Taking care of your prostate properly

mens healthMany men don’t like to think about anything to do with prostate cancer or screening. It conjures up horrific thoughts of anal probing. Prostate cancer is very serious and can be avoided if the correct measures are taken to prevent it. Here are just a few tips
Regular Screening
To heal a disease you first have to know that it exists. Catching any problem with the prostate early is the key to prostate health and also to fighting prostate cancer. An annual prostate screening is recommended for men over 45. If you have a family history of prostate cancer then screenings should start earlier. As inconvenient as it may be at the time a simple rectal examination and a blood test that checks your PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels can actually save your life.

Eat A Healthy Diet
A well-balanced diet that is low in fat, high in nutrients and keeps processed foods and refined sugars to a minimum is key. Eat raw fruits and vegetables with every meal, and make half of the bulk of what you eat come from fruit and veggie sources. Foods rich in selenium like mushrooms, cashews, and Brazil nuts are thought to help reduce the risk. Cold water fish choices, like herring, mackerel, and salmon, which are rich in Omega-3 fatty-acids, may also be beneficial for the health of the prostate.

Exercise
Studies show that there is a strong link between being obese and developing prostate cancer. Adding thirty minutes of regular cardio activity to your lifestyle can really aid in being a preventive.

Be Sexual
So fellas you will love this one, doctors are now prescribing many of their patients with penis pumps – yep you heard me right! Apparently the increase of blood flow caused by the erection can help nourish the cells and prevent disease. There has been no greater excuse to get your boner on…