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The Whole Life Prostate Book: Everything That Every Man-at Every Age-Needs to Know About Maintaining Optimal Prostate Health

The Whole Life Prostate Book: Everything That Every Man-at Every Age-Needs to Know About Maintaining Optimal Prostate Health [Kindle Edition]

Carter , Gerald Secor Couzens

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MEN TODAY face a growing health crisis. More than twenty million nationwide are affected by a prostate health issue, and more than two hundred thousand are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. Many of these problems are preventable because they are related to the chronic diseases of age associated with poor health choices. Dr. H. Ballentine Carter is a preeminent expert in the diagnosis and management of prostate disease, and he believes that it’s never too late—or too early—to make important changes to improve and maintain overall prostate health. Dr. Carter provides men of all ages the one resource that details what needs to be done when in crisis, but more important, he supplies crucial advice about how to prevent a prostate crisis from ever occurring.

Whether a man is in his twenties, thirties, or sixties, he is one day closer to being told he has a prostate problem. But positive lifestyle changes that incorporate diet, exercise, and health maintenance can significantly lower those odds. Dr. Carter shows you how in this comprehensive and authoritative guide, The Whole Life Prostate Book. With wisdom gleaned from his many years in the field, Dr. Carter cuts through the overwhelming amount of information—and misinformation—on the topic, arming men with the knowledge they need to make the best decisions about prevention, testing, and treatment. In clear language, he explains how to read test results and outlines the management options available for lower urinary tract symptoms; inflammation of the prostate; and management strategies for prostate cancer, including no immediate treatment—an approach pioneered by Dr. Carter himself that’s designed to preserve quality of life.

Filled with simple and nutritious recipes, easy-to-follow workout routines, and a straightforward approach to demystifying the complex medical jargon of prostate disease, The Whole Life Prostate Book is an empowering manual for maintaining optimal health throughout a man’s life.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 497 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1451621221
  • Publisher: Free Press; 1 edition (5 Jun 2012)
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  • Language: English
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The essential guide to health for an overlooked, but vital, gland 7 Jun 2012
By Steve Proctor - Published on
The prostate is a much-neglected organ among men. It is the source of great pleasure, and a vital part of the reproductive system. It is also a place where a great many men develop cancer. The factors that contribute to health and disease in this gland are many. But despite the importance of this deceptively small bit of anatomy, men do so little to keep it in top health. Most men are oblivious to what leads to good prostate health, and what can lead to prostate disease. For example, did you know that the wrong kind of bicycle seat can damage your prostate?

That's where this book steps in. It's a completely straightforward, no-nonsense guide to keeping your prostate in top health, all the time. Whether you are a young man or a venerable senior, the exercises, diet, and lifestyle information will help keep that vital gland in good shape.

This is one of those books that will be so useful to people who have begun the unnecessary decline wrongly associated with aging in our culture. (Get Fit in Bed: Tone Your Body & Calm Your Mind from the Comfort of Your Bed is another such book -- great if you've been "knocked down" by aging.) Even if you are in the "fixing the damage" stage rather than the prevention stage, you will find this book very helpful.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know in one place 3 Nov 2012
By Uncle Pie - Published on
Using the internet to get educated about prostate issues is a frustrating experience. On one side, you have sites which are clearly pseudo science quackery and on the other side you have scientific papers which require a background in medicine and statistics to comprehend. The few useful sites, like Dr. Catalona's, are few and far between. Your primary care doctor will refer your questions to your urologist, and your urologist won't have the time to educate you properly. Dr. Carter, a leading urologist at Johns Hopkins, has taken the time to put in one volume a clear, well organized and very complete presentation of every aspect of mens' urologic health. To his credit, Dr. Carter includes lifestyle and dietary measures which can be taken to prevent prostate disease. "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure": it's unusual to see a physician and surgeon offer this information, as doctors are compensated to treat disease, but not to prevent it. Dr. Carter goes though every possible issue that can arise in a man's genito-urinary tract, ranging from "overactive bladder" to prostate cancer, and describes in detail every possible treatment and the pros and cons of each. Even though the author has performed thousands of prostatectomies, he states unequivocally that prostate cancer is highly over treated in this country and explains how "active surveillance", a program he pioneered at Johns Hopkins, can be the best choice for many. The alphabet soup of acronyms you will encounter on this subject are fully decoded, and all the various procedures, their outcomes and their side effects, are fully described. About one man in six will be told at some point in his life that he has prostate cancer. This is often done in a way to terrify you, and motivate you to seek surgery or radiation ASAP for a condition that may never become a problem. Large investments have been made in the costly daVinci surgical "robots", which, like the Minotaur of Greek mythology, must be fed a diet of human flesh for their owners to "make the numbers". Urologists are quick to tell you that something like 28,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year, but they are just giving you the numerator of a fraction. What is the denominator? 28,000 out of how many? About 1,320,000 men in America will die of all causes this year, so only 2.1% of these deaths will be from prostate cancer. In other words, you are about 47 times more likely to die of some cause other than prostate cancer. In conclusion, IF YOUR DOCTOR HAS REFERRED YOU TO A UROLOGIST FOR ANY REASON, YOU NEED THIS BOOK. This book will help you to know what questions to ask.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must for prostate treatment 29 July 2012
By Al - Published on
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This book is the most update so far and quite informative for all ages of men. I've been able to decide how to handle my prostate cancer with the help of this book. It takes time to read, but is a must for most prostate cancer men.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone that is or knows a man! 25 Nov 2012
By Jillian - Published on
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This book steps back to take a look at how to reduce your chances of ever being told you or someone you love has cancer AND how fast you must act to get the best outcome possible. There are a TON of internet resources, clinical settings and books on this topic. Urologists (all of them are surgeons) usually suggest surgery. Radiologist offer radiation. Oncologist offer hormone and chemotherapy options. There are so many choices with this type of cancer because there is not ONE single great choice. Each person must decide what they can accept or live with and make the best choice. The notion of eww eww it is cancer, get it out of me or can you live with this disease as though you had diabetes seems to be a big obstacle for many. All sources seem to agree (even the quackery sites and books) that diet and exercise play a key role in reducing the risk, growth and spread of prostate cancer. After scouring the internet and book options I opted for this one to bring all the information together in one place that we could review to make sensible, nonFEAR based decisions about healthcare choices. I highly suggest everyone read this book. As a side note, July 19, 2012 New Englad Journal of Medicine article suggests there may be little benefit to surgery for most men with prostate cancer that were studied in this report. Since this book was published prior to that date, consider whether or not you fall into the group that will truly benefit when making your choices.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good basic primer 22 April 2013
By Francis Xavier - Published on
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Good basic information from a standard western medical perspecitve for the not so-well informed reader. Unfortunatley, well researched complementary medicine perspecitves were hardley even mentioned.
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