Prostate Disorders

Prostate DisordersWhat are Prostate Disorders?

Prostate disorders are those ailments that affect the prostate gland. The prostate gland is shaped like that of a chestnut found at the urinary bladder’s base. It plays an important role for the proper functioning of the bladder and the rectum. It secretes a certain fluid that makes up the semen especially during sexual intercourse.

The two common prostate disorders are hypertrophy and prostatitis. Hypertrophy is the enlargement of the prostate gland, while prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. These prostate disorders often go undetected until they are already on the advanced stage.


What Causes Prostate Disorders?

Prostate disorders are caused by a variety of things. Most of these causes are related to one’s lifestyle. Congestion in the tissues in the area where the prostate gland is situated is the primary culprit that leads to prostate disorders. When pressure is exerted on the pelvic area, more congestion happens, increasing the prostate gland’s vulnerability. And, as one ages, the body becomes heavier and it tends to lose its flexibility, increasing the pressure on the pelvic area, thereby increasing congestion as well. Some of the risk factors that could lead to more pressure on the pelvic area are:

  • Sitting for long periods. When you sit for a long period of time, most especially when your work requires it, you are actually creating a lot of pressure on your pelvic area, thereby resulting to congestion of the tissues in the area surrounding the prostate gland. As time passes, this condition eventually leads to either the enlargement or the inflammation of the gland.
  • Infectious diseases and exposure to chill and cold. These could lead to acute prostatitis, which could lead to a chronic condition.
  • Excessive sexual excitement. This condition could lead to continual irritation of the glands.
  • Constipation. When the faeces harden during constipation, it will cause pressure on the prostate gland because it is just near the rectal area.


Diagnosis, Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Disorders

Since prostate disorders could wreak havoc in one’s health, it is very important for you to read the signs and symptoms.

  • Dull aching pain felt in the lower back
  • The urge to urinate frequently
  • Finding it difficult to urinate
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Pain when urinating
  • Difficulty in getting an erection
  • Blood accompanying urine


Remedies, Treatment and Cure for Prostate Disorders

Treating prostate disorders would need one to watch the food he eats and the activities that he does.


Helpful Lifestyle Suggestions

  • Avoid sitting for long periods. This means that you have to make sure that you move around. Even though your job might entail you to sit for long hours, try to at least stand up and move around once in a while.
  • Don’t live a sedentary lifestyle. Just make sure that you do the right exercises, but not vigorous ones. It is best to consult your physician before getting into an exercise program.
  • Avoid foods and other conditions that could lead to constipation since this could lead to prostate problems.
  • Try to chew food slowly and thoroughly. Try to avoid eating if you are in a hurry.
  • Yoga and tai chi are some of the relaxation methods/exercises that sufferers of prostate problems engage in.


Diet for Prostate Problems

  • Take in pumpkin seeds. This has been a very good home remedy used by those with prostate problems. These are rich with unsaturated fatty acids, which are needed by the prostate gland for good health.
  • Refrain from eating foods that are highly-seasoned. These foods could irritate the bladder and the prostate gland.
  • Spices, excessive salt, condiments and sauces have to be avoided.
  • Avoid fried foods.
  • Foods that have high caffeine content like tea or coffee have to be avoided.
  • Take lots of nuts, fruits and bran.
  • Eat more tomatoes. These are known to be rich in lycopene, which could positively helps the disorder.
  • Eat organic foods.


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