Prostate is a male gland, located in front of the rectum and under the bladder. It is responsible for the production of seminal fluid. Doctors believe that age, genetic predisposition, lifestyle and use of certain medications present risk factors when it comes to prostate cancer. This type of cancer is present especially among men over 40 years, and this has been linked to hormonal changes that start at that age.
Prostate cancer is hard to diagnose, because it doesn’t have any specific symptom and for that reason, many patients discover the tumor in advanced stages. In some cases, patients suffering from prostate cancer can experience problems related to urination, such as frequent or painful urination, or blood in the urine. Other people reported sexual problems, including erectile dysfunction and painful ejaculation related to prostate cancer.
The treatment for prostate cancers usually involves surgical procedures, hormonal therapy, radiation, chemotherapy and/or cryotherapy. Alternative natural methods can be used along the conventional treatments and these often include the use of herbal remedies, different dietary supplements, homeopathic medications and magnetic therapy. Doctors don’t recommend using natural treatments on their own, and some even claim that all these remedies only raise false hopes of the prostate cancer patients and therefore shouldn’t be used at all. However, patients have reported that these alternative approaches improved the severity of their prostate cancer symptoms.
There are also some additional relaxation techniques and methods, also considered as valuable alternative treatment options for people suffering from prostate cancer. Such techniques include massage and acupuncture.
Foods and Herbal Remedies
Consummation of large quantities of animal products, like meat, dairy products and eggs has been linked to an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. For people already suffering from prostate cancer, doctors advise eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, and reducing the amount of meat that they eat. Vegetables rich in lycopene are found to be particularly useful, since they could prevent or reduce the size of the tumor. Watermelon, guava, tomato and broccoli are especially rich in lycopene. You can also eat soy products, maitake or shitake mushrooms, garlic and plenty of fruits, because these foods have been found beneficial for prostate cancer patients.
Cernilton, pygeum, saw palmetto or stinging nettle are the herbal recommendation for people suffering from this type of cancer.
Supplements of selenium and zinc, and those containing vitamins D and E should be consumed.
If you decide to consult a homeopathic practitioner, he or she might suggest using Bartya carb, Clematis, Causticum, Chimapilla or Staphysagria to treat your prostate cancer.