“CURSE OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT: A NEW ANGLE FOR ITS CAUSES AND CURES”
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TITLE: “CURSE OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT: A NEW ANGLE FOR ITS CAUSES AND CURES”
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“CURSE OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT: MOSTLY GIVEN BY THE WOMEN TO MEN”
It may look cynical and shocking to women, to say that :THE PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT IN HUMANS IS A DISEASE SUFFERED ONLY BY THE MALES IN OLD AGE, BUT IT IS CREATED BY THE FEMALES OF THIS SPECIE. However, it is largely true as stated in the following blog article.
To understand above we have to first understand the location and function or the purpose of the prostate gland in the male body. It does not exist in the women since they don’t emit sperm in orgasm and don’t need some prostate gland to store the fluid medium for it to float and travel in sexual intercourse, as males need with women, to impregnate them.
THE PROSTATE GLAND—LOCATION AND FUNCTION:
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. The gland is made of two lobes, or regions, enclosed by an outer layer of tissue. As the following diagrams show, the prostate is located in front of the rectum and just below the urinary bladder conjoined with its bottom, all around the urethra like a collar of a shirt at its neck, from the inside of body. The prostate envelopes the urethra as the canal through which urine passes out of the body.
Scientists do not know all the prostate’s functions. One of its main roles, though, is to squeeze fluid (plasma=semen) into the urethra for the sperm to move through to the penis, during males’ sexual climax. This fluid, which helps make up semen, energizes the sperm and makes the vaginal canal less acidic, to survive longer for impregnation in female vagina and uterus. It also helps the sperms to float towards and inside the female uterus to impregnate her ova there, during sexual intercourse. Prostate gland also acts as one side valve, to prevent acidic urine going down through urethra into the sex partner during their intercourse where it could kill the alkaline sperms, and instead allowing alkaline semen to discharge into the latter on achieving orgasm to help achieve pregnancy.
BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA: A COMMON PART OF AGEING
It is common for the prostate gland to become enlarged as a man ages. Doctors call this condition benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy
As a man matures, the prostate goes through two main periods of growth. The first occurs early in puberty at the start of teenage, when the prostate doubles in size. At around age 25, the gland begins to grow again. This second growth phase often results, years later, in BPH. Though the prostate continues to grow during most of a man’s life, the enlargement doesn’t usually cause problems until late in life. BPH rarely causes symptoms before age 40, but more than half of men in their sixties and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties have some symptoms of BPH.
As the prostate enlarges, the layer of tissue surrounding it stops it from expanding, causing the gland to press inwards against the urethra thus narrowing its inner diameter, like a clamp on a garden hose or too tight collar around our neck. The bladder wall becomes thicker and irritable. The bladder begins to contract even when it contains small amounts of urine, causing more frequent urination. Eventually, the bladder weakens and loses the ability to empty itself, so some of the urine remains in the bladder. The narrowing of the urethra and partial emptying of the bladder cause many of the problems associated with BPH.
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about the prostate, since the gland plays a role in both sex and urination. Still, prostate enlargement is as common a part of aging as grey hair. As life expectancy rises, so does the occurrence of BPH. In the United States in 2000, there were 4.5 million visits to physicians for BPH.
A NEW THEORY FOR ABNORMAL AND TROUBLESOME PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT:
The fluid or plasma/semen that is stored in the prostate gland, starts increasing in volume after puberty due to male sex hormones and various stimuli. It causes the birth and strength of man’s libido i.e. sex desire and strength and duration of his erectile function also during the intercourse. If he does not get a willing sex partner or other outlets (in or out of marriage), he resorts to masturbation to release the overflow of his vital fluids causing emotional tension, as it is constantly being manufactured and stored in prostate of the young male body. Otherwise, it flows out during erotic “wet dreams” also by itself. It heralds the age to marry or to have regular and satisfactory sex life, about 2-3 times a week, or with more frequency, between the age of 15 to above 65 sometime. In the world records, males as old as 120 years have also been found to be sexually potent and active, capable of reproduction, in or out of wedlock
However, when a growing young male/female does not get such socially acceptable sexual outlets to satisfy their natural urges and regard masturbation or wet-dreams as bad habit or disease , they may resort to deviant, unnatural or abnormal sex viz gay homosexuality, lesbianism, prostitution, pedophilia, bestialism, or sexual crimes like molestation, rape or violent sexual assault and battery on their victims. Besides, in forcible chastity, such a person may also develop fast enlargement of his prostate glands, causing many painful diseases and symptoms like genital and urethral itching, and irritation with burning feeling, frequent urination or its blockade, incontinence, impotency, and/or mental aberrations like hysteria or epilepsy, stopping their good career and personality to grow .
