Prostate issues can be a serious risk for men as they get older and early detection is a must. Men must stay up-to-date on when they need to have their health screening performed by their doctor. The American Cancer Society released that over 240,000 cases are reported yearly and 30,000 of the men had lost their lives due to the seriousness of the prostate conditions. There are several things that you can do to stay healthy and try to prevent having any sort of prostate problems in the future.
Drink Plenty Of Water Everyday
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water per day is a great way to achieve overall good health and helps you to maintain a healthy prostate as well. It also helps to reduce the risk of inflammation. Drinking a lot of pop and alcoholic drinks should be avoided as much as possible. Basically, stay away from the drinks that are high in carbonation and that have a lot of caffeine. Drinking green tea on a regular basis without caffeine has been recommended by doctors to help the prostate function correctly.
There are certain vegetables that you can eat to be beneficial for your prostate health. Cauliflower, cabbage and broccoli are recommended to incorporate more into your daily diet; they are part of the cruciferous family. This family produces antioxidants that help to fight off cancer. You will only want to consume moderate amounts of red meat while you are eating. During previous research, the red meat was the cause in elevating men’s risk of having prostate issue by almost 2 1/2 percent. When you visit your doctor, he may give you a list of healthy foods to start eating and ask you to monitor your diet.
Exercising And Weight
Now that you are on the right track on how to keep a healthy diet, it is time for some exercise. If you are overweight, you will want to start exercising to get rid of all of those extra pounds. Most people know that staying at a healthy weight will keep your heart healthy, which goes for your prostate as well. If you can afford it, you can go out and buy a gym membership and stay on a schedule every week with your exercising. If not there are plenty of exercise programs out there for very cheap.
You can even walk a couple of miles a day around your neighborhood or at your children’s schools track. Your physician may even recommend for you to have sex more often, believe it or not this helps keep your prostate healthy too!
Changing Your Lifestyle
Only you can change your lifestyle so that your body stays healthy and free from many of the life threatening illnesses out there. Change is not easy, just stay focused! There are many other tips that your doctor can provide to you on assisting you to maintain a healthy prostate. However, following the above tips will not only help your prostate health but your overall health as well.
Today’s guest post was written by Amit Gangrade from South Florida Medical Research. Amit is from Orlando, Florida. He is a recent alumn from the University of Florida, where he studied anthropology and Spanish.