How to Prevent Prostate Problems

Prostate enlargement is a natural process, which is not cancerous and usually isn’t a serious threat to men’s health. When a man reaches his mid-forties, the prostate begins to grow, probably due to hormonal changes, and nearly all men have prostate enlargement when they are in their 80s. However, it is not the size that really matters. It is the symptoms the enlarged gland can produce. The gland’s growth can interfere with the bladder and affect how you pass the urine.

Since the condition is widely-spread, it’s no surprise that treatments for problems caused by prostate enlargement have improved considerably within the last decade. You may want to familiarize yourself with the drugs available visiting or may want to read on about prostate problems prevention and maintaining prostate health.

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The best way to maximize prostate health and prevent problems is eating the right foods, losing weight, exercising daily and keeping your hormones in check. It’s also important to manage your stress levels and take steps to fight inflammation. Thus, you can stave off serious prostate problems down here:

BPH – when the enlarged gland presses on your urethra, resulting in weak stream and frequent urination, which may also interrupt nocturnal sleep. The enlargement itself cannot be prevented but being physically active, doing exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and eating a heart-healthy diet helps manage the symptoms and is great for the prostate. Your urologist may also prescribe you Proscar for symptomatic treatment of BPH.

Prostatitis – inflammation of the gland, usually resulting from bacterial infection, which may cause burning sensation when urinating or ejaculating, back pain, more frequent urges to urinate and fever. See your urologist, who will prescribe antibiotics or anti-inflammatory drugs to subdue inflammation. It is also good to urinate at the first urge not to allow bacteria multiply.

Cancer – when prostate cells mutate and start multiplying beyond its borders. Vitamins, antioxidants, like lycopene, and minerals like zinc and selenium may decrease the risk and inhibit the growth of cancer cells in the prostate. However, the key is to detect and catch it early with the help of your doctor.