Preventing Prostate Problems

Prostate problems may be preventable: a number of preventive measures are being investigated through clinical trials. New medication, vitamin supplements, and even the food we eat may help reduce the risk of cancer and other prostate problems.

Diet High in Fruits, Grain, and Vegetables.Dietary Suggestions, Lycopene and Antioxidants

Prostate cancer has been linked to both obesity and consumption of fatty foods. Eating a diet high in fruits, grains and vegetables can help maintain healthy weight levels and control fatty food intake. Of course, losing weight is easier said than done.

Lycopene is an antioxidant that prevents damage to the body’s DNA. Eating foods high in lycopene antioxidants may help prevent cancer. Tomatoes, watermelons and grapefruits are good sources of lycopene. Limiting alcohol, and caffeine is also recommended.

Maintaining Urinary Health
If you suffer from BPH or prostatitis, pay attention to your bladder. Don’t let your bladder get too full or wait to urinate: this increases the chances of urine remaining in the bladder and causing infections. Urination can be slow and difficult with prostate problems, but try to empty your bladder as thoroughly as possible when you urinate.

The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT)
In 2001, the selenium and vitamin E cancer prevention trial (SELECT) began to investigate the prostate-protecting properties of selenium and vitamin E. Previous clinical trials suggest that selenium may reduce the risk of prostate cancer by sixty percent, and vitamin E by as much as thirty percent. (Vitamin A supplements, on the other hand, raise the risk.)

SELECT is the largest prostate cancer prevention clinical trial ever done. In the first year alone, 13,951 men were recruited. When completed in 2013, SELECT researchers expect to have studied 32,400 men at 435 sites in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

If you’re interested in taking part in SELECT, the trial is open to men 55 years and older, with an exception made for African American men. As prostate cancer rates are higher amongst the African American community, and develop earlier in life, African Americans can enter the trial at age fifty.

Something coming out during urination, is it a serious problem?

My age is about 30 years. Two days back, during urination when I  was coughing I found that  something is coming out. It was not due to my periods. I also confirm that I am not pregnant. What could be the reason? Is it some type of infection? Is there some serious problem? Should I go in for some investigations? What treatment would be advisable? Continue reading “Something coming out during urination, is it a serious problem?” »

Bladder Infection and Treatment

Bladder infections are no fun. Ordinary urine contains the waste products, fluid, and salts that are body needs to expel. When bacteria is found in the urine it can cause a bacterial infection in the urinary tract, pain, stiffening of the bladder, and could lead to bleeding. Urinary tract infections are miserable but can be helped by taking preventive measures and using some home cures. Continue reading “Bladder Infection and Treatment” »

Bed Wetting Teens

It is surprising that about 1 to 2% of fifteen years old would occasionally wet their beds. While there are about 0.5 to 1% of individuals from ages eighteen to sixty-four who would have bladder control problems at night. If you would do a head count, that would be about a hundred of teens who would still wet their sheets at night. Continue reading “Bed Wetting Teens” »

Bed Wetting Myths And Facts

Enuresis, more popularly known as bed wetting, is a common condition among children of school age. A bed wetter urinates during sleep, and this happens without knowledge or control of the child. Because of this, many parents find themselves in a stressful and embarrassing situation. As for the child, such condition causes discomfort, sleep interruption, and embarrassment. Continue reading “Bed Wetting Myths And Facts” »

Blood cells in urine : causes and urine test

Blood cells in urine:-

RBC cells measured in urine are called blood in urine. Blood in the urine is a common complaint of patients with urinary tract disorders. Medical term used to blood in urea is Hematuria. Blood in urine is not a problem but some times it indicates serious problem in urinary tract. If blood is found in urine for more than three times, it should be examined by physician to confirm any urinary tract disorder. Continue reading “Blood cells in urine : causes and urine test” »

White blood cells urine : causes, diagnosis, urine tests, treatment

White blood cells urine:-

An inflammation of kidneys or urinary bladder leads to presence of blood cells in the urine. Presence of foreign bodies, stones, immune disorders, Tumor or mass in the urinary tract, and allergy to some substances may cause white blood cells in urine. An internal injury or hemorrhage in the genitourinary system also causes blood in urine, may be white blood cells or red blood cells. Continue reading “White blood cells urine : causes, diagnosis, urine tests, treatment” »

Urine test, urinalysis facts

Urine test is the medical procedure conducted to test urine glucose, infection of urinary tract and to identify presence of blood cells, protein or micro organisms in the Urine. Urine test is one of the important diagnostic test performed to diagnose urinary tract infection, and diseases of urinary tract. Urine test is also called  Urinalysis. Continue reading “Urine test, urinalysis facts” »