In proper control, sublimation and channelization, the sexual desire creates fine arts like music, paintings, poetry, literature etc. But uncontrolled, it creates diseases and crimes, besides abnormal behavior. For example, like Parsi or modern women, who don’t/can’t marry (spinsters), or are widows, divorcees, or those do/can not produce any biological children of their own; or those women who want to save their pretty figures for high social and professional life, don’t breast feed their kids, gradually accumulate milk in their breasts which starts being manufactured from their puberty. This milk, in due course of time, curdles, decays and creates infection in the breasts to form lesions, tumors or breast cancer. Like wise, male hormonal secretions like testosterones and over accumulation of prostrate fluid, which is the purest and most concentrated of chaste male energy in his semen, gels and forms tumors or prostate cancer after giving urinary problems as stated above. The insufficient emptying of urinary bladder causes urinary tract infections (UTI) due to its rise to the kidneys creating kidney problems, stones or diseases and finally their failure and death also, if left untreated for long. Excessive accumulation of unused energy in any field also creates such diseases.
Therefore, those men who don’t marry at proper age ( after 16 or 18), or do so very late in life, or are divorcees, widowers or try to live sexually chaste life due to family, social or religious/spiritual dogmas or goals, …….
OR THOSE UNFORTTUNATE MEN WHOSE WIVES OR GIRL FRIENDS DENY THEM A REGULAR, SATISFACTORY SEX-LIFE, OR CONSIDER SEX AS A DIRTY DUTY DUE TO THEIR TRADITIONAL DOGMAS OR CALCULATING DESIGNS, DECIDE THAT SEX IS TO BE IGNORED, DELAYED, SUPPRESSED OR KILLED, OFTEN SUFFER AS A CONSEQUENCE, FROM VERY ENLARGED PROSTATE GLAND. IT ALSO CAUSES AVERSION FROM SEX AND IMPOTENCY IN THEM EVENTUALLY, ON THE PRINCIPLE OF NATURE: “USE OR LOOSE” ANY FACULTY BY ITS LONG DISUSE OR MISUSE. AND ABOVE ALL, MARITAL RAPE BEING MADE A CRIME IN MANY “ADVANCED” COUNTRIES, IT EMPOWERS THEIR WOMEN TO DENY OR EXPLOIT FOR THE RIGHTFUL SEX TO THEIR MEN, DESPITE HAVING MARRIED THEM ! THUS SEX BECOMES A RAPE-CRIME IN OR OUT OF MARRIAGE. A SEXUALLY ACTIVE MAN RARELY, IF EVER, DEVELOP PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT OR CANCER.
FOR EXAMPLE, THE FAMOUS FOUNDER OF WIKILEAKS, MR JULIAN ASSANGE IS BEING PROSECUTED FOR RAPE OF A PROSTITUTE WHOM HE PAID FOR SEX, BECAUSE AFTER HIS START, MIDWAY SHE REFUSED HIM TO DO MORE WHICH HE DIDN’T, AND SHE SLAPPED RAPE CASE ON HIM . IT IS DEFINED AS RAPE AGAINST HER FLIMSY DESIGNS OR WISHES, EVEN IN THE MOST LIBERAL AND PERMISSIVE NORWEGIAN COUNTRIES ! WHAT A RIDICULOUS PITY IT IS TO BE BORN AS A MALE THERE, WHERE WOMEN CAN EXERCISE THE WORST OF SUCH EMOTIONAL/SEXUAL CRUELTY ON THEIR MEN, LEGALLY.
