Thursday, 21 April 2016

Diseases that Predominantly Affects the Elderly Part 3


Today we will be looking at prostate problems especially among the older men. The prostate is a small gland of the reproductive system of a man that is prone to a lot of disorder as a man enters into his sixties & seventies . Prostate disorders can be grouped into three classes & they are :

  1. Inflammation of the prostate which is medically called "Prostatitis". Prostatis is not limited to elderly men alone as it affects men of all ages. It is characterized by urinary problems. It is usually caused by an infection.
  2. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia(BPH) which simply means prostate enlargement. This affects only older men & is also characterized by the problems associated with Prostatitis.
  3. Prostate Cancer is the most serious problem associated with the prostate. It affects older men. It was the disease that actually killed the former President of Zaire now DR Congo, Mobutu Sese Seko Desire at age 67. When the prostate gets into trouble this way it becomes difficult to urinate.

Symptoms Associated with Prostate Problems

The symptoms associated with prostate problems include the following:

  • Passing out urine becomes a serious challenge when the prostate becomes plaque with any of the above problems. You find that your bladder is full but after spending about 10-15 minutes in the toilet you end up passing very little or no urine.
  •  Your urine comes as a very weak flow that when concentrated on a single spot, it can't dig the soil compare to when you were much younger. 
  • Sometimes a lot of pain & burning sensation is associated with passing out urine.
  • Pain in the area between the scrotum & the rectum.
  • Urgent need to urinate.
  • Painful ejaculation.

Prevention & Treatment of Prostate Problems

Naturally grown tomatoes is a natural fruit that protects the prostate gland. To effectively prevents prostate related problems men should make sure they eat lots of raw tomatoes frequently when they are much younger. I am not referring to tomatoes that are cultivated with inorganic fertilizers or those that have been produced by genetic alterations. Only naturally grown tomatoes or those grown with organic fertilizers should be used.
Cucumber, Cabbage, onions, & garlic are things that should be eaten from time to time.
Watch your cow milk consumption as a young man as it puts you at risk of prostate related problems later in life. 
Eliminate cow milk consumption completely from your life once you get to age 50 & above whether in the powdered or liquid form, skimmed or unskimmed form.
Take yogurt in place of cow milk.

For a man who is already experiencing the symptoms he will do himself a whole world of good by consulting a qualified medical personnel.

Do you have any elderly person around you, read & share the information with them as you can save a life or two. Also share with any young man you know to prepare them for the future.

Your contributions and comments are highly welcome   


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