|Your prostate gland - Mar 20|
|SPEAK! - 2011|
|Monday, 21 March 2011 14:54|
Where is your prostate located?
The prostate is found in the pelvic region, just below the bladder. It surrounds the urinary passageway.
What is the purpose of your prostate gland?
The prostate gland manufactures and excretes a fluid which acts as a carrier for sperm i.e. it provides nourishing and protective fluid to support sperm survival.
When do prostate problems occur?
Prostate cancer is mostly common in men over the age of 50 in Trinidad and Tobago. Because prostate cancer is treated successfully in its early stages, early discovery is vital. Doctors recommend that all men over 40 undergo annual prostate exams.
Sure signs of prostate problems?
Difficulty in urinating(difficulty in maintaining a steady flow)
A feeling that you have not emptied your bladder
How to prevent prostate problems?
Maintain a daily fluid intake of 8 to 12 glasses per day. This will help increase urination, which will help to maintain a clean urinary tract.
Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables. These include broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Fruits contain fructose, which is another prostate protecting food. These in apples, berries and watermelon. Tomatoes also seem to help in prostate diseases; they contain lycopene, which is said to help prevent prostate cancer.
Vitamin D and Vitamin E are antioxidants that may inhibit prostate cancer growth. Foods that contain Vitamin D are fish, milk, eggs, soy products and foods that contain Vitamin E are green leafy vegetables, nuts and fortified breakfast cereals. –