A research study in UK on 1000s couples, proved that WITHOUT a satisfactory and regular bi-or-tri-weekly (if not daily), marital relations, eventually it creates prostate, diabetes, heart, brain strokes and other serious diseases in men (due to excessive accumulated but unreleased vital fluids in their body), and creates problems in women too. It creates many other psycho-somatic ailments in both partners. Their satisfactory mutual conjugal relationship also prevents them to stray out of marital fidelity; and boosts their health, domestic harmony, personality, efficiency and careers. Those who get regular, prompt, wholesome food (& sex) at home do not need nor prefer to “look elsewhere nor go out” to eat, nor starve. Otherwise, a frigid or calculating woman, black mailing her man on sexual denial to subjugate and dictate over him, can turn even the most virile man into an impotent/infidel man soon(like Clinton), and shortens his (and her own) life with diseases.
THEREFORE, CURSED ARE THOSE WOMEN/WIVES WHO ARE FRIGID OR DENY, TORTURE, BLACKMAIL OR PUNISH THEIR HUSBANDS OR LOVERS BY THEIR DELIBERATE, PLANNED AND SYSTEMATIC DENIAL OF THEIR LEGITIMATE, FREQUENT AND SATISFACTORY SEXUAL/MARITAL RIGHTS, OR ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO THEIR MEN, BEING TOO BUSY IN THEIR OWN CAREERS ETC., WHEN THEIR MEN NEED THEM FOR SEX. THEY ARE DIGGING THE GRAVES OF THEIR OWN, AND THEIR MEN’S CAREERS, FAMILIES AND MARITAL HAPPINESS, THUS THROWING THEM INTO THE OTHER WOMEN’S ARMS OR DISEASED SCANDULOUS HOOKER’S TRAPS. THIS I CALL THE MOST HENIOUS, UNPARDONABLE AND DELIBERATE CRIME OF WOMEN ON MEN ( OR OF MEN ON WOMEN ALSO, THOUGH RARELY SINCE FEMALE LIBIDO IS MUCH WEAKER THAN MALE’S). HENCE THE TITLE PARA OF THIS BLOG. IT IS LIKE HIS OWN “SHAKTI=POWER” DENYING HIM CONJUGATION, OR TRYING TO DESTROY LORD SHIVA! REGULAR, PERIODIC SEXUAL DISCHARGE ACTS AS A SAFETY VALVE FOR THE HEALTH OF BOTH GENDERS.
OTHER CAUSES OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT:
It is often seen that the real root causes, overlapping symptoms and dos and don’ts for all these three (and more) important diseases viz: heart, diabetes and prostate, are similar or many of them are the same. That is, the excess of alkalinity in our food, blood and body either from hereditary, diet or unhealthy life style. Those who consume excessive fats, oils, milk and its products( curd, butter, cheese, ghee-butter-oil, milk based sweets etc), carbohydrates( rice, white flour=maida and their products ), sugary foods and chilled beverages(even too much water), or even greens, or over-eat any diet suffer from these maladies eventually. Also those who take hard acids like excessive alcohol, tobacco, spices, chilies, strong coffee or tea, and allopathic drugs; or lead a sedentary life without proper regular exercise, or have these ailments in their hereditary genes by birth, often suffer from above three maladies eventually. Therefore, they and we all should always avoid their excess, and have daily some physical movement, gym, sport, swimming or Yoga, Pranayam(Breathing exercises) or even long walks in open clean ambience or nature. Excessive accumulation of blood cholesterol and fats or hard acids in the body creates many diseases like obesity and arthritis etc besides above three.
