Natural Prostate Health
If you don't know what your prostate is or what it does, you're certainly not alone, but do not ignore it. More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life.
The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and wraps around the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. It grows quite a lot during puberty and then doesn't change much until about age 40, when it slowly begins growing again and, in many men, doesn't stop.
If your prostate gets too large, it can cause health issues. By taking steps to protect and help keep the prostate healthy, you can help to reduce the risk of major problems now and later in life.
Most prostate problems are not cancerous and having a problem with your prostate does not raise your chance of getting prostate cancer.
For men under 50, the most common prostate problem is prostatitis.
For men over 50, the most common prostate problem is prostate enlargement a.k.a. benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Older men are at risk for prostate cancer, but this disease is much less common than BPH.
Prostate problems can also directly affect the functionality of the penis and contribute to erectile dysfunction and low libido.
Keep Your Prostate Healthy
By taking care of yourself, natural prostate health is acheivable. Consuming natural and organic foods (non-processed foods) benefits overall health. Certain foods for prostate health have been identified and are listed below. Additionally, certain foods should be avoided.
By maintaining a healthy prostate thorughout your entire life, you may reduce the risk of cancer. There is no guarantee, however studies have shown that by protecting and nourishing the prostate, odds of future problems can be reduced.
The best "health insurance" you can have for a healthy prostate is plenty of moderate exercise, maintaining an ideal weight and consuming a healthy diet.
Prostate Health Supplements
We know it's difficult to always eat right in today's fast paced environment. Prostate health supplements and vitamins or a prostate health formula can be beneficial for many men. Herbs for prostate health, such as saw palmetto, can be of benefit.
If you have concerns about your prostate, it is strongly advisable that you see your doctor to get a check up and for any required tests.