In 2008, the United States Services Task Force (USSTF) recommended discontinuing routine prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood testing to evaluate prostate health for men. (PSA is a protein produced by cells of the prostate gland and the PSA test measures the level of PSA in a man’s blood.) The thinking was that what happens in the
Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 32 seconds According to Ayurveda, the prostate is a pitta organ, which means it is prone to inflammation. Other pitta organs on the body are the skin, eyes, liver, stomach and the small intestines. Ayurveda says that if you eat a lot of hot or spicy foods, pitta can
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While men are lining up to get their testosterone injections, few doctors are testing their estrogen levels. Men with even slightly elevated estrogen levels double their risk of stroke, have increased risk of coronary artery disease (1), benign prostatic hypertrophy, and prostate cancer (2). As it turns out, it is incomplete to test only for
In Ayurveda this imbalance is classified as an imbalance of one of the three vital parts. These are head (sira), heart (hrydara) and pelvis (vasti). This disorder of the pelvis (vasti) is further classified into a type of disorder called Udavarta which means the reverse direction of vata. More specifically, the apana vata in the