Prostate cancer – take the signs seriously!

Prostate cancer is still one of the third most common causes of death in men. Therefore, even the first signs should always be taken seriously.

Man with signs of prostate problems sits with doctor

What are the first signs of prostate cancer?

The good news is that prostate cancer has a good chance of being cured if diagnosed at an early stage. The greatest risk factor for prostate cancer is age and hereditary predisposition. While the probability of 70-year-olds developing prostate cancer in the next few years is around 6%, the probability of a 40-year-old developing the disease is around 0.1%.

The following signs may indicate prostate cancer:

  • Frequent urge to urinate, especially at night
  • Burning when urinating (also characteristic of a urinary tract infection)
  • Blood in the urine (also occurs with urinary and kidney stones)
  • Blood in semen (also occurs with prostatitis)
  • Erectile dysfunction

If men over the age of 45 discover such signs, prostate cancer should definitely be ruled out. As this form of cancer often spreads and metastasizes, early detection is particularly important.

In addition to supplying vitamins, minerals and messenger substances, the main task of the blood vessels is to supply oxygen. There are different types of blood vessels in the body for this purpose. Arteries, arterioles and the smallest arterial blood vessels, the so-called capillaries, transport oxygen-rich blood from the heart to every part of the body. Venules and veins absorb carbon dioxide from the tissue and transport it to the lungs, where it is finally exhaled. The hemoglobin of the red blood cells “carries” the oxygen and finally absorbs the carbon dioxide that is exhaled.

Screening – an important tool for early detection

Men over the age of 45 should definitely have regular check-ups. The prostate examination includes

  • Examination of the external genital organs
  • DRU (digital rectal examination) by a doctor
  • Determination of the PSA value

A prostate examination can detect superficial and larger tumors at an early stage. However, to really rule out prostate cancer, men should also have their PSA value determined regularly. The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) is a protein produced by the prostate, a small amount of which is present in the blood. Prostate cancer cells produce considerably more PSA than normal prostate cells. However, the PSA value should be known in advance, as it can usually vary from person to person and is also influenced by sporting activities, for example.

How can prostate cancer be prevented?

In general, the German Cancer Society makes the following recommendations:

  • Achieve normal weight
  • be physically active
  • Moderate or no alcohol consumption
  • Reduce meat consumption, especially red meat – Plant-based diet

Hormone-related tumors, such as prostate cancer, occur less frequently in countries with soy-rich diets and diets with a high proportion of isoflavones. This is also attributed to the substance lycopene, which is found in tomatoes, watermelons and strawberries. A diet rich in fish and olive oil, i.e. omega-3 fatty acids and polyphenols, is also said to have a positive effect on the prevention of prostate cancer.

Fruit and vegetables - nutrition for a healthy prostate

Counteracting prostate cancer with nutrients in good time?

Medpro has developed ProstaSol™ – for men especially for men’s health. The protected complex is based on eight unique plants. This includes, among other things:

  • Plant sterols: They are found in many nuts and seeds and are important for many positive hormonal effects.
  • BCM95™ DC: The patented extract from turmeric has a high bioavailability and is known for a variety of positive and above all antioxidant properties.
  • Linum Life®1: Lignans from linseed are antioxidant and can have a positive effect on cell health.
  • Quercetin: A flavonoid with a phytochemical effect.
  • Ginseng extract (ginsenosides): It has been used for centuries in Asia to improve cognitive and sexual abilities.
  • Resveratrol: It belongs to the polyphenols and comes from the Japanese knotweed, among other things.
  • Reishi extract (Ganoderma Lucidum): Due to its positive ingredients and countless trace elements, reishi has been used in TCM for several thousand years.

With ProstaSol™ – for men, men’s health can be actively protected. For more information and specific advice, please contact our experts at medpro!

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