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A FULL TEXT OF PROSTATE HEALTH AWARENESS LECTURE PRESENTED AT A MEETING OF FGBMFI (NORTH-GATE CHAPTER) ON SATURDAY 19th SEPTEMBER 2015
STRICTLY FOR MEN-MY CHILDHOOD; MY MANHOOD; MY PROSTAGEL
I am here to speak with 40years + old men but the healthcare enlightenment is for everyone.
Essentially what I will be doing today is health promotion. Responsible health promotion must provide three things:
3.A plan of action.
Let me start with a background on prostate health.
Everyone has a pair of kidneys. The job of the kidney is to remove waste. It is the LAWMA (waste management company) of your body. Everyday your blood passes through the kidney several times to be filtered. As the blood is filtered, urine is formed and stored in a temporary storage tank called the urinary bladder.
If there were to be no urinary bladder, as a man walks on the road, urine will be dropping.
Now think of the plumbing work in your house. Think of the urinary bladder as the overhead storage tank. From the storage tank, a good plumber will run pipes to other parts of the house, including the kitchen.
God in His wisdom ran pipes from our urinary bladder to the tip of the penis. The pipe is called the urethra.
Just below the bladder and surrounding the urethra is a little organ called the prostate gland.
The prostate gland is the size of a walnut and weighs about 20grams. Its job is to make the seminal fluid which is stored in the seminal vesicle.
During sexual intercourse, seminal fluid comes down the urethra and mixes with the sperms produced in the testicles to form the semen.
So semen technically is not sperm. It is sperm + seminal fluid.
The seminal fluid lubricates the sperm.
After age 40, for reasons that may be hormonal, the prostate gland begins to enlarge.
From 20 grams it may grow to almost 100 grams.
As it enlarges, it squeezes the urethra and the man begins to notice changes in the way he urinates.
If you have a son under 10, if he has a little mischief like we all did at that age, when he comes out to urinate, he can target the ceiling and the jet will hit target.
Call his father to do same, wahala dey.
His urine stream is weak, cannot travel a long distance and sometimes may come straight down on his legs. So he may need to stand in awkward position to urinate.
Not many men will be worried their urine stream cannot hit the ceiling. Toilets are on the floor and not on the ceiling. But other symptoms begin to show.
The man begins to notice that after urinating and repacking, urine still drops on his pants. This is the reason why after an older man urinates, he has to ring bell. A younger man simply delivers to the last drop and walks away.
Just see an older man coming from the bathroom. Sometimes he may clutch the newspaper closely to hide the urine stains, particularly on plain colored trousers.
At this point you wait longer for the urine flow to start. There are 2 valves that must open for you to urinate – the internal and external sphincters. Both open but because of obstructions in the urethra, you wait long for the flow to start.
You have this feeling immediately after urinating that there is still something left.
As all these things happen, the bladder begins to work harder to compensate for the obstruction in the urethra. The frequency of urination goes up. Urgency sets in. sometimes you have to practically run into the toilet. Nocturia also becomes common. You wake up more than 2 times at night to urinate. Your wife begins to complain.
Men being men may not talk to anyone even at this point.
Then the more serious complications start.
Stored urine gets infected and there may be burning sensation when urinating.
Stored urine forms crystals. Crystals come together to form stone either in the bladder or in the kidney. Stones mayn block the urethra.
Chronic urinary retention sets in. The bladder stores more and more urine. The size of the bladder is 40- 60 cl. A bottle of coke is 50cl. As the bladder stores more urine it can enlarge up to 300cl.
An overfilled bladder may leak and this leads to wetting / urinary incontinence. Also the volume may put pressure on the kidney and may lead to kidney damage.
What may likely bring the man to hospital is acute urinary retention. He wakes up one day and he is not able to pass urine.
Everything I have described above is associated with prostate enlargement, technically called benign prostate hyperplasia.
There are other diseases of the prostate like
1. Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate
2. Prostate cancer – cancer of the prostate.
This discussion is on prostate enlargement.
I have bad news and good news.
The bad news is that everyman will have prostate enlargement if he lives long enough.
The good news is that there are life style changes that can help the man after 40 to maintain optimum prostate health.
