Having a healthy lifestyle has many great benefits and for men it can make all the difference between having a healthy and an unhealthy prostate. Prostate cancer can be cured if detected early but if left alone can turn into an incurable
Sickness once it has metastasized outside the gland itself. If the cancer is confined to the prostate it can be treated and almost always cured. The thing is that once these cancerous cells break away from the malignant tumor and enter the lymphatic system or blood stream they will grow and multiply in other parts of the body. Prostate cancer cells usually metastasize to the skeletal system, which has always been difficult to treat and this is why it is so important for all men to get regular checkups by their doctors once they reach the age 40 years.
Prostate prevention comes down to living a healthy lifestyle, which means cutting out bad health habits, and starting to adhere to healthier lifestyle principles. In reality men who want to avoid prostate problems should actually forget about the prostate and look to improve their overall health, most importantly their heart health.
In a healthy body, inflammation occurs acutely in response to threats such as infections and Prostatitis, which is an infection of the prostate and is one such inflammatory response to this threat. This inflammation is also linked to oxidation since unhealthy levels of inflammation feed the oxidation chain reaction and help push it to dangerously unhealthy levels and if we eat poorly and if we don’t get sufficient antioxidants in our diet or expose ourselves to too much stress or certain oxidation-promoting pollutants, we get unhealthy and bad levels of oxidation in our bodies.
The latest medical advances have led to an increased awareness of how the prostate becomes damaged and more importantly, new ways of to prevent prostate inflammation and one of the major breakthroughs in this area has been the creation of the Prostatic Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test that detects possible prostate cancer before it has a chance to grow.
Another research focuses on men who eat high quantities of vegetables verses men that don’t eat high levels of vegetables have led researchers to believe that a high-vegetable diet is essential to prostate prevention so while the research is not concrete it is reasonably safe to presume that maintaining a healthy diet, getting proper exercise, avoiding junk food altogether, no alcohol and limiting the consumption of red meat can help prostate prevention and keep you healthy. Prostate cancer prevention strategies should require a changing pattern of the way men live to work toward prostate cancer prevention.
It has been recommended that men in the age range of 30 to 40 should check for early signs of prostate cancer as they will have a 90% chance of surviving cancer, if and when they can find it in time.
Your diet can play an important role in maintaining prostate health and will also help in warding off cancer. The next are some top food recommendations to keep you on the healthy track.
- Fish and vegetable oils are high in omega-3 fatty acids.
- Vitamin E can also reduce prostate inflammation some good sources include wheat germ, whole grains, seeds, nuts and pure vegetable oil.
- Veggies like broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage contain phytochemicals, which are great for your body.
- Eat more tomatoes, watermelon and pink grapefruits as these contain lycopene and can help low the risk of prostate cancer.
- Soy products can also help prevent prostate enlargements and is attributed to the isoflavones which helps lower a man’s dihydrotestosteron, which is a male hormone that stimulates the overgrowth prostate tissue.
- Make sure to drink plenty of natural fluids like water and fresh juices.
- Cut back on red meat as it is high in saturated fats and is linked to an increase in prostate problems and can lead to excessive weight.
By paying attention to your diet your diet you will have a better chance of not developing prostate cancer and enjoy a better quality of life.