Prostate is a gland in the human body, present only in males of the species. Unlike most other glands in the body it is of any use at all its semen only gooey the way it is because of the secretion produced by the prostate.
The human prostate normal and healthy is slightly larger than a Walnut; the prostate is a gland unique to the male reproductive system and is located in the lower portion of the bladder and anterior to the rectum. This gland, which surrounds the urethra, has several functions, including the production of liquid forming the semen and aid in transporting sperm.
Testosterone is the hormone that regulates the growth of this gland, but it is certain that the enlargement of the prostate strongly associated with advancing age. By involving the urethra, the prostate increased in size when you can directly block the passage of urine (obstructive symptoms) and increase the size of the gland can be caused by three types of conditions: - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Prostate Cancer - Prostatitis
BPH is one of the most common diseases among men and is characterized as benign enlargement of prostate. Although BPH is a benign tumor, the interior of the host cancer cells. The main symptoms are: low amount of urine in urination, sensation of not emptying the bladder, decreased force of urinary stream, urgency to urinate and urinary numerous.
The following may be signs of Prostate Cancer: * A weak urinary stream * Need to pass urine more often, especially by night * The feeling that the bladder empties not anxiety * Difficulty in starting urination * Urine Dribbling * The Requirements to run for the bathroom, so that minutes can leak urine sometimes * New pain in the lower back, pelvis or framework * Problems in Obtaining or retaining erection Nail * Blood in urine or semen - but this is very rare
The diet has been implicated in some studies as an important factor in the etiology of cancer. A diet based on animal fat, red meat and calcium has been linked to increased risk of developing cancer. Have a diet rich in vegetables, selenium, vitamins D and E and omega-3 has shown protection against the development of this neoplasm. Another factor identified as risk factors for mortality from prostate cancer is obesity. To succeed in the fight against prostate cancer, it is necessary that people will associate healthy eating with medical and other preventive examinations.
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