The prostate is a gland in the male genital apparatus of the present form of chestnut, situated in front of the rectum and under the bladder. Inside it passes the first part of the urethra, the duct through which passes urine during urination.
What does the prostate?
The function of the prostate is to produce prostatic secretions and in particular a substance, called PSA, which promotes the survival and motility of sperm, and then the fertility. During ejaculation, the prostate secretion is poured directly into the urethra and, together with the sperm produced by the testes and other substances originating from the seminal vesicles, it is to form the seminal fluid. Given the function of the prostate, the pathologies that interest may impair male fertility.
What are the diseases that affect the prostate?
The diseases that affect the prostate are: prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy and prostatic carcinoma.
The prostatitis is an inflammation very common. It is often caused by a bacterial infection, but can also result from an activity that calls for long-term basis this gland, such as cycling and sitting for a long time in the car.
In men in later life, prostatitis can result from a benign prostatic hypertrophy, or enlargement of the prostate that causes hardships related to urination, as a matter of urgency to rush to the bathroom and burning.
The prostate cancer is a neoplasm that develops from the cells that are located in its interior. It is difficult to detect in its early stages and, therefore, especially dangerous.
To prevent prostate cancer and benign prostatic hypertrophy, it is important to carry out, as early as age 40, an analysis that reveals blood levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen).
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How to keep the prostate healthy?
To keep the prostate healthy and prevent diseases, it is necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle by following a few tips.
- Avoid foods that may inflame the prostate, such as spicy and spicy foods, red meat, sausages, cheese, fried foods, coffee, chocolate, beer, spirits.
- Preference for fruits and vegetables, in particular: peppers, nuts, carrots, cauliflower and broccoli, rich in antioxidants and vitamins.
- Drink a lot, at least two liters of water a day.
- Not smoking.
- Maintaining proper gut motility. Both constipation diarrhea that can inflame the prostate.
- Physical activity moderate, steady, comfortable for pelvic circulation.
- Engage in regular sexual activity.
Prostate, help comes from plants
Herbal medicine can be a great help to prevent and control disorders related to prostate disease.
Among the natural substances getaway prostate, which acts as an inhibitor of the enzyme capable of activating the 5-alpha-dihydrotestosterone, a substance derived from testosterone capable of influencing the prostatic functionality and its size.
For urinary tract health have specific action the bearberry and cranberry, with antibacterial and antimicrobial.
Useful also are the lycopene, namely the tomato extract, and green tea, which have anti-inflammatory function, decongestant and antiproliferative.