About half of men aged over 50 years have an enlarged prostate. But not all enlargement of the prostate cancer risk. It is unknown why there are men with benign prostate enlargement and some are not.
Aka benign enlarged prostate benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when prostate cells grow abnormally. As the prostate enlarges, pressing the prostate urethra, the channel that carries urine to the bladder. The pressure of the prostate causes the symptoms of a weak urine stream and dripping. In addition, many times there is a need to urinate at night.
've Done research in the field of prostate health. But scientists still do not know why men get prostate enlargement while others do not. Not yet known is the things that can prevent prostate enlargement. Risk factors that can be recorded from an enlarged prostate are age and family history. Believed to accelerate the growth hormone only prostate cells.
A study linking high intake of calories once also a diet high in protein and polyunsaturated fatty acids with an enlarged prostate. The researchers concluded that the excess calories mengasup nothing to do with the stimulation of an enlarged prostate. Excess calories turn causes pemumpukan fat. This fatty buildup in turn affects hormones which then triggers an enlarged prostate.
Evidence from a number of studies suggest indirectly that if men avoid high calorie intake, obesity and insulin resistance means to reduce the risk of an enlarged prostate. While other studies have concluded exercise helps protect men from prostate cancer. Because the body is a lot of moving directly affect hormone levels and help control weight, exercise also reduces the risk of benign prostate enlargement.
In addition to a low-calorie, men also should not hesitate to eat lots of vegetables to prevent enlarged prostate. Jennifer Nelson, MS, RD, of the Mayo Clinic, USA suggests eating vegetables rich in vitamin C. For example, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes. Nelson also said that foods containing zinc can also help prevent prostate enlargement. For example, clams, crab, lamb and beef. However, lamb and beef without fat is recommended.
Once there was a study of men who eat a lot of fruit Greek decreased benign prostate enlargement. The reason, the fruit is rich in vitamins and natural antioxidants called phytochemicals. Free radicals seem to play a role in prostate enlargement as well as its role in prostate cancer. A study once found that lycopene, an antioxidant found in cooked tomatoes can slow the growth of prostate cancer cells.
When experiencing an enlarged prostate, best action is to consult with a doctor. Especially when men experience a burning sensation, or pain while urinating blood found. These symptoms can be indicative of the occurrence of an enlarged prostate. It could also be cancer or other health problems that require medical treatment.
When the doctor's diagnosis is benign prostate enlargement, treatment can be offered is a physician medication or surgery. Supplements that contain saw palmetto according to experts from the United States is not very promising as an alternative therapy to reduce the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
For preventive therapy, there is a study that examined the prevention of prostate cancer by eating soy, selenium, vitamin E and D. However, the potential impact on prostate cancer and prostate enlargement is unknown.
Until now, the best action to prevent an enlarged prostate is by maintaining a healthy body weight by reducing excess calories and being physically active. Then do not forget to eat lots of vegetables, fruits and nuts. Similar diet is also advised American Institute for Cancer Research to reduce the risk of cancer.