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The Prostate – What every Man and Woman needs to Know Part 1 of 2

05 June 2017 // comments: 0

I have a deep and profound love for the men in my life.  Like the men in your life, they are rock solid and rarely complain (unless their favorite team lost of course!)  I have come to learn that any complaint about not feeling well is a red flag.  If they say they don’t feel well, what they really mean is they have not felt well for a while or it is so severe that they just can’t take it anymore.

As we celebrate the men in our lives this month, the most precious gift you can give your loved ones is knowledge. Knowledge is Power.  

Prostate Disease Statistics:

  • BPH: It is estimated that benign prostate disease affects over 50% of American men by age 60 and 90% have symptoms by age 85
  • Prostatitis:  The most common prostate condition.  It is generally bacterial and follows a UTI, but it also can become a chronic inflammatory condition
  • Prostatic Cancer:  Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among men. (If you include skin cancer).  The majority of men in the U.S. will acquire prostate cancer if they live beyond the age of 65.  (Dr. John Lee, MD)

Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy:

  • Difficulty starting a urine stream
  • Decreased strength of the urine stream
  • Dribbling after urination
  • Feeling that the bladder is not completely empty
  • An urge to urinate again soon after urinating
  • Pain during urinations
  • Waking at night to urinate
  • Frequent urination
  • A sudden, uncontrollable urge to urinate

Symptoms of Prostatitis:

  • High fever
  • Chills
  • Muscle aches
  • Joint Pain
  • Pain around the base of the penis or behind the scrotum
  • Lower back pain
  • Feeling like you need to have a bowel movement
  • Trouble peeing
  • Weak urine stream

Symptoms of Prostatic Cancer:

  • Little or no urine output
  • Difficulty starting (straining) or stopping the urine stream
  • Frequent Urination, dribbling, pain or burning during urination
  • Erectile dysfunction, painful ejaculation
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Deep back, hip, pelvic or abdominal pain; other symptoms may include weight loss, bone pain and lower extremity swelling

Ensuring a Healthy Life Full of Vitality

  1. Every 5 years (every 2 for men over 55) or if you exhibit symptoms, have diagnostic testing done:
  • Digital Exam
  • PSA test
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy (if deemed necessary)

     2. See your naturopath

  • Get dosed for appropriate zinc and mineral related levels – zinc plays a major role in prostate health as it is needed to maintain appropriate testosterone levels.
  • Eat lots of green veggies!  Foods rich in zinc, vitamin D, magnesium and calcium –  cruciferous foods (broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, etc) should be eaten daily

     3. Lose weight – fat cells increase estrogen which is considered a major driver of prostate cancer

     4. Reduce inflammation which is also considered a major driver of prostate cancer

  • Eliminate sugar, processed foods, and food allergens
  • Incorporate omega 3s in your diet daily
  • See your naturopath for the quick, painless and non-invasive testing of food allergens and which omega 3s your body needs and how much

5. Consult with your naturopath on doing a  purification/detoxification program

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Support your liver in decreasing estrogen – considered a major driver of prostatic cancer

Factual content courtesy of Dr. Greg Anderson, DC, ACN

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Stay tuned for Part 2:  The 3 Myths of Prostate Conditions!