​PROSTATE HEALTH

INTRODUCTION

Prostate Health: plays a key role in reproduction. Although it’s the testicles that produce sperm, the prostate (along with tiny neighboring organs called seminal vesicles) helps produce semen—the viscous fluid in which sperm travel.

​PROSTATE HEALTH

The prostate is a soft, small organ. It is roughly the size of a walnut or a ping-pong ball on average. It usually weighs around 1 ounce (30 grammes) and is soft and smooth to the touch. The prostate is located deep within the pelvic cavity, between the penis and the bladder. By inserting a finger into the rectum and pressing toward the front of the body, the prostate gland can be felt.

The urethra, a tube that drains urine and sperm, passes through the prostate. Prostate problems can affect urine flow because the prostate surrounds this tube. This organ is a part of the male reproductive anatomy. The penis, scrotum, and testes are also included.

SYMPTOMS

Prostate conditions often cause problems with urination or bladder control. These may include the following:

  • Poor bladder control​, including frequent bathroom visits
  • Urinary urgency, sometimes with only a small amount of urine
  • Difficulty starting the urine stream​, or stopping and starting the stream while urinating
  • A weak or thin urine stream

Prostate problems can also cause problems with sexual function, urinary tract infections, bladder stones, or in extreme cases, failure. If a person is unable to urinate at all, they should seek medical attention immediately.

A person should see their doctor if they notice any of the following symptoms Trusted Source:

  • Pain while urinating or after ejaculation
  • Pain in the penis, scrotum, or the area between the scrotum and anus
  • Blood in the urine
  • Severe discomfort in the abdomen
  • A weak urine stream or dribbling at the end of urinating
  • Fever, chills, or body aches
  • Trouble controlling the bladder, such as stopping or delaying urination
  • Inability to empty the bladder completely
  • Urine with an unusual odor or color

​WHAT CAUSES THE DISEASE? THE DISEASE?

Illustration of stages of Prostate Cancer.

Unfortunately, most men will develop a prostate problem at some point in their lives. Prostatitis, BPH, and cancer are the three most common causes of prostate problems.

Prostatitis is defined as an inflamed prostate. Acute prostatitis and chronic prostatitis are the two main types. Acute prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection and results in the sudden onset of painful urination, a small stream, and frequently fever and chills. Chronic prostatitis, also known as chronic pelvic pain syndrome, is a more nebulous condition. Its symptoms include persistent or recurring pelvic pain, urination pain or burning, an increased urge to urinate, difficulty emptying their bladders, and/or painful ejaculation.

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men. It affects approximately 1 in every 8 males during their lifetime. The average age of diagnosis for prostate cancer is 66. People can choose whether to have a prostate cancer screening based on their age and risk factors, but they should be aware of the risks of testing ahead of time.

​CURRENT TREATMENTS TREATMENTS

​Type of prostate exams

​Explanation

Digital rectal examination

​During this exam, the doctor inserts a finger into the rectum and feels the prostate to detect lumps, nodules, and signs of cancer.

Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)

Blood tests can assess the levels of this PSA. High levels indicate an increased risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate biopsy

​If a doctor suspects cancer, they can take a small sample of prostate tissue for testing. To do this, they insert a needle into the prostate via the rectum.

Prostate ultrasound

Doctors may refer to this as a transrectal ultrasound. During the procedure, the medical professional inserts a probe into the rectum, positioning it close to the prostate. Doctors usually carry out biopsies with guidance from an ultrasound.

Prostate MRI

​This can show prostate anatomy in great detail, including identifying areas suspicious for cancer. New technology allows targeting of these areas through an MRI-ultrasound fusion biopsy.

WHAT WE OFFER? OFFER?

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CELLULAR THERAPY - SCITRON  SCITRON 

Scitron is a Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs), derived from human umbilical cords. Upon treatment, the cultured cells are injected intramuscularly / intravenously into the patient. The cells are characterized by low immunogenicity. Hence, it is very safe, tolerable and free of side effects.

BENEFITS OF OUR TREATMENTS? OUR TREATMENTS?

​CELLULAR THERAPY

​​Improve bodies’ natural healing abilities

​Modulate the immune system

​​Locate and reduce areas of inflammation

​​Replace damaged and diseased cells

HOW IT WORKS? WORKS?

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Shows Bone marrow-derived MSCs promote prostate cancer growth and metastasis.

Model depicting putative potential mechanisms underlying primary prostate cancer progression via mescenchymal cell (MSC) recruitment and bone metastasis. Cancer cells secrete CXCL16, which attracts MSCs to tumour sites.

​Tumor-derived CXCL16 binds to its receptor, CXCR6, on MSCs, activating signal transduction and causing MSCs to differentiate into cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs), which secrete high levels of CXCL12. CXCL12 promotes proliferating cancer cells’ malignant transformation to an epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT). In prostate cancer cells, EMT increases CXCR4 expression. The expression of CXCR4 promotes metastasis.​

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​During your consultation, we will: we will:

Review your medical history & recent evaluations

Explore what your treatment package might look like​

Answer any questions you have about us

Answer any questions you have about the therapies

Discuss practical next steps, ​if you feel we can effectively treat you

Review your medical history & recent evaluations

Explore what your treatment package might look like​

Answer any questions you have about us

Answer any questions you have about the therapies

Discuss practical next steps,
​if you feel we can effectively treat you