Prostate Health: Prevent Prostate Problems and Prostate Cancer

  The prostate is a unique male reproductive organ. Although the prostate is a small organ, it plays a big role: it participates in fertility; promotes the development of male secondary sexual characteristics; and participates in the regulation of urinary function.
  Is prostate hyperplasia common? What are the performances?
  The volume of the prostate begins to grow at an accelerated rate after the age of 40; about 50% of men over 50 years old suffer from prostatic hyperplasia; the prevalence of prostatic hyperplasia in men over 80 years old is 80% to 100%.
  Symptoms such as frequent urination, urgency, urinary incontinence, increased nocturia, difficulty urinating, incontinence of urination, and post-urinary dripping will gradually occur after prostate hyperplasia.
  How to prevent prostate hyperplasia?
  Cold will significantly increase the excitability of sympathetic nerves, shrink the prostate gland, cause chronic congestion, and aggravate the symptoms of urinary obstruction. Therefore, you must pay attention to keeping warm in autumn and winter. You can use a bidet to fill a basin of warm water every night before going to bed and take a sitz bath for 5 minutes to promote blood circulation around the prostate.
  Drinking alcohol and eating spicy food will not only aggravate the symptoms of hemorrhoids and constipation, but also cause congestion and edema of the prostate, compress the urethra, and aggravate difficulty in urination.
  Sitting for long periods of time can easily lead to congestion in the vagina and difficulty urinating. Regularly participating in cultural and sports activities and exercising more can help reduce symptoms.
  Some drugs may aggravate dysuria, including atropine, belladonna tablets, ephedrine tablets, isoproterenol, etc. Therefore, they should be used with caution under the guidance of a doctor.
  What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
  The incidence of prostate cancer is extremely high among older men, with 80% of prostate cancer occurring in men over 65 years old. Prostate cancer is often asymptomatic in its early stages. As the tumor progresses, the symptoms caused by prostate cancer can be summarized into two categories.
  Local compression symptoms: Gradually enlarging prostate glands compressing the urethra can cause progressive difficulty in urinating, which is characterized by thin urinary lines, short range, slow urinary flow, interrupted urinary flow, post-urinary dripping, incomplete urination, etc., as well as frequent urination, urination, etc. Increased urgency and nocturia.
  Metastasis symptoms: Pelvic lymph node metastasis can cause edema of both lower limbs. Prostate cancer can metastasize to bones, causing bone pain, pathological fractures, and paraplegia.
  What is the prognosis for prostate cancer? How to scientifically prevent cancer?
  Prostate cancer prognosis depends on how early it is discovered. Because prostate cancer grows relatively slowly, causes less damage to the human body, and is less likely to metastasize to distant sites, the prognosis of prostate cancer is generally better if detected early and with standardized treatment. Research shows that for patients with early-stage localized prostate cancer, the 5- to 10-year survival rate can reach 95%.
  We cannot avoid risk factors for prostate cancer such as heredity and age, but potential risk factors in life can be avoided, including high-fat diet, smoking, alcohol abuse, etc. In daily life, eating more soy foods rich in plant protein, drinking more green tea, appropriately increasing the content of trace elements selenium and vitamin E in the diet, exercising regularly, and enhancing the body’s immunity can also prevent the occurrence of prostate cancer.