Men and prostate
Mention prostate in any group of men and almost everyone will grab their balls in worry. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and sits at the base of the penis. As men age it is inevitable for the prostate to also enlarge and cause men to urinate more. A fancy term for this enlargement is benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH).
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While urologists don’t know exactly the reason why prostate enlarges with age and for instance why couldn’t the penis enlarge and the prostate shrink there are a few things you can do as a man to keep your prostate healthy and happy.
Go out and bask
Too little sun exposure can actually increase your risk of getting prostate cancer.
Based on a questionnaire which was completed by more than 30,000 men it was found that men who were more physically active were less likely to suffer from BPH so don’t take chances.
You don’t even need to run a marathon to keep your prostate healthy, walking regularly at a moderate pace still yielded impressive benefits.
Go for screening
When detected early, prostate cancer can easily be cured so doctors
Men who have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer namely African Americans, People of Scandinavian countries and anyone with two or more family members already diagnosed with prostate cancer are encouraged to go for regular and early screening.
Cut red meat
A healthy diet is one of the defense mechanisms in delaying and combating prostate cancer. Nutritionist advice reducing your consumption of red meat, including beef, pork, lamb, and goat, and processed meats, such as bologna and hot dogs for a healthier prostate.
Cut down on sugar-sweetened drinks
Try to avoid sodas and many fruit juices for a healthy prostate.
Go green and eat more vegetables and fruits
Full of important vitamins and antioxidants to keep the whole of you healthy, vegetables and fruits also go a long way in keeping your prostate healthy.
Nutritionists recommend eating at least five servings of a variety of colorful vegetables and fruits everyday. Go for those with deep, bright color.
Cut down canned foods and white bread
Instead of munching white bread eat instead whole-grain bread. Similarly reduce your intake of canned, processed, and frozen foods.1273