Prostate Awareness


Prostate Awareness

Responsible health promotion must provide three things:
1.Information
2.Reassurance
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.

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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.

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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.

TERMINAL DRIPPLING:
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.

HESISTANCY
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.

INCOMPLETE EMPTYING
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 may 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.

Nutrition
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.

ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION
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
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.

SITTING
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.

DRESSING
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.

SMOKING
Avoid smoking. It affects blood vessels and impact circulation around the groin.

SEX
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.
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Three Dolls


A sage presented a prince with a set of three small dolls. The prince was not amused.

“Am I a girl that you give me dolls?” – He asked.
“This is a gift for a future king,” Said the sage. “If you look carefully, you’ll see a hole in the ear of each doll.”

The sage handed him a piece of string. “Pass it through each doll.” – He said.

Intrigued, the prince picked up the first doll and put the string into the ear. It came out from the other ear. “This is one type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, comes out from the other ear. He doesn’t retain anything.”

The prince put the string into the second doll. It came out from the mouth. “This is the second type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him, he tells everybody else.”

The prince picked up the third doll and repeated the process. The string did not come out. “This is the third type of person,” said the sage, “whatever you tell him is locked up within him. It never comes out.”

“What is the best type of person?” – Asked the prince.

The sage handed him a fourth doll, in answer. When the prince put the string into the doll, it came out from the other ear.

“Do it again.” – Said the sage.

The prince repeated the process. This time the string came out from the mouth. When he put the string in a third time, it did not come out at all.

“This is the best type of person,” said the sage. “To be trustworthy, a man must know when not to listen, when to remain silent and when to speak out.”

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“diabetes go away”


Someone posted that soaking okra ends in water over night and drinking the water next day helps cure blood sugar levels in diabetics, is this true.

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Origins: An item widely circulated via social media in January 2014 (shown above) advocated cutting the ends off a few okra slices, soaking the slices in water overnight, then drinking the water the following morning as a way of making "diabetes go away" and eliminating the need for diabetics to take insulin shots.

There is a bit of truth to this claim in the sense that okra (also known as lady’s finger, bendi, and gombo) does possess some anti-diabetic properties, namely that the viscosity of okra’s carbohydrates helps to slow the uptake of sugar into the blood by reducing the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract, thereby reducing the glycemic load of glucose in the blood that can disrupt the body’s ability to properly process the sugars (and that in some cases can lead to the onset of diabetes):

Soluble fiber, found in porridge oats, okra, strawberries and aubergines among other foods, forms a kind of gel inside the bowels. This slows down the absorption of food from the gut, evening out the peaks in blood glucose that occur after meals. Soluble fiber also draws in bile acids that contribute to raised cholesterol, allowing the body to pass the acids out of the system rather than reabsorbing them into the blood. Soluble fiber therefore offers the double potential benefits of lowering cholesterol and possibly reducing progression to diabetes.

What this means is that the consumption of okra can "help even out roller coaster blood sugar levels" and may contribute to preventing the onset of diabetes or ameleriorating symptoms in those who are already diabetic. But even claiming that much for okra is somewhat speculative, and it does not mean that regularly drinking okra water will "cure" diabetes or make diabetes "go away," nor that okra is a proven viable substitute for insulin injections. As noted in the 2012 textbook Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes:

There is anecdotal evidence for the amelioration of diabetes by dietary consumption of okra but what are lacking are controlled clinical trials. There are constituents of okra such as polyphenolic molucules that provide encouragement for such studies in the future.

Claims of "miracle cures" always need to be taken with many grains of salt. If the way to make diabetes "go away" were truly as simple as drinking a glass of okra water every day, this would be a fact that doctors would advocate and every diabetic would know — it wouldn’t be an obscure "Did you know?" type of trivia item promulgated via social media.

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ஒரு குட்டிக் கதை..


