How to Prevent Prostate Problems
The prostate is a gland that is part of the reproductive system of male mammals. It has the task of producing and emitting the prostatic fluid, which is one of the constituents of the sperm and is responsible for nourishing and conveying the sperm correctly. Its functioning, closely connected with the urinary, sexual, and reproductive systems, is essential for a healthy life. However, as we age, we are prone to a variety of prostate problems and conditions.
Tips to Prevent Prostate Problems
If you want to have a healthy lifestyle, then diagnosis becomes important to avoid complications that can degenerate into much more serious diseases.
What are the Problems Related to the Prostate?
There are several problems that can occur in the prostate; let’s start with its inflammation, also called prostatitis. This can manifest itself with pain in the lower abdomen during sexual intercourse, disorders related to urination and secretions, and the possible presence of blood in the sperm. It can be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs and antibiotics.
Then there is benign prostatic hypertrophy, which is closely linked to the age of the subject and consists of the enlargement of the gland with the consequent frequency of urinary stimulation, accompanied by burning and a sense of incomplete emptying. Depending on the case, it can be resolved with either medicine or surgery.
Then we come to prostatic hypertrophy itself. In this case, we are talking about prostate cancer. It can be said that the possibility of falling ill with this disease is mainly limited to those who smoke, are obese, and consume a diet rich in animal fats. The symptoms can vary, and in some cases, it can be easy to understand them; the disease can degenerate into metastases affecting other organs and malignant tumors of this area (carcinomas). The treatments, of course, will have to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis based on the seriousness of the situation.
How to Prevent Prostate Problems
It is not difficult to deal with prostate health, as with a few simple tips you can have the situation under control, nipping some diagnoses in the bud and managing to avoid others, which, if neglected, could have very serious consequences.
So let’s start by recommending at least one urological visit during puberty, adulthood, and old age, especially from the age of 50, accompanied by the dosage of PSA (i.e., the specific prostate antigen, a protein produced by the prostate and also detectable in the blood). Then it is advisable to drink large quantities of water, at least 2 liters a day, in the meantime because it is advisable to maintain good hydration in general as well as help prevent urinary infections.
It is recommended to avoid foods and drinks that irritate the prostate. For example, avoid hot peppers, sausages, coffee, beer, and spirits. Prefer a healthy diet rich in fiber and low in fat, especially those of animal origin.
It’s also important to get some physical activity. Be careful not to put too much strain on the area (avoid bicycles and stationary bikes), and regulate both your bowel functions and your sexual life.
And in any case, it should always be remembered (not only in the case of prostate health) that when unusual and suspicious symptoms arise, it is advisable to contact your doctor. He will be the one who prescribes the necessary tests and advises any specialists. In fact, all diseases, if caught in time, can be cured, or in any case, the subsequent damage can be limited.
So it’s advisable not to underestimate any prostate problems because they can be the source of something more serious; many claim to have noticed them too late, but the truth is that out of fear, they may have pretended not to notice the symptoms.
- HopkinsMedicine: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/prostate-cancer/prostate-cancer-prevention