Look at what you eat. 33% of all cancers, according to the US National Cancer Institute is related to what we eat.
Red meat everyday triples your chances of prostate disease. Milk everyday doubles your risk. Not taking fruits / vegetables daily quadruples your risk.
Tomatoes are very good for men. If that is the only thing your wife can present in the evening, eat it with joy. It has loads of lycopene. Lycopene is the most potent natural antioxidant.
Foods that are rich in zinc are also good for men. We recommend pumpkin seeds (ugbogulu).
Zinc is about the most essential element for male sexuality and fertility.
Men need more zinc than women. Every time a man ejaculates he loses 15mg of zinc. Zinc is also important for alcohol metabolism. Your liver needs zinc to metabolize alcohol.
As men begin to have urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement, it is important they look at alcohol consumption. More fluid in means more fluid out
Drink less. Drink slowly.
Exercise helps build the muscle tone. Every man should exercise. Men over 40 should avoid high impact exercise like jogging. It puts pressure on the knees. Cycling is bad news for the prostate. We recommend brisk walking.
When we sit, two-third of our weight rests on the pelvic bones. Men who sit longer are more prone to prostate symptoms. Do not sit for long hours. Walk around as often as you can. Sit on comfortable chairs. We recommend a divided saddle chair if you must sit long hours.
Men should avoid tight underwear. It impacts circulation around the groin and heats it up a bit. While the physiological temperature is 37 degrees, the groin has an optimal temperature of about 33 degrees.
Pant is a no-no for men. Wear boxers.
Wear breathable clothing.
Avoid smoking. It affects blood vessels and impact circulation around the groin.
Regular sex is good for the prostate.
Celibates are more prone to prostate illness. While celibacy is a moral decision, it is not a biological adaptation. Your prostate gland is designed to empty its contents regularly.
Now I have given you a reason to cheer up.
Please send to your male friends and family….
There are a number of old wives’ tales that seem too good to be true (and crazy, of course!). They don’t make any logical sense, but somehow they still work!
And this post is going to talk about something similar – trust me, people do swear by it!
So let me present to you the onion and sock tale! Wondering how it can even be beneficial to you? Then go ahead and read this post!
Were you aware of the fact that the bottom areas of your feet have direct access points to all the internal organs in your body? As per Chinese medicine terminology, these access points are known as meridians, and they form the pathways to each organ in the body.
There has been an age old controversy regarding the existence of meridians, but those who are well versed with the Chinese medicine know that the meridian system is very closely related to our body’s nervous system.
Experts say that there are about 7,000 meridians at the bottom of our feet that directly link to different organs! Can you believe that?
The image below clearly represents the meridians and their connection points with the organs and systems within the body.
These meridians act as powerful electric circuits within the body, but are often dormant as we mostly cover our feet with footwear. Stimulating these meridians is very important for our body to function healthily.
To stimulate the bottom of our feet and to ground ourselves with the earth’s negative ion field, it is always recommended to walk barefoot wherever and whenever you can!
One of the coolest ways to stimulate these meridians is to put an onion slice inside your socks (at the bottom of your feet) and wear them to bed.
Here’s How You Can Do It:
- Take an onion (red or white) and cut it into thin and flat slices (make sure it’s an organic onion to avoid any side effects of pesticides like fungal infections).
- Place the onion slice in your socks (under your foot, like a platform), and sleep as you usually do.
As you sleep, the healing properties of the onions will be absorbed by the feet, and this will help in stimulating the meridians.
Onions are considered a natural remedy for various illnesses, and are known for their magical healing power. They are also known as natural air purifiers, and when applied directly to the skin, they tend to remove the bacteria and kill the germs. The phosphoric acid (the substance that irritates our eyes while chopping onions) present in onions helps in purifying the blood as it enters the blood vessels.
You have nothing to lose by giving this onion and sock therapy a try! It comes with a number of benefits. They are:
- Blood purification.
- Removal of germs and bacteria.
- Elimination of toxins and chemicals from the feet and making them smell better (believe it or not, it works!)
- Alleviating symptoms of fever like cold and flu.
However, reusing the same onion slice is not at all recommended. So, be careful about that.
Who knew that something so simple and inexpensive can turn out to be so beneficial for our health?
