Protect your prostate

Sunday, November 10, 2019
As men age, they begin to notice weak urine flow, a frequent need to urinate, bathroom visits during the night and loss of sleep. If you experience one or more of these then your body may be trying to tell you that your prostate needs some TLC.

The prostate gland is an organ of the male reproductive system. It is shaped like a walnut and is found at the base of the bladder. The thin tube that allows urine and semen to pass out of the penis (urethra) runs through the prostate gland. 

The best plan for a healthy prostate is to prevent problems before they start. Lifestyle, exercise and diet habits play a big role in helping to support prostate health. It’s never too late to make positive changes.

Self-care tips for better prostate health

  • Exercise and maintain a healthy body weight
    Exercise and achieving an optimal body weight can promote prostate health. Studies show that overweight men have an increased risk of BPH and losing weight can help reduce prostate size and help to relieve the associated urinary concerns.
  • Improve your diet
    Incorporate prostate-friendly foods into your daily diet. These include oily fish that are high in omega 3 essential fatty acids, tomatoes, mushrooms, and foods high in healthy fats like nuts (especially walnuts), avocados and olives. Drink green tea for its high levels of antioxidant compounds, and limit caffeine as it can exacerbate urinary concerns.
  • Take supplements
    Even with the best of intentions, you may not meet all your nutritional needs through your diet. Nutrients such as zinc can support immunity and reproductive health in men, while herbs such as saw palmetto are used in herbal practice to support prostate and male reproductive health.
  • Address your stress levels
    Feeling stressed impairs the normal function of your body. Over time, it can affect your immune system and its ability to react appropriately to cellular changes, and your immune defences. Feelings of stress impact on prostate health.
  • Get your prostate checked!
    Arguably the most important thing you can do to support your prostate health, whether you have symptoms or not, is to get your prostate checked. Screening checks can involve a blood test and a digital rectal exam. A quick visit to your GP will ensure that your prostate health is on track and any changes can be monitored and dealt with early.

If you have any questions regarding your prostate, speak with your health professional – please do not wait until it’s too late.

GO LIFE Prostate Protect provides key ingredients to support prostate function and healthy urine flow. Saw palmetto is supplied in a maximum-strength dose for optimum support for the prostate. In a convenient one-a-day dose, Prostate Protect provides for long term support and reassurance.

  • Convenient one-a-day dose
  • High potency formula that supports healthy prostate function
  • Supports healthy urine flow.

   

Always read the label and take as directed. If symptoms persist, consult your healthcare professional. GO LIFE, Auckland.


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