The kidneys are responsible for a number of bodily functions, including but not limited to: filtering waste, maintaining fluid and electrolyte balance, and producing hormones to regulate red blood cell production.
Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet can do a number of things for your body and mind. To start, eating healthy can lower your risk of developing heart disease, certain cancers, and diabetes. A balanced, nutritious meal may also help keep your mind sharp and enhance your immune system’s ability to fight off infections.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating certain urological cancers, our team at Affiliated Urologists provides nothing but the best patient care. The prognosis for bladder cancer, among other urological cancers, can change from good to poor pretty quickly depending on the stage and grade of cancer.
Last week, we wrote about lycopene-rich foods lowering a person’s risk of developing kidney cancer, for women especially. This week, we’re going to dial it back a bit and discuss the beginning stages of kidney cancer and what may or may not be considered a sign or symptom of this cancer.
Who would have thought tomatoes, of all foods, could lower a person’s risk of kidney cancer? According to a long-term study conducted by the Women’s Health Initiative, women who ate tomatoes and other lycopene-containing foods lowered their risk of developing kidney cancer by 45 percent.
At Affiliated Urologists, we put a major emphasis on patient safety and efficacy. We take care of our patients as if they were family, which is why when it comes to treating serious health conditions like prostate cancer, we provide nothing but the best care throughout the patient’s difficult journey.