What do you think? Is it something that you should try, or do you think it’s crazy? And if you tried this before, did it work for you? Share your experience with us in the comments box below! We would love to hear from you.
Ini adalah kisah benar. Usus budak ini terpaksa dipotong sebanyak dua kali kerana makan mee maggi setiap hari.
Kisahnya bermula apabila.. [Baca penuh…]
BERHATI-HATI DENGAN 4 MAKANAN INI #InformasiKesihatan
Tahu tak kenapa mee segera boleh tahan lama dalam keadaan keras dan akan menjadi lembut apabila direndam dengan air panas? Ini disebabkan oleh kandungan wax(lilin) dalam mee tersebut yang membolehkannya tahan lama. Katakanlah, hari ini anda makan mee segera , dan esoknya korang terasa nak makan mee segera lagi, jangan makan ok. Pastikan anda makan 3 hari berikutnya kerana wax mengambil masa selama 3 hari untuk dihadam. Bayangkanlah kalau anda makan mee segera setiap hari, berapa banyak kandungan wax yang terkumpul dalam perut anda. Dan ini sebenarnya boleh menyebabkan kanser yang boleh membawa maut.
Pemerhatian pertama atau kes pertama yang digunakan sebagai bahan bukti betapa buruknya amalan makan sardin ialah ketumbuhan fibroid di dalam rahim. Fibroid sebenarnya adalah sejenis kanser benign yang tidak merebak ke bahagian lain tubuh. Sebenarnya berdasarkan pemerhatian- pemerhatian lalu ini boleh dirumuskan seolah-olah di dalam tin ikan sardin terdapat sejenis bahan kimia yang bersifat karsinogen (bahan kimia penyebab kanser). Apabila kerap dan sudah cukup tempuhnya, ia akan menyebabkan tumor atau kanser sama ada benign atau malignan.
#Minuman 3 in 1
Persatuan Pengguna Pulau Pinang(CAP) mendakwa seorang yang minum sebanyak 20 gelas 3 in 1 dalam masa sebulan berpotensi untuk menghidap lebih dari 60 jenis penyakit kronik. Berdasarkan kajian yang telah dibuat sejak 10 tahun lalu ke atas satu pek minuman coklat 3 in 1 seberat 28 gram,terdapat 55.6 % kandungan gula di dalamnya yang bersamaan 3 sudu teh manakala kopi (20 gram) ialah sebanyak 51.5 % kandungan gula bersamaan dengan dua sudu teh gula. Besar kemungkinan kadar kandungan gula yang dimasukkan dalam pek itu kini ditambah sebanyak dua kali ganda selain krimmer.
Panadol adalah ubat yang bertoksik kepada tubuh manusia. Ia akan merosakkan organ hati dan Panadol akan tinggal di dalam tubuh manusia selama sekurang-kurangnya 5 tahun. Panadol ni sebenarnya adalah sejenis “painkiller”, semakin banyak kita consumed, semakin lama semakin kurang kesannya pada badan kita. Bererti kita perlukan dos yang lebih lagi bila ia kurang berkesan Untuk wanita, mereka akan melalui pengalaman melahirkan zuriat. Bayangkan mereka yang terpaksa melahirkan anak secara bedah, ubat tahan sakit yang diberi mestilah tinggi dosnya. Tapi kalau terlalu banyak mengambil Panadol atau Paracetamol sepanjang hidup dos ubat tahan sakit yang diberi tadi akan memberikan kesan sifar terhadap kesakitan yang kita alami dan kita perlukan ubat yang lebih kuat lagi untuk mengurangkan rasa sakit.
Seboleh bolehnya elakkan la 4 jenis makanan kat atas. Cari makanan alternatif lain macam roti (terutama roti serat), biskut, dan lain lain yang bukan makanan segera. Sayangi diri kita, kalau dah sakit nanti lagi banyak duit yang kita kena keluarkan…. s
A study on Drug harms in the UK: a multicriteria decision analysis
Proper assessment of the harms caused by the misuse of drugs can inform policy makers in health, policing, and social care. We aimed to apply multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) modelling to a range of drug harms in the UK.
