Prostate health is an important topic for many men. There are ways to improve your prostate health to help prevent you from suffering from BPH, or to lessen the suffering through lifestyle changes. Improving your prostate health can help lessen your risk of having an enlarged prostate and needing to seek treatment. This blog post will provide detailed information about different tips and tricks to improving your prostate health.
Check In With Your Doctor Regularly
Our first tip is to check in with your doctor on a yearly basis. Even if you don’t have any prostate problems or enlarged symptoms, your doctor will be able to evaluate your prostate in greater detail and can note any changes over time that you may miss. If you start to experience enlarged prostate symptoms, regular check-ins are critical to minimizing the symptoms and evaluating the best treatment options.
Maintain a Healthy, Balanced Diet
Leafy, deep colored greens are your new best friend. Eating multiple servings of fruits and vegetables are a great first step towards a healthy, happy prostate. These super foods are filled with important vitamins and antioxidants that keep your prostate healthy. Other important diet tips are:
- Eating whole grain bread, pastas and cereals
- Fish, skinless poultry, beans, and eggs are better proteins than red meats
- Olive oil, nuts (almonds, walnuts, pecans), and avocados for your source of fats
- Sugars, like sweets, sodas, fruit juices, should be consumed lightly
- Limit salt intake
- Eat slowly and stop when you’re full
Getting Outside in the Sun
Vitamin D helps all people stay healthy – it’s good for heart health, kidney health, pancreas health and prostate health. Too little sun exposure can increase men’s risk of getting prostate cancer. Vitamin D is valuable for prostate health.
Increasing exercise habits have also proven to help people stay healthy. Studies have shown that exercising on a regular basis can be beneficial to prostate health. Health Professionals Follow-up Study released a questionnaire to 30,000 men. The results showed that men who were more physically active suffered less and were less likely to suffer from BPH.
Managing your prostate health can be challenging. It’s important for all men as they age to take the proper steps to increasing their prostate health and engage in lifestyle choices to benefit their prostate. Many medical clinics and hospitals have doctors who can help. ECCO Medical has trained medical experts in BPH and general prostate care if you need more information on improving your prostate health. Contact your doctor or an ECCO Medical expert today.