The Importance of Prostate Health

Prostate problem is a very common condition as men age, and prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. According to statistics, 1 in 8 men get prostate cancer in a lifetime. So, every man should take good care of prostate health.

Symptoms of enlarged prostate:

  • Painful urination
  • Trouble urinating
  • Increased frequency of nocturia
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine
  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty starting to urinate

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), is the enlargement of the prostate. Enlarged prostate causes compression and pressure towards the urethra, causing discomfort during urination. Studies have shown that over 50% of men over the age of 40 are facing prostate enlargement problem. Protect your prostate health by maintaining healthy lifestyle habits before it's too late.

Tips to protect prostate health:

  • Prolonged sitting
    Sitting for long periods of time can cause pressure on the prostate, which can affect prostate health.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption
    Tobacco and alcohol could lead to the dilation of blood vessels, which can cause the prostate enlargement.
  • Don't ignore the urge to urinate
    Holding your urine for too long can lead to pressure, congestion, and swelling of the prostate gland over time, which could lead to prostatitis.
  • Reduce spicy food
    Spicy food is highly irritating, which can affect the prostate health and leads to the urethra compression.

CHEVIN nutritionist Ke Qi:

If you are facing similar symptoms, it is recommended to have a proper check-up. Prostate problem should be treated as soon as possible to prevent the continuous enlargement of the prostate or the development of related health consequences. Especially for men over 50 years old, it is recommended to have regular prostate check-ups every year. You could also increase the consumption of pumpkin seeds or pumpkin seed oil in your daily diet, which is beneficial for prostate health. The active ingredient in pumpkin seeds helps relieve early prostate enlargement and helps reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Studies have shown that eating about 25 pumpkin seeds a day can help in reducing the risk of prostate problems. Maintaining healthy lifestyle is very important for prostate health, starting from today, don't ignore your prostate health!

Nutritionist Lau Ke Qi

  • Taylor's University
  • Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition
  • Post-graduate Master degree in Nutrition University Putra Malaysia
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