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Men’s Health – That Old Chestnut -the Prostate –
In modern health, all men seem to hear about are prostate problems. Many have been suffering in silence from a disease that has largely been ignored by the medical community. The prostate is a chestnut sized gland sitting behind the urethra, which plays an important role in the assimilation of semen. This disease is called prostatitis, a non-cancerous inflammation of the prostate gland. Usually diseases relating to the prostate start and end with prostate cancer….this is not so as if prostate health is preventatively treated any severe disease can possibly be prevented.
Signs and symptoms include:
Feeling pain or discomfort in the genital region, above the pubic bone, in the lower back, down the leg, in the groin or the perineum; pain during or after ejaculation; pain whilst sitting; having a sense that there is a golf ball in the rectum that can not be dislodged; and frequency and urgency of urination. In essence the symptoms can fall into categories of urinary infections such as cystitis. Equally baffling are the discussions over the possible causes such as bacterial infections; a tension disorder resulting from years of pelvic exercise and stress; physical injury (being kicked in the balls during sports); calcified stones; yeast infections and autoimmune disorders resulting from food allergies. Due to the lack of scientific consensus over causes, treatment methods range including complementary methods.
Orthodox medical treatments include intense clinical examination and a course of antibiotics. Complementary treatments involve dietary changes specifically elimination of allergens such as peanut butter, Soya, wheat, dairy, potatoes, alcohol, oranges, caffeine, hot spices and all types of beans. Gradual reintegrations of each allergen will pin-point any aggravating causes. Taking kidney cleansing teas such as dandelion and nettle as well as supplementing with the number 1 male health supplement Saw Palmetto has proved amazing benefits. Perhaps the most intriguing of all is the broccoli treatment which as well as treating prostatitis will reduce cholesterol, regulates blood pressure, boost immunity and enhance energy.
©Article written by Caroline Evans