How to Have a Healthy Prostate
How to have a Healthy Prostate? The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that produces semen. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer diagnosed in the United States. The risk of Prostate cancer increases with age. In men over the age of 60, sixty percent will develop prostate cancer before they turn 70 years old.Diet and Exercises are important to reduce the risk of developing Prostate cancer.
Although there is no guaranteed way to prevent the development of prostate cancer, experts believe a healthy diet may reduce the risk. Men who consume fruits and vegetables that contain lycopene, including tomatoes, have a lower risk of prostate cancer compared to those who don’t.
Nutrients contained in green vegetables are also helpful to break down carcinogens, cancer-promoting toxins that accumulate in the body. Fish oil has been shown to slow the growth of malignant cells in the prostate gland. Doctors think consumption of fatty fishes like tuna, mackerel, sardines, and trout may also be helpful since these fish contain omega-3 fatty acids.
How To Avoid It
Isoflavones may also reduce your risk. This is a nutrient that is found in soybeans, tofu, alfalfa sprouts, lentils, and chickpeas. Although studies are mixed, there is some evidence that green tea or green tea extract may lower the risk of prostate cancer. Finally, drinking three cups of coffee daily lowers your risk of prostate cancer by 11 percent. Dietary habits can also increase your risk of prostate cancer. For example, there is a link between consumption of animal fats found in lard, cheese, and butter with increased prostate cancer risk.
Exercise, particularly exercise that prevents accumulation of fat in the midsection of the body, can help decrease your risk of prostate cancer. Exercise can help with maintenance of a healthy weight and lean muscle mass. Doctors recommend cardio exercise for at least thirty minutes daily five times a week, for a total of 150 minutes weekly of moderate aerobic activity.
Finally, tell your doctor if you experience discomfort anywhere in your pelvic or rectal area, difficulty urinating, or blood in your urine or semen.If you are interested in the benefits of penile enhancement surgery and want additional information contact Dr. Elist.