For many men out there, they will avoid the topic of prostate health like the plague. There are many reasons for this but some believe it is because men are taught as a society that they are not allowed to be sick or to visit a doctor. That they have to tough and always be on the ball so that they can provide for their families. In modern time, more and more awareness is spreading about prostate health as well as that is okay for men to reach out for support and to take care of themselves. This will help reduce the chances that prostate enlargement will occur and will help people spot the early signs of cancer. While most men won’t have to worry too much about their prostate early on in life, there are still some things that they can do. For example, one thing that they can do is not hold on their bladder for too long. If they urgently need to go to the toilet, then it is usually best to do so.
There are many simple things that can be done in order to take care of one’s prostate. For example, studies have shown that antihistamines and decongestants can lead to prostate aggravation so it can be wise to avoid these when possible. Some people also suggest that avoiding hormone disrupters such as excess red meat and dairy can help with symptoms. Furthermore, it can be wise to not drink too much water in one go, rather to drink it evenly throughout the day. Many believe it is also important that people do not keep their laptop or smart phone near their genitals as this can lead to issues down the track. Implementing these simple tips can often be the best thing for avoiding serious conditions later on in life and to also help with discomfort for those who are already experiencing certain ailments.
When to have regular checks
While there is much debate out there about how often someone should have their prostate checked, most men over 80 years of age will need to have ongoing checks as it is likely that they will suffer from some kind of prostate condition. Furthermore, it is also now advised that men over the age of 40 get regular checks at least once a year as a preventative measure. This can easily be done when they are having their annual check-up. While having an examination may be a little uncomfortable for many, it is important to know that it is more important to someone to take care of their health than to worry about their pride or discomfort. Regular checks are well known to be the best prevention method and can help many people catch and treat cancer early on before it develops. It is also important that when people suspect an issue that they have it checked right away rather than waiting for their yearly health check.
David Smith was born and raised in Calgary Alberta and loves to share his passion for health and fitness with others. Apart from running his own podcast, which uploads weekly shows that covers current health trends, he spends his time canoeing and backpacking. David recently spent a summer working at the CFIA as a health supplement reviewer. In regards to academics, David studied kinesiology at Guelph University.