Yoga might be the answer to prostate cancer in men

Yoga might be the answer to prostate cancer in men

December 7, 2015

In men, the commonest cause for morbidity after lung cancer is prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can give rise to a host of other complaints like erectile dysfunction as well as urinary incontinence in addition to the burden of the cancer and its metastasis. Studies have shown that yoga is actually a sequence of physical postures performed synchronously with mental relaxation. Hence, it gives a complete feeling of meditation. There is over all a ‘feel good factor’ experienced by a person immediately after a session of yoga. There is improvement in the mental health as well. Yoga also helps one focus on the breath. There is an inner sense of wellbeing and hence doctors are now suggesting that one should continue yoga along with radiation therapy. Euromedic Healthcare centers in Germany fully endorse this new therapy for all the patients suffering from cancer.

How does yoga help beat cancer?

Yoga was taught to participants of a study by an instructor so that there are no faulty moves. Results of the study conducted amongst men who suffered from prostate cancer and continued yoga regularly for few months were astonishing!! There was minimal disturbance in health due to the radiation therapy which otherwise would have caused profound weakness along with urinary complaints and erectile dysfunction. Patients who continued yoga were much more comfortable and healthy. They also had a feeling of achieving good health as yoga done in groups helped them boost their lost confidence. The scientific explanation that was given by experts was that after doing yoga for a considerable time there was strengthening of pelvic floor muscles as well as improved blood supply to the pelvic region. Hence, the urinary disturbance as well as the erectile dysfunction both improved.

How we can help

Earlier only females were seen opting for yoga. There have been several studies which mention the benefits of yoga in women who are suffering from breast cancer and also in people who have arthritis. Medical experts of prostate cancer at Euromedic Healthcare in Germany completely understand how patients with cancer are always keen to try all possible alternative therapies along with mainstream medicine. Yoga is beneficial for overall health. Our surgeons and oncologists share the belief that good health, irrespective of the source is welcome. We ensure that our patients do not miss out on any new, safe therapy that can help them and their loved ones move towards a healthier, happier, cancer-free life.

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