One of the most common types of cancer of the male reproductive system is the prostate cancer where the prostate gland is affected. There are several issues that can affect the prostate gland. Apart from enlargement, which occurs due to cancer, the prostate gland can also be affected due to infection and inflammation. These conditions are known as acute and chronic bacterial prostatitis and chronic prostatitis respectively.
Most commonly, cancer of prostate gland is found in elderly men, mostly after the age of 50. The risk of prostate gland cancer increases with age. People, who have had previous cases of prostate gland cancer in their families, are more likely to suffer from this condition. Dietary imbalance and obesity are also believed to increase the risk of the prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can be treated with the help of natural as well as medical help.
What are symptoms of prostate cancer?
- Urinary incontinence
- Need to urinate frequently
- Pain during urination
- Erectile dysfunction
- Stressful urination
- Sudden weight loss
- Pain in the bones
- Presence of blood in the urine
What are the various natural treatment modalities for prostate cancer?
A combination of various treatments and therapies are used to treat prostate cancer. Most commonly, surgery, immunotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, bone-directed therapy, etc. are used to treat prostate cancer.
If we talk about treatment options which are closer to nature in origin, there are several options which can help in preventing as well as treating prostate cancer. One of the most potent ingredients that can help in the natural treatment of prostate cancer is found in cayenne pepper. The ingredient is known as capsaicin which helps in killing the cells of the prostate cancer. Similarly, members of the cruciferous family which includes cauliflower, broccoli, etc also have powerful phytochemical which can potentially kill the cancerous cells of the prostate gland. Green tea is also known to be very effective in inhibiting the spread of the cancerous cells as it contains an ingredient known as catechin. Regular consumption of green tea can help in reducing the chances of acquiring prostate gland cancer. For it to be effective, the green tea should always be consumed without milk or any additives.