Knowledge is Power!
This article provided by Niaja Pose
Life and its contradictory angles, it’s funny how a supposed bad thing,act or substance,that has been tagged poisonous or morally bad, can also be used to save lives, like the poison to kill poison therapy, was baffled by that when I first came across that as a teenager, now its how masturbation reduces your chances of getting prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Most prostate cancers are slow-growing, however, there are cases of aggressive prostate cancers. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during later stages of the disease.
Rates of detection of prostate cancers vary widely across the world, with South and East Asia detecting less frequently than in Europe, and especially the United States. Prostate cancer tends to develop in men over the age of fifty. Globally it is the sixth leading cause of cancer-related death in men(in the United States it is the second). Prostate cancer is most common in the developed world with increasing rates in the developing world. However, many men with prostate cancer never have symptoms, undergo no therapy, and eventually die of other unrelated causes. Many factors, including genetics and diet, have been implicated in the development of prostate cancer.
There are no signs and symptoms for early prostate cancer,prostate cancer is associated with urinary dysfunction as the prostate gland surrounds the prostatic urethra. Changes within the gland, therefore, directly affect urinary function. Because the vas deferens deposits seminal fluid into the prostatic urethra, and secretions from the prostate gland itself are included in semen content, prostate cancer may also cause problems with sexual function and performance, such as difficulty achieving erection or painful ejaculation.
Causes of prostate cancer, a complete understanding remains elusive. The primary risk factors are obesity, age and family history. It’s very uncommon in men younger than age 45, but in advancing age it becomes very common, Men who have first-degree family members with prostate cancer appear to have double the risk of getting the disease compared to men without prostate cancer in the family. This risk appears to be greater for men with an affected brother than for men with an affected father. Apart from genetic causes,there’s also a dietary cause, Lower blood levels of vitamin D may increase the risk of developing prostate cancer. A 2009 study on folic acid supplements showed an association with an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Same goes for too much red meat consumption and multi vitamins supplements intake.
Management strategies for prostate cancer should be guided by the severity of the disease. Many low-risk tumors can be safely followed with active surveillance. Curative treatment generally involves surgery, various forms of radiation therapy, or, less commonly,hormonal therapy and chemotherapy are generally reserved for cases of advanced disease (although hormonal therapy may be given with radiation in some cases). Several studies suggest that masturbation reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
More frequent ejaculation also may decrease a man’s risk of prostate cancer. One study showed that men who ejaculated 3-5 times a week at the age of 15-19 had a decreased rate of prostate cancer when they are old.
Masturbation comes in as a result of not encouraging youths to have multiple sex partner and the scare of sexually transmitted diseases,another study suggested that having many sexual partners, or a high frequency of sexual activity, increases the risk of prostate cancer by up to 40 percent. A key difference may be that these earlier studies defined sexual activity as sexual intercourse, whereas this study focused on the number of ejaculations, whether or not intercourse was involved. Which makes masturbation key.