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Sunday, October 22, 2017


Prostate is a part of the reproduction system. It’s size of a small walnut-shaped gland in men that helps in the production of the white seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. According to research, prostate cancer is very rampant among African and that’s more reason why we should know more about it.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the cause is still not clear but there are some factors that can increase the chances of developing the condition:
As a kid of 3-5years, when we urinate, our urine travels so far that we sometimes compete with friends for whose urine will hit the farthest distance. But as we grow up from 20years we realize that the distance we cover reduces. The prostate is closely attached underneath of the bladder to the extent that once it starts growing bigger, it places pressure on the bladder thereby blocking the flow of urine through the urethra (Urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis).
There are men who always have spill-over of urine in their pants whenever they urinate. They have to thoroughly shake their penis to shake away left overs. Some can;t hold urine for 3-minutes at all. This is a good sign of pressure on the bladder
Apart from age factor which is the major factor for developing prostate cancer, race is another. It is more prominent among people of black race (Africa).
There is a limited extent to which one can control these above factors from manifesting but there is a factor that is still within our control - Obesity. When obese men are diagnosed with prostate cancer, it may be more likely to have advanced disease that's more difficult to treat. Therefore, if you are still eating that fatty food, I would like you to reconsider.
A lot opt in for surgery when this condition begins to worsen and this carries the risk of significant side effects, which include erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence.
Apart from erectile dysfunction, like every other cancer, it can spread to other parts of the body if not treated. It can affect the bladder, travel through the bloodstream to the bones and every other organ in the body.
Some early symptoms to identify prostate problem include: blood in urine, painful ejaculation and urination, difficulty or delayed urination, dribbling urination,  pain in back, hips, thighs, pelvis and/or rectum.


You can reduce your risk of prostate cancer through:

Healthy food: Eating healthy foods with lots of vegetables and fruits. Avoid high-fat food instead focus on whole grains. This as well prevents other diseases.

Exercise: It improves overall health by helping in the balance of weight and strengthening the muscles. Men who exercise have a lower risk of prostate cancer. If you're new to exercise, start slow and work your way up to more exercise time each day.

Maintaining healthy weight:  If your current weight is healthy, work to maintain it by exercising most days of the week. If you need to lose weight, add more exercise and reduce the number of calories you eat each day. Ask your doctor for help creating a plan for healthy weight loss.

Natural supplements: Some studies have shown that zinc supplements play a major role in reducing your risk of prostate cancer. The prostrate contains zinc in the largest quantity than any other soft tissue in human body, the lack of which leads to a higher rate of citrate oxidation, which increases the available energy and has been proposed to contribute to carcinogenesis and tumor growth (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664741/).
In choosing the best Zinc supplement product either for prevention or cure, contact me for proper recommendations.

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