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Prostate Problems
What is it?
The prostate gland at the neck of a man’s bladder. Through the middle of it runs the urethra, which passes urine from the bladder to the penis. In men over 50, the prostate gland often grows to the size of an apple, upsetting the flow of urine. Sometimes he finds it difficult and painful to urinate particularly during the day. An enlarged prostate may also develop malignant growths. A doctor should be seen so that routine urine and blood tests can be taken. Inflammation of the prostate gland, or prostatitis, normally occurs in younger men, causing pain in the lower abdomen, back, tecticles, or the area between the scrotum and the anus. Urine may be cloudy, bloody or smelly. Prostatitis is caused by infection, which is sometimes sexually transmitted.
Symptoms:
Bladder problems, pain in the lower abdomen, back or tecticles, incontinence, inflammation and cloudy, bloody, smelly urine.
Conventional Practice:
Older men with an enlarged prostate often benefit from an operation allowing urine to pass more freely. In cases of prostatitis doctors will prescribe a course of antibiotics, which could last for several weeks.
Alternative Treatments:
  Acupuncture
  An ancient Chinese therapy, patients are treated by sticking needles into their skin at particular points. These acupuncture points lie along invisible energy channels called meridians. The needles are said to unblock a flow of energy (called Qi) through the meridians. More Info
  Herbal Medicine
  The medicinal use of herbs is said to be as old as mankind itself. Tribes still use their traditional knowledge of plant and their healing properties passed on from generation to generation. The armies of slave workers who laboured to build the Egyptian pyramids took a daily ration of garlic to ward off the pestilential fevers and infections that were rife at the time. More Info
  Naturopathy
  Naturopathy has concentrated on helping the body to cure itself. It aims to do this by means of various therapies, chiropractic, diets and dieting, exercise, hydrotherapy, massage, osteopathy, relaxation and breathing, and yoga. It also encourages people to think positively in terms of good health. More Info
  Moxibustion
  Moxibustion is a way of applying heat locally to regulate; tone and supplement of the bodys flow of Qi (vital energy), and has been found especially useful for relieving post-operative pain and for conditions such as arthritis. More Info
   



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