IT IS A SIN TO NOT TO TAKE ANY EXERCISE SO FAR WE ARE CONSUMING ANY NOURISHMENT, UNLESS ONE IS BED RIDDEN AND CAN NOT MOVE. AND THE PENALTIES ARE SEVERE BY NATURE. AND UNTILL ONE CAN DO IT, THE BEST EXERCISE IS SEX-ERCISE FOR A LONG AND HEALTHY LIFE ALSO . SEXUALLY ACTIVE MALES AND FEMALES OFTEN DONOT HAVE ABOVE AILMENTS. RIGHTLY IT IS SAID THAT “A PRETTY WIFE (DENYING SEX AND GIVING TENSIONS) AND A GOOD COOK (BOTH COULD BE IN ONE PERSON ALSO) IS THE BEST RECIPE FOR HAVING ABOVE DISEASES, SPECIALLY PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT” !! IN A NUTSHELL: EXCESSIVE FATS LEAD TO HEART/BRAIN STROKE, EXCESSIVE SWEET-SUGARY THINGS LEAD TO DIABETES, AND EXCESSIVE WATERY BEVERAGES AND FLUIDS CREATE PROSTATE GLAND ENLARGEMENT.
SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT BEYOND BENIGN BPH:
For most men, the frequent nightly bathroom runs may be the first sign of an enlarged prostate. Other symptoms may include: trouble starting a stream of urine, leaking, or dribbling. And, like grey hair on the head and body, an enlarged prostate is a natural by-product of getting older, doctors say. Trouble is, the nightly bathroom runs become more frequent — eventually edging their way into the daytime routine.”They can’t sit through a meeting, function, long drive or a plane flight without going for it,” says Kevin Slawin, MD, a professor of urology at Baylor School of Medicine in Houston. “It’s very annoying … and when they have to go, they really have to go at once.” Any delay and they wet their pants. Besides, it is very dangerous to delay, withhold or suppress the pressure of urine, since it rises again back to kidneys to create infection and stones there. Its another matter if you believe in the AUTO-URINE THERAPY, and drink from your own cistern without having to let it outside somewhere !
ENLARGED PROSTATE : SYMPTOMS AND CAUSES:
In men, urine flows from the bladder through the urethra. BPH is a benign (noncancerous) enlargement of the prostate that blocks the flow of urine through the urethra. The prostate cells gradually multiply, creating an enlargement that puts pressure on the urethra — the “chute” through which urine and semen exit the body. As the urethra narrows, the bladder has to contract more forcefully to push urine through the body. Due to ever feeling like urinating, some patients tie a urine bag concealed under their dress, attached to their penis to save embarrassment and distress to urinate whenever they feel like or have to, anywhere or any time out of their homes. And for their convenience, they also keep a 2 liter piss-pot near their beds at night, or in the cars during long drives or traffic jams, to avoid running and falling in the dark or on the road, whenever they feel an urge to urinate at once due to prostate.
Over time, the bladder muscle may gradually become stronger, thicker, and overly sensitive; it begins to contract even when it contains small amounts of urine, causing a need to urinate frequently. Eventually, the bladder muscle cannot overcome the effect of the narrowed urethra so urine remains in the bladder and it is not completely emptied. You may also feel aversion and impotency for sex due to your always feeling heavy in abdomen and feeling like urinating again and again. This may lead to erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation and inability to satisfy the sex partner in bed due to poor performance. Consequently, you may have to face his/her rejection, infidelity or divorce with derision in the society. Chronic constipation also aggravates prostate problem by putting the pressure of a full rectum on the prostate and urethra.
SOME SALIENT SYMPTOMS OF ENLARGED PROSTATE:
A weak, vertically down or slow urinary stream, A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, Difficulty and pain in starting urination, Frequent urination, Urgency to urinate immediately, Getting up frequently at night and running to loo to urinate, A urinary stream that starts and stops, Straining to urinate, Continued dribbling of urine, Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing and constant heaviness in abdomen due to accumulated or residual urine in the bladder. Often a stinking smelly urine after which you may feel weakened as if your vital energy is flowing out each time you pass urine, stiffness and pain in the lower back, hips and legs giving toddler’s or drunkard’s gait, prone to fall with inability to use stairs and imbalanced walk, Getting tired too soon on slight physical exertion are some of the symptoms of prostate enlargement. Complete aversion and inability to have sex or desire for it, in which desire to urinate replaces that of intercourse.
