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A Natural Look at Preventing Prostate Cancer

The small, walnut-sized prostate gland hidden deep within men can be a cause of concern as they age. As men grow older, so does their risk of developing prostate cancer which is very often not diagnosed until it is quite far along. Preventing prostate cancer is certainly a better option than treating it, so let’s find out a little more about this unfortunate illness.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

The prostate gland is situated between the penis and the bladder, with the urethra running through its centre. Its close proximity to the bladder and the rectum means that when things go wrong, these two areas are most likely going to be the first to display symptoms.

Signs of prostate cancer vary, but can include the following:

  • Weak or interrupted urine flow

  • Blood in the urine or seminal fluid

  • Pain or discomfort during urination

  • Frequent urination

  • Discomfort while sitting

  • Erectile dysfunction

  • Painful ejaculation

The fact that many of these symptoms can be caused by other common ailments often delays diagnosis and allows cancer to grow. If you are over 50 years of age and have a family history of cancer, then you are at risk and should certainly seek medical attention.

Preventing Prostate Cancer

As a proponent of the use of natural products and giving the body what it needs to heal itself, we are very interested in the role of diet in the prevention of prostate cancer. Most medicines are derived from plants, so it makes sense to go back to the source when looking for natural treatment options.

Here are some options which have been shown to have a positive effect on prostate cancer treatments. The full article can be found here and is well worth reading.  

  • AHCC – Active hexose correlated compound found in certain species of mushrooms boosts the immune system and positively impacts early-stage prostate cancer.

  • Cayenne – Capsicum annuum found in chilis and peppers induces the death of cancer cells.

  • DIM – 3,3’ diindolylmethane found in cruciferous vegetables prevents cancer cell growth.

  • Curcumin – Found in turmeric induces cancer cell death and inhibits the spread of the cells.

  • Ginger – Inhibits cancer cell growth

If you are concerned about a potential diagnosis or are looking at preventing prostate cancer, then we would like to assist you in exploring the options that are open to you. Our bodies are amazing organisms and given the right environment and sustenance are able to do marvellous things.


 

 

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