A healthier lifestyle
Engaging in physical activities is important not only to maintain a healthy weight but also to ensure that you reduce risks in acquiring critical illnesses. Exercising at least 30 minutes for most days of the week can help in improving and maintaining one’s well-being.
Since the prostate is a part of the reproductive system and is responsible for the production of sperm and seminal fluid, frequently using it can improve prostate health.
In one study, men who ejaculated 21 times or more in a month throughout their lifetime are 31% safer from acquiring prostate cancer compared to men who only ejaculated for about 4 to 7 times per month.
Carcinogens from cigarette smoking can increase your susceptibility to prostate cancer. There is still a need for additional studies to support this claim. However, smoking is proven to harm and weaken the immune system, making it less effective in fighting off diseases.
Have regular medical check-ups
One way to keep your prostate gland healthy is to get check-ups regularly. This is most important for men who are more vulnerable to prostate diseases like prostate cancer.
Your doctor will determine if you need to be screened for cancer. This is done through a digital rectal exam and/or a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. In general, men who are 50 years old and above are considered to be at risk, so it’s best to consult your doctor if you are a part of that age group.
The prostate gland may be a small organ in a man’s reproductive system, but it is essential in reproduction. Improving your lifestyle and habits can help in ensuring that your prostate will not be at risk of any diseases. To put yourself at ease, it is also best to talk to your doctor and get yourself checked as soon as possible.
Learn more about Men’s Health and Prostate Health, here.