Steps to Healthy Prostate
Cigarette smoke and all tobacco products are enemies of your organs including your prostate. Therefore,
if you smoke or use tobacco products, you need to do your best to quit as soon as you can. It's also
necessary to avoid second hand smoke which is a vicious killer that most people tend to ignore.
Alcohol. Alcohol consumption in
moderation barely causes health problems. Consuming too much alcohol, however, can impact your prostate
health, raise your blood pressure, and increase your risk for major medical
Eat a Healthy
Vegetables, fruits, whole grains, high-fiber foods and fish help you keep your prostate healthy. It is
important to eat tomatoes and soy (or soy products) regularly. Saw palmetto and nettles are a great for
your prostate health. In addition, you can take certain supplements such as vitamin E (up to 400 IU),
selenium (200 mcg), zinc (30 mg), omega3, pumpkin seed, and walnuts. Avoid foods high in saturated
fat and sodium; red meat, especially high-fat or processed meats; and limit your intake of high-fat
Have Regular Healthy
It may sound bizarre, but (healthy) sexual intercourse is more than a pleasure; it is good for
your prostate. A healthy relationship associated with several orgasms a week in males is not only good
for your prostate gland but also strongly correlated with longevity and optimal testosterone levels.
: physical activity should be included in your “to-do”
list if you want a healthy prostate. In fact, regular exercise on its own may lower the risk of
not only prostate cancer but also all types of malignancy. It is however important to choose
activities you enjoy such as soccer, basketball and brisk walking.
regularly, Kegel exercise can improve blood flow to your prostate gland and urogenital organs. Talk to
your urologist for more information on this therapy.
Maintain a Healthy Weight.
Having extra pounds increases the risk of heart disease, and affects all your organs of your body
including your prostate. Therefore, if you are overweight, it is important to lose weight if you want to prevent prostate cancer
Clinical stress is the enemy of your body. If you constantly are stressed, there is no way you can live
a healthy lifestyle. Chronic stress increases the risk of all types of cancer, including prostate
cancer. Take steps to reduce stress.
It is important to see your doctor for regular cancer screenings. If you are 50 or older, it is
recommended to have yearly DREs (digital
rectal exams) and PSAs (prostate-specific antigen blood tests).
Monitor Chronic Conditions.
Chronic medical conditions such as high cholesterol or high blood pressure should be treated to avoid
complications. If you have diabetes, it is also necessary to keep your blood sugar at normal levels
receiving appropriate treatment.
As prevention is better than any cancer tretment, It is
wise to follow these
recommendations to keep prostate cancer from
happening instead trying to cure it after it strikes.