ஒரு குட்டிக் கதை…
கடவுளிடம் ஒரு விவசாயி கடுமையாகச் சண்டைக்குப்போனான்.
”உனக்குப் பயிர்களைப் பற்றி என்ன தெரியும்? நீநினைத்தபோது மழையை
அனுப்புகிறாய். தப்பான சமயத்தில் காற்றை வீசுகிறாய்.உன்னால் பெரிய தொந்தரவாக இருக்கிறது. பேசாமல்,இந்த வேலைகளை விவசாயி ஒருத்தனிடம்ஒப்படைத்துவிடேன்!” என்றான்.
கடவுள் உடனே, “ அப்படியா? சரி. இனிமேல் வெளிச்சம்,மழை, காற்று எல்லாம் உன் கட்டுப்பாட்டிலேயேஇருக்கட்டும்” என்று வரம் அருளிவிட்டுப்போய்விட்டார்.
விவசாயிக்கு சந்தோஷம் பிடிபடவில்லை.
அடுத்த விதைப்பிற்கான பருவம் வந்தது.
”மழையே பெய்” என்றான்.
பெய்தது.
நிறுத்தச் சொன்னபோது, மழை நின்றது.
ஈரமான நிலத்தை உழுதான்.
தேவையான வேகத்தில் காற்றை வீசச் செய்து,விதையை தூவினான்.
மழை, வெயில், காற்று எல்லாமே அவன் சொன்னபேச்சைக் கேட்டன.
பயிர் பச்சைப்பசேல் என வளர்ந்தது.
வயல்வெளியைப் பார்க்கவே மிகவும் ரம்மியமாகஇருந்தது.
அறுவடைக் காலமும் வந்தது.
விவசாயி ஒரு கதிரை அறுத்தான். அதனை உதிர்த்து,திறந்து பார்த்தான்.
அதிர்ந்தான்.
உள்ளே தானியத்தைக் காணவில்லை, மிகச் சிறிய பதர் தான் இருந்தது.
அடுத்தது, அதற்கடுத்தது என்று ஒவ்வொருதானியக்கதிராக வெட்டி எடுத்து உடைத்துப் பார்த்தால்ஒன்றிலுமே தானியம் இல்லை.
”ஏ கடவுளே!” என்று கோபத்தோடு கூப்பிட்டான்.
“மழை, வெயில், காற்று எல்லாவற்றையுமே மிகச்சரியான விகிதங்களில் தானே பயன்படுத்தினேன்!ஆனாலும், பயிர்கள் பாழாகிவிட்டதே, ஏன்?” எனக் கேட்டான்.
கடவுள் புன்னகைத்தார்: “என் கட்டுப்பாட்டில்இருந்தபோது காற்று வேகமாக வீசும். அப்போதுபயிர்களெல்லாம், அம்மாவை இறுக்கிக் கொள்ளும்குழந்தைகளைப் போல பூமிக்குள் தங்கள் வேர்களைமிக ஆழமாக அனுப்பிப் பிடித்துக்கொள்ளும்.
மழை குறைந்தால், தண்ணீரைத் தேடி வேர்களைநாலாபக்கமும் அனுப்பும்.
போராட்டம் இருந்தால்தான் தாவரங்கள் தங்களைப்பாதுகாத்துக்கொண்டு, வலுவாக வளரும்.
எல்லாமே வசதியாக அமைத்துக் கொடுத்ததில் உன்பயிர்களுக்கு சோம்பேறித்தனம் வந்துவிட்டது.
தளதளவென்று வளர்ந்ததே தவிர, ஆரோக்கியமானதானியங்களைக் கொடுக்க அவற்றிற்குதெரியவில்லை!” என்றார்.
வேண்டாமய்யா, உன் மழையும் காற்றும்! நீயேவைத்துக்கொள்” என்று கடவுளிடமே அவற்றைத்திருப்பித் தந்துவிட்டான் விவசாயி.
பிரச்சினைகள் உங்களைப் போட்டுஅழுத்தும்போதுதான், உங்களின் திறமை அதிகரிக்கும்.
இருட்டு என்று ஒரு பிரச்சினை இருந்ததால் தான்மின்விளக்கு கண்டுபிடிக்கப்பட்டது.
பயணம் என்பது பிரச்சினையானபோதுதான் வாகனம்உருவானது.
பிரச்சினைகளே இல்லாமல் இருந்துவிட்டால் நம்மூளையின் திறனை எவ்வாறு அறிவீர்கள்?
பிரச்சினை இல்லாத வாழ்க்கைதான் சபிக்கப்பட்டவாழ்க்கை..
எதிர்பாராத திருப்பங்கள்தானே நம் வாழ்க்கையைச்சுவையாக அமைத்துத் தரமுடியும்.
परोपकाराय फलन्ति वृक्षा: परोपकाराय वहन्ति नद्यः।

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” When people hurt you Over and Over think of them as Sand paper.
They Scratch & hurt you, but in the end you are polished and they are finished. ”
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great ones make you feel that you too, can become great."- Mark Twain.
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