The patients who are suffering from cancer are increasing day by day. The terminal illness has no complete cure, but some therapies might reduce the effect. However, the treatment for cancer might increase the side effects on the patient, particularly in prostate cancer cases. To cure those Cancer side effects, Yoga is very much helpful.
The practice of Yoga for just twice a week might lead to the improvement of physical, sexual and emotional conditions of the patients who are undergoing the treatment. Men who are doing yoga said that they have better sexual and urinary functions than the people who are not doing Yoga. Men practicing yoga considerably have less fatigue than the others
Neha Vapiwala, trial’s principal investigator from the University of Pennsylvania, US claimed that the patients taking the cancer treatment get the side effect of increasing the fatigue but that turned out to be false in the case of patients who are practicing Yoga and Yoga have evidently shown some better impacts in their normal lives.
The researchers started an experiment to enhance this. The patients that undergo prostate cancer treatment for six to nine weeks of radiation therapy are classified into two groups. One group contains the patients who practice Yoga, and the other wing will be with patients who don’t. The 75 minutes yoga session include five minutes of breathing and centering techniques in the beginning and Savasana in the ending five minutes.
Regular sessions include the sitting positions, standing and bending positions mostly using props. The more the patients practicing the sessions are, the less fatigue they are facing. They are experiencing the fatigue level decrease than the before. On the other side patients who do not participate in yoga sessions experiencing the side effect of increased fatigue.
The researchers when tested the sexual health of the patients they found notable success too. The patients who undergo Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT) face sexual dysfunctions. But the yoga practicing patients are scoring well on Erectile Disfunction. And the nonyoga group suffered a decline.
Not only physically and sexually but also emotionally the yoga group showed emotional well-being that the nonyoga groups.
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