4 self-help tips for men dealing with an enlarged prostate

4 self-help tips for men dealing with an enlarged prostate

Over the course of a man’s lifetime, there is a good chance he may have to deal with symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate.  Beginning at around age 25, the prostate can begin to enlarge.  This natural progression has a name – benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH – and is considered the most common cause of prostate enlargement.  BPH is not the same thing as prostate cancer but rather is a benign or noncancerous condition that does not lead to cancer, even though the two conditions can coexist.

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Protect your prostate with physical activity

Protect your prostate with physical activity

 

It’s hard to dispute the tremendous benefits of being physically active.  From helping individuals reach a healthier body weight to reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and osteoporosis, the list of what physical activity can do for everyone is quite lengthy. 

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Yoga vs Radiation Therapy’s Side Effects

Yoga vs Radiation Therapy’s Side Effects

The side effects of beam radiation therapy for prostate cancer are legendary. A whole suite of urinary, fatigue and sexual problems await men during the course of their treatment. Up until recently, most care givers and patients just viewed this as the cost of doing business with radiation therapy. Lately, however, more study and research is being thrown at maintaining patients’ quality of life during radiation treatment, and the new science has found an ally in the ancient discipline of yoga.

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Reducing incontinence after prostate surgery

Reducing incontinence after prostate surgery

There will be many concerns a man will have after prostate cancer.  One of them will be the concern of having to deal with urinary incontinence.  Urinary incontinence or the loss of the ability to control urination is considered common after the removal of the prostate.  The possibility of urinary incontinence should be discussed with all men who will be undergoing surgery for the removal of the prostate gland helping them to know what to expect.

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