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Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer

One out of nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and it's happening more often than ever before because the population grows older at a fast rate. Prostate cancer develops from cells that are found near your bladder or rectal area.

Doctors have been searching for alternative methods other than drugs or surgery to prevent prostate cancer including chiropractic care; however, sometimes it's as easy as eating well-balanced meals and exercising consistently.

What Causes Prostate Cancer

Ways to Reduce the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Doctors have not yet come up with a concrete cause for prostate cancer. However, they think that it began in the cells around your prostate which altered its DNA. It's important to note that this DNA is used as storage of instructions throughout our body and provides direction on how to behave or function accordingly according to what those genes are telling them. Once the DNA in your body is disrupted, cells may be produced at a higher rate. In this process there's an increased risk that unhealthy and abnormal cells will live in your body. Unhealthy or cancerous cells can develop if not caught early on; they are called tumors which cause tissues to move abnormally making them hard to get around for everyday activities like walking or running. These tumors also have a high chance of spreading outside of the original site where it started from and destroying other parts of my body too such as lungs, liver, kidney and even brain tissue.

What are the Risk Factors Associated with Prostate Cancer

There are different factors that increase the risk of having prostate cancer. Here are the things that you must pay close attention to.

Old Age. The prostate is a gland that sits at the base of your bladder. It supplies fluid to help sperm travel during sex and urine flow when you urinate. Prostate cancer starts in cells which line these glands, called prostatic adenocarcinomas (PA). One report found that as men age their risk for this type of PA goes up from just 1% per year before turning 50 years old, to 2-3%.

The chance may be higher than previous estimates because more research has been done on it over time or simply due to better detection methods like PSA testing

Race. Black men are more likely to develop prostate cancer, and it's typically worse than in other races. Most people believe this is due to genetics or diet but there isn't enough evidence for either theory yet.

The percent of black American males aged 40-49 diagnosed with prostate cancer was 13% according a study by the National Cancer Institute found that African Americans have about an 80% chance of developing some form of prostatic disease during their lifetimes as opposed from the 75 % white guys; blacks also tend to get aggressive forms which grow faster than whites do (ref).

Family History. The chance that you will get prostate cancer varies according to your family's health records. If one of them has a history, then it is likely that they are at risk too and should be tested for the disease as soon possible.

Obesity. Prostate cancer can be fatal if not treated. Overweight men and women are at a higher risk of developing prostate cancer, so it is important to maintain your health by staying active and following healthy eating habits. 

What are the Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

 

Prostate cancer does not provide particular signs during its early stage. That is the reason why it is difficult to determine what causes it and people can experience these symptoms without even knowing they have prostate issues, so it's important that you know your body well in case there are any problems.

  • Difficulty in urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Bone Pain
  • Blood in the semen
  • Weight Loss

What are the things to do to Minimize the chances of Prostate Cancer?

In order to stay healthy and live a happy life, you need to take care of your body. Your first step is to eat well so that it can protect itself from diseases. The better the food choices are, the more likely your body will be able fight off those nasty illnesses. When we're eating right for our bodies' needs- which includes being physically active as often as possible--we feel confident about ourselves because there's no fear or worrying when things go wrong with us anymore. 

Manage your Bodyweight. Researchers are looking for a connection between cancer, exercise, and essential nutrition. Obesity is associated with prostate cancer risk but not good enough body nutrition.

Reducing your risk of prostate cancer comes with proper exercise and a balanced diet. You can start by maintaining a healthy weight and following the waist-to-hip ratio to measure this accurately.

What are the Complications Associated with Prostate Cancer

There are different complications that you will encounter associated with prostate cancer. Here are the things that you must note.

Prostate Can Spread Drastically. Keep in mind that prostate cancer can metastasize, especially in surrounding organs like the bladder or lymphatic system. Once it reaches your bones, you may experience pain and even break your own bones. 

Incontinence. According to the Mayo Clinic, prostate cancer can cause incontinence and lack of control in urination. This is because it may have spread into nearby tissues that are involved with bladder function. There isn't a one-size-fits all treatment for this condition, but treatments range from medication (where you take pills throughout your life), surgery (removing or damaging part of the prostate gland) or catheters which attach on both ends to help urine flow out more easily. 

How to Achieve up with Waist-to-hip Ratio

Having a healthy weight starts with measuring the waist-to-hip ratio, which is done by taking measurements of your stomach and hips for an accurate reading. You can find these measurement points on yourself using this easy guide: start at the thinnest part of your waist (usually around where it hits or dips inwards), measure up over both sides from there until they meet just below the widest point on either side of the hip area. Divide those numbers into each other for a final outcome.

A healthy waist-to-hip ratio is important for both men and women. Men who have more than 0.9 in their belly, and woman with a greater circumference of her hips are considered overweight according to scientific research To maintain your body, you must:

Maintain your physically active body. You can start participating in exercise or fitness programs both conducted in gyms or online. It is one of the best ways to keep your body active while you are at home on a rainy day. You can also enjoy these activities together with your family, which will make this process more fun and enjoyable for everyone involved. 

Eat Proper Meal. When you’re dieting or eating healthy, it is essential to regulate your food intake and make sure that the body stays active. Eating a balanced diet of vegetables, seeds, nuts and proteins will help sustain those foods which are necessary for the human body while also reducing any risk in diseases like prostate cancer.

Regulate the Carbs and Fats Intake. This is a really simple thing to do that can have some serious health benefits. All you need to do is switch your diet for the ketogenic one, which means cutting out any carbs and fats. It sounds pretty tough but it's actually not as bad as you would think since there are all sorts of great foods available on this type of diet like fruit or veggies or even full-fat cheese.

Minimize eating processed foods. Processed foods are dangerous and have the ability to cause prostate cancer. In order for you to maintain a healthier lifestyle, it is best that you minimize eating processed food as much as possible in your diet.

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