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Yoga Eases Side Effects For Prostate Cancer, Study Says [VIDEO]

Update Date: Apr 12, 2017 03:36 AM EDT
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Yoga Helps Cancer Side Effects
A new research indicates that yoga can help in the side effect for the treatment of cancer. It is said to improve the way of life for patients with prostate cancer if done twice a week. (Photo : Getty Images / Kelly Sullivan for Westfield)

A new research indicates that yoga can help in the side effect for the treatment of cancer. It is said to improve the way of life for patients with prostate cancer if done twice a week.

The new study that has been published in the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics indicated that yoga helps cancer side effects. This study has been specifically been referred to patients with prostate cancer, as reported by TIME.

How Does Yoga Help?

Yoga can reduce the side effects of radiation done to patients with prostate cancer. These side effects include fatigue, sexual dysfunction, and urinary incontinence. The study included 50 patients with prostate cancer and all underwent radiation.

Half of these patients were made to attend a 75-minute yoga class. The class is done every week, while these patients were undergoing radiation therapy. It was made sure that these men had less fatigue before the radiation therapy started.

Results Yielded By Study

As the treatment progressed, the men who took yoga classes had less fatigue in the coming weeks, compared to those who were not able to join the class. It seemed that the men who attended yoga classes while going through radiation therapy were able to go on with their normal everyday lives.

Additionally, there has been no sexual dysfunction for those men that attended the yoga classes while in therapy. The study also indicated that there was less urinary incontinence, as these men continued with the yoga classes according to The Daily Pennsylvanian.

The new research on this subject concluded that yoga helps cancer side effects. This latest study has been the first to go into the subject matter and is on its first trial. There may be more studies to come in order to help patients with prostate cancer live a more comforting lifestyle.

Yoga has been popular these days for physical exercise. There are more benefits that people can get from it for physical fitness.

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