TIME TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT ENLARGED PROSTATE:
When the bladder does not empty completely, you become at risk for developing urinary tract infections. Other serious problems can also develop over time, including bladder stones, blood in the urine, incontinence, and acute urinary retention (an inability to urinate). A sudden and complete inability to urinate is a medical emergency; you should see your doctor immediately. In rare cases, bladder and/or kidney damage can develop from BPH. Most men put up with an enlarged prostate for months, even years, before seeing a doctor, says Slawin. “When they’re getting up several times a night, and have trouble falling asleep again, that’s when the Doctors come in the picture for diagnosis and treatment specific to your prostate problems.
You may first notice symptoms of BPH yourself, or your doctor may find that your prostate is enlarged during a routine checkup. When BPH is suspected, you may be referred to a urologist, a doctor who specializes in problems of the urinary tract and the male reproductive system. Several tests help the doctor identify the problem and decide whether surgery is needed or not. The tests vary from patient to patient, but the following are the most common.
DIGITAL RECTAL EXAMINATION (DRE):
This examination is usually the first test done. The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum and feels the part of the prostate next to the rectum. This examination gives the doctor a general idea of the size and condition of the gland.
PROSTATE-SPECIFIC ANTIGEN (PSA) BLOOD TEST:
To rule out cancer as a cause of urinary symptoms, your doctor may recommend a PSA blood test. PSA, a protein produced by prostate cells, is frequently present at elevated levels in the blood of men who have prostate cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a PSA test for use in conjunction with a digital rectal examination to help detect prostate cancer in men who are age 50 or older and for monitoring men with prostate cancer after treatment. However, much remains unknown about the interpretation of PSA levels, the test’s ability to discriminate cancer from benign prostate conditions, and the best course of action following a finding of elevated PSA.
A fact sheet titled “The Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) Test: Questions and Answers” can be found on the National Cancer Institute website at: www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/PSA.
RECTAL ULTRASOUND AND PROSTATE BIOPSY:
If there is a suspicion of prostate cancer, your doctor may recommend a test with rectal ultrasound. In this procedure, a probe inserted in the rectum directs sound waves at the prostate. The echo patterns of the sound waves form an image of the prostate gland on a display screen. To determine whether an abnormal-looking area is indeed a tumor, the doctor can use the probe and the ultrasound images to guide a biopsy needle to the suspected tumor. The needle collects a few pieces of prostate tissue for examination with a microscope.
URINE FLOW STUDY:
Your doctor may ask you to urinate into a special device that measures how quickly the urine is flowing. A reduced flow often suggests BPH.
In this examination, the doctor inserts a small tube through the opening of the urethra in the penis. This procedure is done after a solution numbs the inside of the penis so that all its sensation is lost temporarily. The tube, called a cystoscope, contains a lens and a light system that help the doctor see the inside of the urethra and the bladder. This test allows the doctor to determine the size of the gland and identify the location and degree of the obstruction.
TREATMENT OF PROSTATE ENLARGEMENT:
Men who have BPH with symptoms usually need some kind of treatment at some time. However, a number of researchers have questioned the need for early treatment when the gland is just mildly enlarged. The results of their studies indicate that early treatment may not be needed because the symptoms of BPH clear up without treatment in as many as one-third of all mild cases. Instead of immediate treatment, they suggest regular checkups to watch for early prostate enlargements and problems. If the condition begins to pose a danger to the patient’s health or causes a major inconvenience to him, treatment is usually recommended.
