Guide to a Healthier Prostate
This is a sort of a hush hush topic when it comes to men, but checking on your prostate is a must do. As you age it should become part of your regular physical exam much like visiting a dentist for your annual cleanings. Here is all you need to know about prostate health to minimize the surprise.
What Does the Prostate Do?
The prostate is a gland located below your bladder. The prostate facilitates the fluid transport of sperm. As a man ages, the prostate enlarges, this is only natural. Prostate enlargement when ageing becomes a problem when it presses on your urethra causing problems in urinating. This problem usually arises at the age of 50 but can occur sooner. The only real way to know if there is a problem is to have your prostate examined by a medical professional on a regular basis. Doing so will avoid foreseeable issues.
Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement
It is important to remember here that the development of symptoms in each person may vary. That being said, an enlarged prostate causes difficulty in urination including:
- Not being able to completely relieve your bladder
- The sudden urge to urinate
- An interrupting of the urine flow (stop and go)
- Strain or pain in urinating
Ayurveda and Prostate
There are many reasons which Ayurveda suggests may lead to prostate problems. One of which being an overuse of the sexual organs. Another reason may stem from a man’s body being continuously dehydrated. Too much alcohol and a sedentary lifestyle may lead to an enlarged prostate as well. It boils down to the build up of ama in the body (bodily toxins).
Supplement with Prostaid by Baidyanath, taking 1-2 tablets twice daily to assist with signs and symptoms of prostate enlargement.
Remember though that supplementation supplements your lifestyle. Here is how you can lead a healthier life to aid your prostate:
- Drink lots of water
- Cut back on the booze and smokes
- Eat at least five fruits and veggies a day. Look for the deep and rich colored varieties.
- Make your grains whole grains
- Ditch the red meat or at the very least limit it.
- Make sure you are getting your healthy fats from avocados, fish oil and nuts
- Ditch the soda pop!
If you are looking for a general balanced diet plan look no further than here.
Yoga for Prostate Problems
As mentioned above, a sedentary lifestyle puts you at a higher risk for prostate problems. Try these yoga asanas:
If you do suspect something more serious with your prostate please do consult our doctors.