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Prostate

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Prostate

The prostate is a gland in men. It helps making semen, the fluid that contains sperm. The prostate surrounds the tube that carries urine away from the bladder and out of body. A young man’s prostate is about the size of a walnut. It slowly grows larger with age. If it gets too large, it can cause problems. This is very common after age 50. The older men get, the more likely they would have prostate troubles.

Some common problems are:
  • Prostatitis – inflammation, usually caused by bacteria
  • Enlarged prostate (BPH), or benign prostatic hyperplasia – a common problem in older men which may cause dribbling after urination or a need to go often, especially at night
  • Prostate cancer- a common cancer that responds best to treatment when detected early
Symptoms of prostate disease

In its earliest stages, prostate disease may or may not be associated with symptoms. The symptoms of prostate disease depend on the condition, but may include:

  • difficulties urinating, such as trouble starting the flow of urine
  • the urge to urinate often, particularly at night
  • feeling as though the bladder can’t be fully emptied
  • painful urination
  • blood in the urine or blood coming from the urethra independent of urination.

Blood in urine is often due to causes not related to prostate. Always see your doctor if you find blood in your urine.

Some articles research about use of various foods and dietary supplements for reducing the risk of developing prostate cancer or for treating prostate cancer shows that  This following foods or dietary supplements are good for Prostate,

  • Calcium.
  • Green tea.
  • Lycopene.
  • Modified citrus pectin.
  • Pomegranate.
  • Selenium.
  • Soy.
  • Vitamin D.
  • Vitamin E.
  • Saw palmetto
  • Beta-Sitosterol
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