Cancer is a dreadful disease that affects millions of people worldwide. It can have different types, with each one carrying various signs and symptoms. In the Philippines, one common type is prostate cancer.
According to the Department of Health (DOH), prostate cancer is the fifth leading cancer type and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among Filipino men. No need to be terrified of the disease, though. You can protect yourself from prostate cancer and other types by staying fit and healthy and arming yourself with vital information.
Prostate cancer occurs a normal cell begins to grow out of control in the prostate, a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the urethra. This often results in the prostate becoming enlarged.
Dr. Roel Tolentino, a surgical oncologist at St. Luke’s Medical Center, said that it is very important for men to take care of their prostate since it protects the sperm. The organ is very vulnerable to cancer, thus men need to watch out for any signs and symptoms that could lead to the disease.
Take note though that mere enlargement of the prostate doesn’t necessarily mean prostate cancer. Sometimes, it is just a sign of prostatitis, or infection of the prostate, or benign prostate hypertrophy, which usually happens as men get older.
You should be wary, however, if you see blood in your urine or semen, or if you experience difficulty urinating even if you frequently feel the need to go to the bathroom. If that is the case, you should immediately consult a doctor, especially since prostate cancer usually has no symptoms.
Dr. Tolentino added that prostate cancer usually spreads to the bones, manifesting symptoms such as bone and back pain, loss of appetite, and pain in the testicles. The usual treatments for this type of cancer involve radiotherapy and removal of the testicles, he said.
To minimize the risk of getting prostate cancer, Dr. Tolentino emphasized the need to live a healthy lifestyle. This includes having less meat and other fatty, processed foods in your diet, and eating more fruits and vegetables. The antioxidants and nutrients in these “glow” foods will help protect your body against free radicals, naturally produced molecules in your body that come from its regular processes.
Exercise is also very important in the fight against cancer as it helps maintain weight and promote wellness. Needless to say, overweight persons are more prone to illness. So it would do you well if you can spare some time even on light exercises such as dancing or walking.
Taking food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend is also very essential as it helps our body build up a strong defense against cancer and other conditions such as hypertension and heart disease. This “authentic superfood supplement” with an all-natural mix of vitamins and antioxidants will help protect your immune system and also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Organique Acai Premium Blend is safe to take for all ages. Just take one shot glass 30 minutes before breakfast. This food supplement is a great pair with a nutritious diet and adequate physical activity for a healthy well-being.
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