Prostate health is becoming very crucial as statistics show that prostate cancer is now the number two-cancer killer of American men.
Cancer of the prostate mostly affects older men (over 50 years old) and is a major cause of death for elderly men. The prostate is a male organ found in the pelvis area under the urinary bladder. It is a part of the male reproductive organs.
The main function of this organ is to store and secrete the seminal fluid. For this gland to work properly it requires male hormones known as androgens which include the testosterone made in the testes and other hormones. Therefore prostate diseases will usually affect urination and ejaculation.
One of the most important steps you can take to help prevent cancer, prostrate or otherwise, is to do your best to have a healthy lifestyle. One of the major lifestyle changes you can do is to stop smoking, if you smoke. Recent studies have not found a direct link from smoking to prostrate cancer.
During the early stages of prostate cancer many men do not experience any symptoms, or are asymptomatic. The first symptom usually noticed is bone pain, after the cancer has metastasized to the bones of the pelvic area. The size, location, and malignancy of the tumor will affect any urinary symptoms that are encountered.
Few men are knowledgeable about benefits of prostate stimulation. For a long time, Oriental healers have known that stimulation of this acupressure point is necessary for prostate health and sexual function. Massage stimulates blood circulation to the gland. More than that, the procedure brings pleasure and will not do harm to one’s health as some powerful drugs can do.
Quercetin, a flavonoid that forms the backbone of many other flavonoids, may have positive effects in combating or helping to prevent many different types of cancer, including prostate. It also acts as an antihistamine and has anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful in relieving the pain of an inflamed prostate.
Foods rich in quercetin include apples, black and green tea, onions, raspberries, red wine, red grapes, citrus fruits, broccoli and other leafy green vegetables, and cherries. Quercetin can also be found in honey and sap, including the type from eucalyptus and tea tree flowers.
When it comes to prostate health, prevention is the key and that begins early in life. The reason for the need to start early is the fact that many times diseases of the prostate develop slowly over time. In fact it is common for the prostate to enlarge slowly over the years until it becomes a problem later in life.
There is a tasty and convenient all-in-one bar called Pros-Tect. It has all of the herbs, minerals and foods that are recommended for a healthy prostate and then some. They’re great for guys who are on the go and care about their health. They don’t cost nearly as much as all the supplements you’d have to buy and they have all the same benefits.
An active lifestyle is also an important part of keeping a prostate healthy. Regular trips to the gym or a nice round of golf are some ideas. While you’re playing you can slip a good Pros-Tect bar into your bag to enjoy while your buddy is stuck in the sand trap.