• Dr. Ramani Recommends

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    • Men above the age of 50 years must get a PSA blood test as well as a prostate examination once a year.

    MYTH: If I have prostate cancer, I will have some difficulty in urination.
    REALITY: Patients with prostate cancer have no symptoms at all

     

    • Men and Women above the age of 50 years must get an abdominal sonography and a health check up once a year.
    • Any blood in the urine must not be ignored.  Any abdominal pain/discomfort or new lumps must not be ignored.
    • Drink at least 6-8 glasses of water daily.  Avoid deep fried food, smoking and limit alcoholic beverages to bare minimum.  Participate in regular exercise.walking is best. Limit your calorie intake. Excess calories are bad for cancer growth.
    • Heart healthy is Prostrate healthy.  Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer, even in men with Prostrate cancer.
    • Reduce animal fat in your diet. Studies show that excess fat, primarily red meat and high-fat dairy stimulates prostate cancer to grow.  Significantlyincrease your fresh fruit, herb and vegetable consumption daily.  Powerful anticancer nutrients are being discovered regularly in colorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, leafy green vegetables, nuts, berries and seeds.
    • Avoid high calcium diets, which have been shown to stimulate prostate cancer growth.
    • Take a multivitamin with B complex and folic acid daily.  Increase your natural Vitamin C consumption: this includes citrus, berries, spinach, cantaloupe, sweet peppers and mango.
    • Drink green tea several time each week.
    • Avoid excess preserved, picled and salted foods.
    • Cruciferous vegetables are cancer protective.These include Cabbage, Broccoli and cauliflower.
    • Tomatoes and specially tomato products are very high in lucopene, a powerful anticancer substance. This includes pizza sauce, tomato paste and ketchup.
    • Use olive-oil, which is very healthy and rich in vitamin E and antioxidants. Avocado oil is also good.  Avoid oils in high in polyunsaturated fats such as corn, canola, or soybean.