Prostate health is a heavy concern on the mind of thousands of men, and for great reason. An unhealthy, damaged, or sickly prostate can lead to cancer, injury, and in the worst cases, even death. Several of the tips and suggestions below can be taken to improve prostate health and avoid the worst possible outcomes in the future.
1. Wine and Garlic
Studies have shown that men in Western Europe have, on average, a much lower rate of prostate cancer than men in the Americas. One of the primary differences is diet. Garlic has been proven repeatedly to aid in the prevention of cancer, reducing the chance by as much as 50% in some cases. Red wine is full of antioxidants ready to help your body fight, keeping your immune system boosted and helping you stay healthy.
2. Use Spices
Not only do garlic and wine help protect your body, but oregano, ginger, rosemary, and green tea combined, all add up to a nearly 80% reduction in the risk of prostate cancer in men as well. You don’t have to eat them all at once, but the very simple addition of these spices to your diet can do wonders for body, soul, and prostate health.
3. Don’t Set Your PSA so High
Prostate specific antigen numbers are a necessary count for keeping track of prostate health. However, higher counts aren’t always the greatest. Using a score too high can often prove fatal as the commonly used threshold of 4.0 has never actually been proven or researched, and does not guarantee a clear, flawless response. It’s suggested to reduce the threshold to 2.6. In men who have done so, the cancer detection rate has soared from 18 to 36 percent.
4. Calculate out Full Risk
Know your PSA and have a doctor that can use a monogram. This machine not only takes your age and PSA density, but also your digital rectal exam and trans-rectal ultrasound results to compile all these things into a base score, informing you what your risk is. This not only informs you of possible routes to take to avoid problems in the future, but also increases your chances of catching cancer early, halting the disease in its tracks. Make sure your doctor uses a monogram as it could be a life saver.
5. Make Sure Your Doctor is Technologically Advanced
As mentioned with the monogram, technology can be a leading factor in the fight against disease. See a doctor with access to some of the most up-to-date technology and schooling, ensuring your safety and the greatest of results