Since BPH can cause urinary tract infections, a doctor will usually clear up any infection with antibiotics before treating the BPH itself. Although the need for treatment is not usually urgent, doctors generally advise going ahead with treatment once the problems become bothersome or present a health risk.The following describes the types of treatment that are most commonly used for BPH.
Over the years, researchers have tried to find a way to shrink or at least stop the growth of the prostate without using surgery. The FDA has approved six drugs to relieve common symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. Finasteride (Proscar), FDA-approved in 1992, and dutasteride (Avodart), FDA-approved in 2001, inhibit production of the hormone DHT, which is involved with prostate enlargement. The use of either of these drugs can either prevent progression of growth of the prostate or actually shrink the prostate in some men.
The FDA also approved the drugs terazosin (Hytrin) in 1993, doxazosin (Cardura) in 1995, tamsulosin (Flomax) in 1997, and alfuzosin (Uroxatral) in 2003 for the treatment of BPH. All four drugs act by relaxing the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck to improve urine flow and to reduce bladder outlet obstruction. The four drugs belong to the class known as alpha blockers. Terazosin and doxazosin were developed first to treat high blood pressure. Tamsulosin and alfuzosin were developed specifically to treat BPH. URIMAX-500 is also recommended for good urine flow at night.
The Medical Therapy of Prostatic Symptoms (MTOPS) Trial, supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), recently found that using finasteride and doxazosin together is more effective than using either drug alone to relieve symptoms and prevent BPH progression. The two-drug regimen reduced the risk of BPH progression by 67 percent, compared with 39 percent for doxazosin alone and 34 percent for finasteride alone.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE THERAPY:
Because drug treatment is not effective in all cases, researchers in recent years have developed a number of following procedures that relieve BPH symptoms but are less invasive than conventional surgery:
TRANSURETHRAL MICROWAVE THERMOTHERAPY PRODEDURES: In 1996, the FDA approved a device that uses microwaves to heat and destroy excess prostate tissue. In the procedure called transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT), the device sends computer-regulated microwaves through a catheter to heat selected portions of the prostate to at least 111 degrees Fahrenheit. A cooling system protects the urinary tract during the procedure.The procedure takes about 1 hour and can be performed on an outpatient basis without general anesthesia. TUMT has not been reported to lead to erectile dysfunction or incontinence. Although microwave therapy does not cure BPH, it reduces urinary frequency, urgency, straining, and intermittent flow.
TRANSURETHRAL NEEDLE ABLATION:
In 1996, the FDA approved also the minimally invasive transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) system for the treatment of BPH. The TUNA system delivers low-level radiofrequency energy through twin needles to burn away a well-defined region of the enlarged prostate. Shields protect the urethra from heat damage. The TUNA system improves urine flow and relieves symptoms with fewer side effects when compared with transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). No incontinence or impotence has been observed.
It is a therapy that uses heated water to destroy excess tissue in the prostate. A catheter containing multiple shafts is positioned in the urethra so that a treatment balloon rests in the middle of the prostate. A computer controls the temperature of the water, which flows into the balloon and heats the surrounding prostate tissue. The system focuses the heat in a precise region of the prostate. Surrounding tissues in the urethra and bladderare protected. Destroyed tissue either escapes with urine through the urethra or is reabsorbed by the body. High-intensity focused ultrasound. The use of ultrasound waves to destroy prostate tissue is still undergoing clinical trials in the United States. The FDA has not yet approved high-intensity focused ultrasound.
Most doctors recommend removal of the enlarged part of the prostate as the best long-term solution for patients with BPH. With surgery for BPH, only the enlarged tissue that is pressing against the urethra is removed; the rest of the inside tissue and the outside capsule are left intact. Surgery usually relieves the obstruction and incomplete emptying caused by BPH. The following section describes the types of surgery that are used.
In this type of surgery, no external incision is needed. After giving anesthesia, the surgeon reaches the prostate by inserting an instrument through the urethra. Another surgical procedure is called transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP). Instead of removing tissue, as with TURP, this procedure widens the urethra by making a few small cuts in the bladder neck, where the urethra joins the bladder, and in the prostate gland itself. Although some people believe that TUIP gives the same relief as TURP with less risk of side effects such as retrograde ejaculation, its advantages and long-term side effects have not been clearly established.
