PROSTATE CANCER

Before you start reading, please see our introductory July BLOG as the background behind this article.

There are quite a few fearful ideas regarding Prostate Cancer. First we’ll look at some of the most often quoted:

1:  Only elderly men get prostate cancer….

No: Although this condition rarely occurs in men under 40, it can happen. If you are  concerned about possible symptoms, contact SoundWaves Health Clinic for a safe, non-invasive test.  We specialize in early cancer detection!

2:  A high PSA score is proof of prostate cancer….

No: It’s a well-known fact that e.g. an inflamed prostate can raise the numbers.

3:  If you contract prostate cancer, it means a death sentence ….

No: Many men with prostate cancer live to a ripe old age – or eventually die of some other cause.  SoundWaves Health Clinic can assess whether it is indeed cancer (or some other condition like prostatitis) and treat it!

4: After diagnosis you must start radical treatment as soon as possible….

No: You must not be rushed into this. If it truly is cancer, then it could be at an early stage and progressing very slowly.  If  you are at a very advanced age, or have other illnesses compromising your health, rushing into conventional therapy could be risky.

SoundWaves Health Clinic offers safe, non-invasive, natural therapy, followed up by regular check-ups. Our scan differentiates very clearly between cancer and other prostate problems.

5: Prostate cancer ruins your sex life and causes urine leakage….

No – though conventional cancer treatments (radiation, chemo/hormone therapy, surgery) can affect your sex life, e.g. causing erectile dysfunction and leaking urine.  At SoundWaves Health Clinic  we have the frequencies to help you with these complications. Talk to us!

 

PSA Levels

What is PSA?

Prostate-specific antigen: a protein produced by normal, as well as malignant, cells of the prostate gland. Although the medical profession mostly views the PSA number as a yard-stick for diagnosing Prostate cancer, many of them are starting to realize that the PSA level is not a good indicator of prostate cancer.

It is particularly important to understand that there can be many other reasons for a raised PSA level besides prostate cancer:

  1. Aging

Without ever experiencing any prostate problems, your PSA level can go up as you age. “At age 40, a PSA of 2.5 is the normal limit,” says John Milner MD, a urologist in the Chicago area. “By age 60, the limit is up to 4.5; by age 70, a PSA of 6.5 could be considered normal”.

  1. Prostatitis

Prostatitis is swelling and inflammation of the prostate gland. The prostate gland produces fluid (semen) that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostatitis often causes painful or difficult urination.

It is also the most common prostate problem for men under 50!

“The PSA test is a …. screening tool for prostate cancer, but it is not very specific,” says Erik P. Castle MD, a urologist and researcher at the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona. “Common causes of inflammation in the gland, called prostatitis, can cause high PSA levels.” (Italics added – Ed.)

SoundWaves Health Clinic uses Frequencies to diagnose and treat men suffering from Prostatitis and other related problems.

  1. Medical Procedures

“Anything that traumatically interferes with the architecture around the prostate gland can make PSA go up,” says Dr Milner. “One of the most common causes of significantly high PSA from this type of trauma is the placing of a catheter into the bladder.”

Even a prostate or bladder exam by scope or biopsy, can cause a raised PSA reading.

Fortunately, men don’t have to suffer such indignities at SoundWaves Health Clinic!

  1. BPH In Men Over 50

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostate gland, but it’s not prostate cancer. “BPH means more cells, so that means more cells making PSA,” explains Dr Castle.

BPH is the most common prostate problem in men over age 50. It may not necessarily need treatment unless it’s causing frequent or difficult urination.

  1. Urinary Tract Infection

“Any infection near the prostate gland, including a urinary tract infection, can irritate and inflame prostate cells and cause PSA to go up,” says Dr Milner. (Italics added -Ed.)

Having BPH increases the risk for urinary tract infection caused by bacteria.

At SoundWaves Health Clinic we deal with all of the above – naturally.

Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Inflammation of the prostate
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diet high in fat, dairy, red processed meats
  • High levels of testosterone

Most common Symptoms

Urinary changes i.e.

  1. Urinating more often
  2. The need to go intensifies
  3. Feels like the bladder is not emptying completely
  4. Painful urination
  • Blood in urine/semen
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Weight loss
  • Tiredness
  • Weakness/numbness in the extremities
  • Loss of bladder/bowel control
  • Anemia
  • Painful bones – especially back, hips, thighs, neck

Can I prevent Prostate Cancer?

A healthy immune system is your best defence. A weak immune system is a major cause for any cancer. And when cancer does occur, the immune system becomes even more compromised.

The Harvard Medical School suggests the following general guidelines toward keeping your immune system strong and healthy:

  • Don’t smoke.
  • Eat a diet high in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low in saturated fat.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Control your blood pressure.
  • Use alcohol strictly in moderation.
  • Get adequate sleep.

Best news of all:  At SoundWaves Health Clinic we can boost your immune system!

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