Heard of the phrase; ‘your body is a temple, take care of it?’ Let me ask you a question. How many of you actually take out time out of your ‘busy’ schedule and think about prostate health?
Prostate health is one thing that goes unattended by many men since it is ‘believed’ to be a minor aspect.
Many men have prominent issues like diabetes, blood pressure, cardiac problems, that take up much of their attention. I agree, these are issues one has to attend to, but because of this prostate health is completely ignored by most men.
I think it is about time you are acquainted with the term ‘prostate health’ and its importance.
Let us start with the basics. At the risk of sounding like a biology professor, let us establish what the prostate is. Firstly, you need to know that prostate is a part of the male gender’s reproductive system. It lies under the bladder and its major function is the secretion of semen, which is important for a man’s sex life. Like many other organs of the human body, this organ also has its function and its adequate performance is necessary. For that, prostate health is essential for men.
In a world where a new disease is emerging every single day, it is time to take matters into your own hands. It is time to pay heed to prostate health, for which, men of all ages have to start giving their bodies the attention it requires. You don’t need to make drastic changes in your life to ensure prostate health. Just keep in mind the following suggestions:
- Stop taking your body for granted: Men usually think that nothing can go wrong with them and the keep ignoring their bodies. That is the first thing men need to stop doing. Take care of your body.
- Check your diet: Prostate health is correlated with your diet. Meat-aholics (especially red meat) need to take a breath and look at what they are doing to themselves. Include some of those fruits and vegetables, into your diet. And to drink loads and loads of water.
- Exercise Regularly: I know, no one really has time to exercise right. That is your excuse? Next time you make that excuse, think of a mental image of you going for a prostate removal surgery (prostatectomy). That will get you back on the treadmill.
- Make the doctor your best friend: You need to go to the doctor regularly. You need to have blood tests, physical examinations and testicular self-examination to ensure prostate health. You have to keep tabs on your body’s proper functioning.
- Do not smoke: Time to take out your nicotine patches and stop smoking. It is not just harmful for your lungs; it is harmful for your entire body, including prostate health.
- Be extra careful, if prostate health problems are in your family: Now that is one thing to consider. If your father or grandfather ever complained of prostate problems, you are a prime candidate for it too. The warning bells would have rung in your head by now. If you don’t know about your family history, take out some time and find out.
If prostate health is not ensured it will lead to prostate cancer, enlarged prostate, prostatitis, benign prostatic hypertrophy and many other lethal diseases.
The most common misconception is that prostate health is for older men to worry about. Here is a word of advice for the youngsters out there: You will be old someday, so why not start thinking about it now! It is true that prostate problems arise in middle-aged men but they arise because of prior acts they might have done when they were young. Youngsters think they are invincible and nothing can put them down. However, as time passes this thinking comes back to haunt them.
Why should only the women monitor their bodies on a regular basis? The men need to step up and monitor changes in their body to guarantee prostate health.
Therefore, the next time you notice something, consider it a sign and do not ignore it. Ignorance is NOT bliss when it comes to health, especially prostate health.