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Do you or someone you know suffer from prostate issues?? Give my office a call at 316-945-0075 and let me show how you how I can help!

Do you or someone you know suffer from prostate issues?? Give my office a call at 316-945-0075 and let me show how you how I can help!



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Prostate Prostate Presentation Transcript

  • Prostate
  • What is a prostate?
    The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system. It is shaped like a walnut and is about 1.2 inches across. One of its functions is to make part of semen, the fluid produced during ejaculation. This fluid also keeps sperm healthy for fertilization.
    Hormones also keep the sperm healthy.
    Without it there is no reproduction. As men get older the hormone levels change and get lower.
  • Common Prostate Disorders
    Chronic Prostatitis – Inflammation or swelling of the prostate. It begins gradually and lingers for more than a couple of weeks. It can be caused by several different health conditions and infections and can affect adult men of all ages.
    Enlarged Prostate (BPH)- At birth the prostate is tiny. During puberty the prostate doubles in size by the age of 20. When reaching 40 the prostate goes through a second growth spurt.
  • Statistics
    Prior to a man’s 59th birthday 1 in 2 men will suffer from BPH. This raises to 9 out of 10 men by the age of 85.
    Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest diseases among men. Also being the most common non-skin cancer in America. In 2005 alone, over 232,000 men were diagnosed and over 30,000 deaths were reported.
  • Symptoms of prostate trouble
    Erectile Dysfunction
    Frequent urination, especially at night
    Inability to urinate
    Trouble starting or holding back urination
    A weak or interrupted urine flow
    Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or thighs
  • Medical Treaments
    Heat Treatments
    TURP Surgery
    Open Surgery
    Laser Surgery
    Lifestyle Changes
  • Nutritional treaments
    Diet- no pop, tea, or coffee.
    Increase your zinc intake such as pumpkin seeds which have a high zinc content. By altering steroid hormone metabolism, zinc can reduce prostate enlargement.
    Lycopene (found in tomato-based foods) is a antioxidant used to help prevent prostate cancer but may also reduce existing tumor size.
    Prostate support supplements
  • Prostate Cancer Detection
    Blood Tests- PSA
    Urine Test- Used to check for blood , kidney or bladder abnormalities.
    After receiving those results a digital rectal exam would be performed to check the size and condition of the prostate.
    Prostate tissue biopsy
  • Digital Rectal Exam
  • Chiropractic Recommendations
    Physical Exam
    Laboratory Testing with PSA
    Lumbar spinal x-rays – further radiological studies such as MRI or CAT Scan if exam indicates.
    If results indicate – referral to urologist for possible tissue biopsy
    If a malignancy is ruled out then conservative chiropractic care would be indicated.
  • Recommendations cont.
    Chiropractic adjustment to improve nerve flow to the prostate.
    Prostate massage would be performed
    Dietary instructions
    Nutritional instructions
    Lifestyle changes such as sitting on hard surfaces, riding bicycle, tractors, semi truck, etc.
    Manage bowel function to reduce constipation or diarrhea
    Increase Exercise
    Drink more water
  • Insurance
    Most insurance plans (including Medicare) cover spinal manipulations by Chiropractic Physicians. The prostate massage isincluded with the spinal manipulation.
    Help educate men on the value of prevention as well as treatment of Prostate Cancer.