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How to Have a Healthy Prostate

By Brandi Swieter 

With September deemed Prostate Health Month by the Men’s Health Network, it’s encouraged that men take a look at ways to remain healthy. A healthy prostate is possible as long as men are taking precautions. These precautionary methods will help avoid prostate cancer for as long as possible, which is one of the common cancers impacting men later in life.

Eat Pumpkin Seeds

The enlargement of the prostate is one of the reasons men start to notice a weaker bladder. They’ll often find themselves heading to the bathroom more often than usual. Some medications, such as alpha-blockers, can reduce this enlargement and prevent the frequent urination for some time. Instead of starting out right away on these pills, men can use their diet as a way to combat the symptoms. Pumpkin seeds are one option. Their oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and carotenoids that can help to stop certain hormones within the body from triggering growth in prostate cells.

Drink Lots of Water

Drinking water is a cure for many ailments. It is necessary for all systems to operate properly within the body. Men looking to improve their prostate health and experience healthy urination without pain or discomfort should drink lots of water daily. It will help when going and ensure the body is well-hydrated and able to function properly.

Select Foods With Antioxidants

Prostate cancer is a major worry for men, especially as they continue to age. Selecting foods chock-full of antioxidants is one of the best solutions. These foods have the components to fight off infection and disease and keep all areas of the body as healthy as possible. Some of the best options include berries, fish, green tea, broccoli, and walnuts.

Take Prescribed Medication

If the other solutions are not working as well as one would hope, then a visit to the doctor may be necessary. He may prescribe a medication that can block the process of enlargement and keep the prostate healthier for longer. These medications should be taken exactly as prescribed if they’re going to provide the correct effects.

Maintaining health in any way possible is the goal. Some of the options for keeping the prostate healthy are just as likely to improve health in other areas of the body. All men should do their best to work on living a healthy life and maintaining their overall wellness.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Apex, N.C.

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