In the few cases when a transurethral procedure cannot be used, open surgery, which requires an external incision, may be used. Open surgery is often done when the gland is greatly enlarged, when there are complicating factors, or when the bladder has been damaged and needs to be repaired. The location of the enlargement within the gland and the patient’s general health help the surgeon decide which of the three open procedures to use. This is a VERY DELICATE METHOD and can develop many lifelong complications and infections in the post operative period.
In March 1996, the FDA approved a surgical procedure that employs side-firing laser fibers and Nd: YAG lasers to vaporize obstructing prostate tissue. The doctor passes the laser fiber through the urethra into the prostate using a cystoscope and then delivers several bursts of energy lasting 30 to 60 seconds. The laser energy destroys prostate tissue and causes shrinkage. As with TURP, laser surgery requires anesthesia and a hospital stay. One advantage of laser surgery over TURP is that laser surgery causes little blood loss AND IS KNOWN AS TOASTING THE PROSTATE. Laser surgery also allows for a quicker recovery time. But laser surgery may not be effective on larger prostates. The long-term effectiveness of laser surgery is not known. Newer procedures that use laser technology can be performed on an outpatient basis.
PHOTOELECTIVE VAPORISATION OF PROSTATE (PVP):
PVP uses a high-energy laser to destroy prostate tissue and seal the treated area. INTERSTITIAL LASER COAGULATION. Unlike other laser procedures, interstitial laser coagulation places the tip of the fiber optic probe directly into the prostate tissue to destroy it.
In some cases, a tiny metal coil called a stent can be inserted in the urethra to widen it and keep it open. Stenting is done on an outpatient basis under local or spinal anesthesia. Usually, stents are only for men who are unwilling or unable to take medications — or who are reluctant or unable to have surgery. The majority of doctors don’t consider stents a good option for most men.
There could be serious side effects, and some men find that stents don’t improve their symptoms. Sometimes a stent shifts position, which can worsen the symptoms. In some cases, men experience painful urination or have frequent urinary tract infections. Stents are expensive, and there can be difficulty in removing them.
Sexual Function After Surgery:
Many men worry about whether surgery for BPH will affect their ability to enjoy sex. Some sources state that sexual function is rarely affected, while others claim that it can cause problems in up to 30 percent of cases. However, most doctors say that even though it takes awhile for sexual function to return fully, with time, most men are able to enjoy sex again.
Complete recovery of sexual function MAY TAKE UPTO 1 YEAR, lagging behind a person’s general recovery. The exact length of time depends on how long after symptoms appeared that BPH surgery was done and on the
type of surgery. Following is a summary of how surgery is likely to affect the following aspects of sexual function:
Most doctors agree that if you were able to maintain an erection shortly before surgery, you will probably be able to have erections afterward also. Surgery rarely causes a loss of erectile function. However, surgery cannot usually restore function that was lost before the operation.
EJACULATION & POST-OPPERATIVE STERILITY:
Although most men are able to continue having erections after surgery, a prostate procedure frequently makes them sterile (unable to father children) by causing a condition called RETROGRADE EJACULATION OR DRY CLIMAX WITHOUT DISCHARGE OF SEMEN OUT OF PENIS.
During sexual activity, sperm from the testes enters the urethra near the opening of the bladder. Normally, a muscle blocks off the entrance to the bladder, and the semen is expelled down through the penis. However, the coring action of prostate surgery cuts this muscle as it widens the neck of the bladder. Following surgery, the semen takes the path of least resistance and enters the wider opening to the bladder rather than being expelled through the penis. Later it is harmlessly flushed out with urine from the bladder. In some cases, this condition can be treated with a drug called pseudoephedrine, found in many cold medicines, or imipramine. These drugs improve muscle tone at the bladder neck and keep semen from entering the bladder.
