Prostate Issues For Men
June is National Men’s Health month
One of the largest health concerns for men is Prostate issues
If you don’t know what your prostate is or what it does, you’re certainly not alone: most men don’t. But you really should.
Prostatitis is an issue for men of all ages and affects 35% of men aged 50 and older
An inflammation of the prostate is called Prostatitis and is usually caused by an infection. For men under 50, it is the most common prostate problem. About half of adult men will be treated for it during their lifetime.
There are 3 major types of prostatitis:
• Acute Bacterial prostatitis – A sudden bacterial infection marked by inflammation of the prostate.
• Chronic Bacterial prostatitis – This condition is commonly the result of recurrent urinary tract infections that have entered the prostate gland. It is thought to exist for several years in some men before producing symptoms.
• Nonbacterial prostatitis – This is the most common form of the disease, accounting for 90% of the cases. The condition is marked by urinary and genital pain for at least three of the past six months. Patients have no bacteria in their urine, but may have other signs of inflammation.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis may involve few symptoms other than those of a recurring urinary tract infection (frequent and painful urination), and the condition keeps returning even after the initial infection has been treated and symptoms have disappeared.
Learning how to prevent prostatitis is not an easy task however it is possible. Here are some tips to help you get started:
1. Taking probiotics, or beneficial bacteria, may be an effective addition to antibiotic therapy for men who have bacterial prostatitis and are looking for natural prostatitis prevention.
2. Take specific supplements to help the prostate function properly
3. Practice good hygiene, and keep your penis clean
4. Drink enough fluids to cause regular urination
5. Seek early treatment of a possible urinary tract infection
6. Eat a low-fat, low-sodium, low-cholesterol diet
7. Quit smoking
8. Drink less alcohol
9. Get more exercise. Exercise builds muscle, improves blood flow and helps get the cholesterol out of your blood. It also improves your mood and self esteem.
10. Many prostatic problems may contribute to lower back or sciatic pain, regular adjustments can help with easing this symptom and help the body function properly.