Thursday, November 18, 2010

Keep Your Prostate Healthy - Learn About Six Secrets

Keeping the prostate gland healthy will be a must for men over 50. Besides medication and massage, I want to tell you six secrets about the prostate which are rarely talked about but will go a long way to relieving discomfort.

A study has been carried out by The Cancer Council Victoria in Australia about whether the frequency of ejaculation in men has any bearing on the incidence of prostate cancer in men.This study has been published in the British Journal of Urology International and shows that frequent ejaculation by masturbation or other means will help to keep the gland healthy by clearing out toxins, debris and even carcinogens which might build up in the prostate gland tissues.

Homeopathic treatment of the prostate is rarely mentioned. This type of medicine can give excellent and long standing results and can help relieve the pain when it is present, eg. in chronic prostatitis or when the bladder is irritated form being overactive. The medicines recommended are Thuja Occidentalos, Cantharis, Solidago Virga and Hydrangea (Seven Barks). These also give relief if you experiencing painful orgasms.

Sitz baths are another way to get relief. This is a hot bath but only for the buttocks and hips as they remaini n the hot water for at least thirty minutes. The hot water does the work of penetrating all the layers of fat and muscle and will stimulate the circulation of blood in the prostate area. This is especially important if you lead a sedentary lifestyle. You can add your favourite bubble bath or scent to make it a pleasurable experience- the water should be as hot as you can bear it. At the end, you have to spray the area with COLD water so that the blood vessels constrict - rather like squeezing a sponge. In this way, you can get rid of the toxins.

Green tea is well known as a powerful antioxidant. In addition it is also one of the few substances which we drink which has the power to kill off cancerous cells but leaves the healthy cells in place. This process of apoptosis goes on all the time in the body but there are not many substances outside the human body which can perform this function. That is why green tea has had such a good press. A word of warning - as green tea contains caffeine, it should be consumed in modest quantities.

Attention to diet can also have a beneficial effect on the prostate. Large consumption of alcohol, spicy foods and red meat should be avoided. Green leafy vegetables, soya, nuts and fruit can be safely consumed. Tomatoes, as they contain lycopene, also help in reducing the size of the prostate. Foods which contain Vitamin E, folic acid and selenium are also in the top ten.

Urinating when standing is not as effective as when you are sitting down, so the latter position is recommended. Why ? It is because the sitting position helps you to empty the bladder more efficiently thus getting rid of the toxins. One exercise to tone the muscles in the pelvic area can be done by squeezing the buttocks. This can be done as often as you like, but the number should be increased gradually.

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