I have been sick for 4 years. I urinate often but with much pain. Is it prostate? Please what is the cause of this?
THE prostrate is a small gland at the base of the bladder. It encircles the urethra through which we pass urine. The prostate glands produce some fluid which form the bulk of that the males ejaculate. It nourishes and transports the sperm. Our diet has tremendous influence on our urinary system.
A natural and well balanced diet favours well functioning kidney and urinary system. The majority of plant based foods, particularly fruits and vegetables help the working of the kidneys to produce increased discharge or urine.
On the contrary, foods of animal origin (egg, fish and meat) do not favour the production or urine. Animal protein increases the work of the kidney. This is why we at (CPHA) recommended a great intake of vegetables and fruits, to enhance proper functioning of the system.
The excess of salt and protein is a major problem and a big threat to the health of the kidneys, as both sodium and protein force the kidneys to carry extra work load, thereby straining them.
There are three major types of prostate disorders the prostatitis, Benin hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer.
Prostatitis: This is common in men of all ages. It is inflammation of the prostate gland. This is brought about by infections from other areas of the body.
Benin prostate: This occurs when there is an increase in the size of the prostate gland. This develops in the upper part of the gland. It seldom transforms into a cancer.
Prostate cancer: Cancer of the prostate gland is the second leading cause of cancer death among men. It is primarily a disease of aging. Men in their thirties and forties rarely develop prostate cancer, but the incidence increases steadily after the age of fifty-five. The rate of prostate cancer is rapidly rising in all men, even those under fifty. This is significant because, in general, the younger a man is when he is diagnosed with prostate cancer, the worse his prognosis. The increase in prostate cancer among younger men points to the role of diet and exposure to environmental toxins in the development of the disease.
Pain or burning sensation during urination
A decrease in the size and force or urine flow
An inability to urinate
Blood in the urine
Persistence pain in the lower back and pelvic area.
Food for prostate disorder
Tomatoes: Contain lycopene, an antioxidant carotenoid that controls cellular growth. It is involved in the proper function of the cells of the prostate. It is one of the best preventives against prostate cancer.
Soy: Soy and its derivatives such as soymilk, contain phytoestrogens prevent excessive prostate growth and reduce the risk of cancer.
Nuts: Nuts are a good source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E and trace elements such as zinc and selenium. All of these nutrients combine by a variety of mechanisms to prevent excess prostate growth.
Zinc: Zinc deficiency can promote excess prostate growth. Shellfish, particular oysters, contain zinc, but they are not a healthful source of this mineral. Wheat germ, pumpkin, watermelon, oil-bearing nuts, squash seeds and legumes are also rich in zinc and present none of the risks of shellfish.
Fiber: Plant-based foods are the only ones containing the fiber that prevents constipation. This condition creates congestion in the lower bowel and aggravates the urinary disorders associated with prostatlic adenoma.
Reduce or eliminate
Coffee: This beverage contains benzopyrene as a result of its roasting process. It is one of the enemies or the main enemy of the prostate gland. Extensive studies have related consumption of coffee to the incidence of prostate gland disorders. Therefore we must stop drinking coffee in order to protect our prostate glands.
Tobacco, alcohol: Tobacco and alcohol drinks have irritating effects. Spices, salt, vinegar and cured meat products have such effects too and our use of three should be minimised.
Sugar: Wreaks havoc on our hormone level, worsening inflammation. Reduce consumption of refined sugar and sugar products.