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Things To Know About Prostate Cancer

September 15, 2019

Things to Know About Prostate Cancer The 3rd most common cancer in Nepal after lung cancer and mouth cancer is prostate cancer. It has been on the rise since 1990 and it is estimated that there were 899, 100 new cases and 258,100 deaths from prostate cancer in 2008, globally. So it is important to make yourself aware of the disease and the available treatment options when you or your loved ones get diagnosed with it. Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer affects the man’s prostate which is a walnut-size gland present in the male reproductive system. Located below the bladder, opposite to the rectum, it encircles the upper part of the urethra (the tube that clears urine from the bladder). The prostate helps a great deal in bladder control. It also produces the seminal fluid which is known to nourish and transport sperm. Causes of Prostate Cancer Specific reasons for this ailment are not known yet. However, there are several risk factors pertaining to prostate cancer including age. Other risk factors include adverse genes and an unhealthy lifestyle. Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer When the prostate is in the earlier stages, no symptoms are generally observed. But when cancer reaches its later stages, symptoms like urinary difficulties, pain during ejaculation, and blood in urine or semen are detected. Diagnosis of Prostate Cancer Firstly, digital rectal examination of the prostate is done. But the most reliable test according to the experts is PSA (prostate specific antigen). Moreover, routine ultrasonography is used to detect an enlarged prostate. Frequently Asked Questions Related to Prostate Cancer When should one begin the testing process for the detection of prostate cancer? -Three of the most prominent medical groups, namely – The American Cancer Society (ACS), the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) and the American Urological Association have always been engaged in discussing the value and risks of routine testing. They have also urged the physicians to discuss the same with their male patients while keeping in mind their medical record/history. It is advised that men above the age of 50 must go for screening at least once a year. Which specialist, urologist or oncologist, should one see for the treatment of Prostate Cancer? -There are four main types of doctors who are involved in the treatment of prostate cancer: Urologists: They are the surgeons who are involved in the treatment of ailments pertaining to the urinary system and male reproductive system (which also include the prostate). Radiation oncologists: The doctors who treat cancer with radiation therapy are known as radiation oncologists. Medical oncologists: The doctors treating cancer by the aid of medicines and do therapies such as chemotherapy/ hormone therapy are called medical oncologists. Surgical oncologists: The surgeons who remove tumors along with the surrounding tissue when an operation takes place. They also perform certain types of biopsies. It is not necessarily true that only one kind of doctor is enough to treat you. You may need a combination of these doctors depending upon the severity of your ailment. If your cancer is detected early, you will receive more benefits. What could be the potential side effects of prostate cancer treatment? -There is no denying the fact that whichever prostate cancer treatment you are going through, you are ought to face some possible risks or side effects. Some of them are incontinence, urinary issues, sexual dysfunction, hot flashes, hair loss, nausea and fatigue. Some of them can be permanent while others are temporary. Dr. Sunil Shrestha Consultant Urologist Norvic International Hospital Read More

Know About Diabetes

August 09, 2019

Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is too high. This can be because your pancreas does not produce any insulin, or not enough, to help glucose enter your body’s cells or the insulin that is produced cannot be utilized properly (known as insulin resistance).Read More

Role of Vitamin D supplementation in bone health

June 30, 2019

Vitamin D is a steroid hormone that primarily acts to increase transcription of vitamin D responsive genes primarily in the small intestine. These genes mediate increased absorption of calcium and phosphorous in the gut. However, there is evidence that other cell types express the vitamin D receptor. Vitamin D plays a role in maintaining normal neuromuscular function and immunity. There is some evidence that vitamin D regulates apoptosis, cell proliferation and inflammation as well.Read More

Swimming the No. 1 Sport

June 20, 2019

Swimming is an exercise for people of all ages. Swimming helps a person to get or stay in shape as it is an excellent way to work your entire body and cardiovascular system. An hour of swimming burns almost as many calories as running, without all the impact on your bones and joints. It can be easy and we can go at our own pace. A person may choose swimming over another form of exercise for a range of reasons. It gives the body a thorough workout and has many advantages for people of all ages and levels of fitness.Read More

5 Instant De-Stress Foods

June 10, 2019

Stress can take a toll on your body’s natural defenses, but eating the right foods can offer relief. We all feel stressed out by our daily life sometimes and, unfortunately, we tend to reach for junk food. But high-calorie or sugary foods only trick us into thinking we feel better. For conquering stress, a food’s nutrient profile might be just as important as how it makes you feel. End the cycle of eating bad-for-you foods and find relief elsewhere. Instead, add these truly anti-stress foods to your diet.Read More

Frequently Asked Questions of Asthma

June 05, 2019

Asthma is a common and a chronic disease that causes your airways to become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. More than 300 million people are suffering from this disease worldwide. More than 5 % of the population is expected to be suffering from this disease.Read More

Home Remedies to Prevent Mosquito Bites- (Skin Health)

June 01, 2019

The buzzing sound of mosquitoes flying around your ear itself is an aggravating feeling, let alone their bites. The hot sun of summer days means basking in outdoor activities such as hiking, sunbathing, and barbeques but along with them comes one tiny nuisance: Read More

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