This article is written to enlighten the men on what prostate cancer is all about. It is also written to bring to the knowledge of the men on some of the risk factors, symptoms and ways it can be prevented. I will strongly enjoin you to read this article from the beginning till the end to get the full message.
The prostate gland is one of the most important glands in the body of a man that plays a major role in the reproductive system. The prostate is a small walnut shaped gland in the pelvis of men located next to the bladder. The prostate gland is saddled with the responsibility of producing the fluid which helps to nourish and transport the sperm. It also aids urine control and secret prostate specific antigen which performs the function of aiding the semen to retain its liquid state.
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. Research has shown that it is among the leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the United States. Prostate cancer occurs due to abnormal duplication of cells in the prostate gland. It can easily spread by breaking away from a prostate tumor. In the initial stage of prostate cancer, it starts in the prostate gland and occasionally spreads to the seminal vesicles.
When you are affected with prostate cancer, there are some signs and symptoms you body will begin to give you. in its early stage, it has no visible sign. Below are some of the symptoms you will begin to experience when it begins to get to its late stage.
1. Frequent urination.
2. Problem urinating. You will experience pain, burning or weak urine flow.
3. Pain in the lower pelvic area.
4. Presence of blood in the urine.
5. Pain during ejaculation.
6. Emaciation or loss of weight.
7. Loss of appetite.
8. Pain in joints and bone.
9. Pain in lower back, hips or upper thighs.
There are some factors that increase your chances of developing prostate cancer. Those factors are called risk factors. Even though there is no known reason for prostate cancer, there are many risks associated with the disease. Some risk factors can be managed while others cannot. Some of the risk factors that can be managed include:
Research has shown that prostate cancer risk is very high among those who smoke.
2. World area
Prostate cancer varies round the world but those in North America and Northern Europe have a high chance of developing prostate cancer. Higher rate may be due to better or more screening procedures, hereditary, poor diets, lack of exercise habits and environmental exposures.
Your risk of prostate cancer increases if you eat more calories, animal fats, refined sugar and not enough fruits and vegetables.
Being overweight also increases a man’s risk of dying from prostate cancer. Try and lose weight through constant exercise.
Vasectomy as a birth control method can increase your risk of developing prostate cancer.
6. Sexually transmitted disease
Imprudence with sex can also increase your risk of developing this disease.
Some that cannot be controlled include
As men age, their risk of getting prostate cancer increases.
Some ethnic groups have a high chance of developing prostate cancer. African America men have the highest chance of developing prostate cancer.
9. Family history
Men who are from a family with cases of prostate cancer face a high risk of developing one.
10. Genetic factor
Genetic mutation can also lead to prostate cancer.
Prostate can be prevented
1. Trying to avoid those risk factors and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
2. Eating the right food.
3. Engaging in frequent exercise.
4. Watching your weight and avoiding obesity.
5. Not smoking and avoiding imprudence with alcohol.
6. Going for regular check up will help.
Prostate cancer can be diagnosed through screening, PSA Blood test, Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), etc. prostate cancer can be treated through surgery, radiation therapy, high intensity focused ultrasound, cryotherapy, etc.
Prostate cancer is very dangerous and it should be avoided by all means. If you care for your health, follow the tips from this article. Hope what I have share in this article is worth the time you used in reading it? Please share this life saving message for others to see also.
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