Most men find little or no difference in the sensation of orgasm, or sexual climax, before and after surgery. Although it may take some time to get used to retrograde ejaculation, you should eventually find sex as pleasurable after surgery as before. Many people who have found that concerns about sexual function can interfere with sex as much as the operation itself, require counseling.
AYURVEDIC TREATMENT OF PROSTATE:
There are specific medicines and treatments in the ancient Indian Ayurvedic (herbal) medicines to cure prostate problems for shrinking its size and frequency of urination. Fortege and Bangshil tablets of Alarsin company having about 25 different herbal ingredients in each, or URL-BPH capsules of Vasu Labs, taken one of each at night only, often helps. But in excess it will aggravate the same symptoms by high acidity, burning urethra and frequent but copious urination, that they create.
OTHER HERBAL THERAPIES FOR PROSTATE: A WORD OF CAUTION:
Several herbal supplements are marketed for enlarged prostates. Saw palmetto, beta-sitosterol, and pygeum are all are widely used in Europe. They are available in the U.S. and don’t require a prescription.
However, researchers and doctors are cautious about advising patients to try herbal supplements. Because they are not FDA-regulated, there are concerns about a product’s quality from batch to batch, according to the NIH’s Office of Dietary Supplements. Also, the safety of an herbal product depends on many things — the chemical makeup, how it works in the body, how it is prepared, and the dosage.
One should take only herbal medicines of reputed well advertised Brand Companies, which are well tested by the manufacturers, have passed quality controls of the government’s drug department, have ingredients printed on them, and with a cash memo on their purchase, and after recommendation of your Herbal doctors or Vaids. Often substandard and cheap, such medicines made under unhygienic conditions offering heavy discounts on purchase to their dealers, can do more harm than good.
After long research and many years of experiments I found that, though one should always face South-west direction to face while sitting/standing for long periods, but for resting and sleeping horizontally, one should rest only on the direction which is 15 degrees off North-west towards North during 3 pm to 3 am by keeping our pillow/head towards it. However, we should rest only on 15 degrees off South-west towards West during 3 am to 3 pm. According to my Metaphysical research, the Sun is ascending (UTTARAYAN) with its increasing acidity in the world from 3 am to 3 pm daily. Hence we should balance its acidity by resting on the mildly alkaline direction of Moon as above. But the Sun becomes descendent (DAKSHINAYAN) again from 3 pm to 3 am (thereby letting Moon’s alkalinity in the world to dominate) daily. To balance it off we should use for rest, with head/pillow upon above acidic direction daily. We should use some good quality compass to determine and use above directions correctly without any deviation. This may give great relief from running to bathroom at night.
THIS PROBLEM OF FREQUENT URINATION OCCURES IN THE EXCESS OF BOTH ALKALINITY AND ACIDITY IN OUR DIET, BLOOD AND BODY, AND THE WORLD). It gives relief without any elaborate diagnosis, surgery and medicines, from not only prostate, but also heart and diabetic problems if one has them. Any other direction if used for sitting/facing or resting head upon, will aggravate prostate problems.
ALSO, SINCE PROSTATE DISEASE SEEMS A WATER BORNE DISEASE, WE SHOULD NOT TAKE EXCESSIVE WATER OR LIQUIDS. WE MAY DRINK 2-3 LITERS OF WATER FROM 4AM TO SUNSET BUT AFTER THAT WE SHOULD DRASTICALLY CUT WATER INTAKE TO MINIMUM OR NIL. THIS MAY HELP FREQUENT URINATION AT NIGHT, DISTURBING OUR SLEEP.
LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE NUMBER OF MOMENTS THAT TOOK OUR BREATH AWAY.
Q: WHY DO WOMEN LIVE A BETTER, LONGER AND PEACEFUL LIFE THAN MEN DO?
A: BECAUSE THEY DO NOT HAVE TO PUT UP WITH A WIFE TO LIVE WITH !