Members of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, including two invited specialists, met in a 1-day interactive workshop to score 20 drugs on 16 criteria: nine related to the harms that a drug produces in the individual and seven to the harms to others. Drugs were scored out of 100 points, and the criteria were weighted to indicate their relative importance.
MCDA modelling showed that heroin, crack cocaine, and metamfetamine were the most harmful drugs to individuals (part scores 34, 37, and 32, respectively), whereas alcohol, heroin, and crack cocaine were the most harmful to others (46, 21, and 17, respectively). Overall, alcohol was the most harmful drug (overall harm score 72), with heroin (55) and crack cocaine (54) in second and third places.
These findings lend support to previous work assessing drug harms, and show how the improved scoring and weighting approach of MCDA increases the differentiation between the most and least harmful drugs. However, the findings correlate poorly with present UK drug classification, which is not based simply on considerations of harm.
Centre for Crime and Justice Studies (UK).
I would like to share this interesting discovery from a classmate’s son who has just recovered from dengue fever. Apparently, his son was in the critical stage at the ICU when his blood platelet count drops to 15 after 15 liters of blood transfusion.
His father was so worried that he seeks another friend’s recommendation and his son was saved. He confessed to me that he gave his son raw juice of the papaya leaves. From a platelet count of 45 after 20 liters of blood transfusion, and after drinking the raw papaya leaf juice, his platelet count jumps instantly to 135. Even the doctors and nurses were surprised. After the second day he was discharged. So he asked me to pass this good news around.
Accordingly it is raw papaya leaves, 2pcs just cleaned and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. You will only get one tablespoon per leaf.. So two tablespoon per serving once a day. Do not boil or cook or rinse with hot water, it will loose its strength. Only the leafy part and no stem or sap. It is very bitter and you have to swallow it like “Won Low Kat”. But it works.
*Papaya Juice – Cure for Dengue*
You may have heard this elsewhere but if not I am glad to inform you that papaya juice is a natural cure for dengue fever. As dengue fever is rampant now, I think it’s good to share this with all.
A friend of mine had dengue last year.. It was a very serious situation for her as her platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after 3 days in hospital and water has started to fill up her lung. She had difficulty in breathing. She was only 32-year old. Doctor says there’s no cure for dengue. We just have to wait for her body immune system to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle. She already had 2 blood transfusion and all of us were praying very hard as her platelet continued to drop since the first day she was admitted.
Fortunately her mother-in-law heard that papaya juice would help to reduce the fever and got some papaya leaves, pounded them and squeeze the juice out for her. The next day, her platelet count started to increase, her fever subside. We continued to feed her with papaya juice and she recovered after 3 days!!!
Amazing but it’s true. It’s believed one’s body would be overheated when one is down with dengue and that also caused the patient to have fever papaya juice has cooling effect. Thus, it helps to reduce the level of heat in one’s body, thus the fever will go away. I found that it’s also good when one is having sore throat or suffering from heat.
Please spread the news about this as lately there are many dengue cases. It’s great if such natural cure could help to ease the sufferings of dengue patients.
Furthermore it’s so easily available.
Blend them and squeeze the juice! It’s simple and miraculously effective!!
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Apa yang kita perlukan ialah:
200 ml air 50 gram gula perang, 1 gram yis ( yis ibu roti, boleh dibeli di pasar raya ) dan 1 botol plastik 2-liter.
1. Potong botol plastik (jenis PET) pada separuh. Simpan bahagian leher
2. Campurkan gula perang dengan air panas. Biarkan sejuk. Apabila sejuk, tuangkan di separuh bahagian bawah botol.
3. Tambah yis. Tidak perlu untuk bergaul. Ia akan menghasilkan karbon dioksida.(Nyamuk tertarik dengan karbon dioksida)
4. Letakkan bahagian corong, terbalik, ke dalam separuh botol tadi.
5. Bungkus botol dengan sesuatu yang hitam, dan letakkan di beberapa sudut rumah anda.
Dalam masa dua minggu, anda akan melihat jumlah nyamuk dan nyamuk yang mati di dalam botol.
Di samping membersihkan rumah , tapak pembiakan nyamuk dan nyamuk, kita boleh menggunakan kaedah ini dalam: Sekolah, taska, Hospital,kedai, ladang, dan lain-lain