Urologist discusses Contino®, a new technology to deal with Male incontinence
Urologist and Registered Dietician, talk about the health benefits of beets and beet greens in relation to prostate cancer.
Men with prostate cancer or erectile dysfunction related to prostate cancer may work closely with a local urologist. A local urologist is a physician who treats health conditions that affect the urinary tract. The urinary tract is made up of the bladder, kidneys and ureter. A local urologist also treats reproductive system diseases in men. Some of the health conditions a local urologist treats include prostate cancer, male incontinence, Peyronie’s disease, erectile dysfunction, kidney stones, urinary tract infections and low pelvic organ prolapse. If your local family physician believes that you may benefit from seeing a local urologist, they will refer you to one. A local urologist may diagnose your condition by using urine tests, blood tests, MRI scans, cystoscopy, CT scans and prostate biopsy.
They may prescribe medications or products for male incontinence like Contino®; refer you for radiation, chemotherapy or hormone therapy for prostate cancer; or recommend/perform surgery. Contino is a male incontinence product that a man inserts (called a urethral catheter). This urinary incontinence product works by blocking the flow of urine, preventing bladder leakage. The man can simply empty the Contino urinary incontinence product at his convenience.
A local urologist may also recommend active surveillance for prostate cancer, which involves monitoring a man to see if the cancer changes or grows. If you want more information on how a local urologist can support men with prostate cancer, start by talking to your local family physician or local oncologist. The prostate is part of the male reproductive and urinary systems and it makes some of the fluid that is part of semen in men. It is located below the bladder in the body and in front of the rectum. The urethra (tube that carries urine, or pee, and semen out of the body through the penis) goes through the prostate and can get enlarged.
Radiation therapy is performed either from the outside (called external beam radiation) or with radiation “seeds” that are placed in the prostate (called brachytherapy). Your Urologist doctor may prescribe a treatment to reduce testosterone, called androgen deprivation, for a short period of time in conjunction with radiation.
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In summary, doctors determine prostate cancer grade and stage after the diagnosis. This is used to determine the aggressiveness of the cancer and also whether the cancer has spread outside of the prostate gland. All of this information is important for the doctor to determine the next step in the treatment of prostate cancer.
Dietary fibre and antioxidant intake are two of the biggest considerations when it comes to reducing the risk of preventable cancers, such as colorectal cancer Beets and beet greens are among the most abundant sources of both these important nutrients. Fibre and calcium intake is linked with playing a role in the prevention of colorectal
cancer, cucumber contains both of these important nutrients which many people do not get enough of.