, shellfish and legumes are also high in zinc. Mixed nuts are available for purchase in grocery stores and online.
Citrus: Oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruits are all high in vitamin C, which may help to protect the prostate gland.
Onions and garlic: One study found that men with BPH tended to eat less garlic and onions that men without BPH. More research is needed to confirm these results, but onions and garlic are healthful additions to most diets.
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