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Want Better Prostate Health? Follow These Tips

Prostate cancer is a serious health risk in men and could land you in an urgent care clinic. Most men only start thinking about their prostate health as they age, but the reality is, you don’t have to wait till you get old. There are several healthy lifestyle tips you can follow to promote good prostate health. Here are some:

Stay in shape

You’re at greater risk of developing prostate cancer if you’re overweight. Exercise regularly to maintain a stable weight. You don’t have to go overboard with this. Even 30 minutes of brisk walking or jogging a day can keep you and your prostate in good shape.

Manage your stress levels

Experiencing chronic stress can result in the weakening of your immune responses. This can make you more susceptible to various types of illnesses. Life is going to throw many stressors your way. You need to find a way to manage your stress and tackle challenges head-on. Mindfulness meditation, deep breathing exercises, and progressive muscle relaxation can help keep your stress levels in check.

Eat right

A diet rich in green leafy vegetables will make your prostate happy. Foods like spinach, kale, broccoli, and lettuce, in particular, are great for the prostate. Shifting towards a more plant-based diet will benefit you in the long run by keeping your prostate happy and reducing the number of visits you have to make to your family doctor.

While it’s important to know what to eat, it’s equally important to know what not to eat. Avoid animal products, especially red meat, as charring of red meat releases PhIP, a chemical compound that increases the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Go for regular screenings

Making sure you go to your family clinic or same-day clinic for screenings can protect you from developing serious complications. You should start your annual screenings at the age of 40 if you belong to any of the at-risk groups such as:

  • Scandinavians
  • African Americans
  • Those with 2 or more family members with prostate cancer

If you don’t belong to any of these at-risk groups, starting your annual screenings at 55 is a good idea.

Stay hydrated

Water helps to flush out toxins from the body. It is recommended that you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to keep yourself hydrated and aid the process of elimination. When your body is dehydrated, there is a lot more scope for toxins to gather and give rise to problems.

Quit smoking

Tobacco contains carbon monoxide, which kills your red blood cells and increases the risk of prostate cancer. Quitting smoking is one of the best decisions you can make for your overall health.

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