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10 Ways To Reduce The Risk Of Prostate Cancer

More and more men in Botswana are becoming victims of this type of cancer, henceforth awareness is needed. This type of cancer is common in men who are 40 years and older but the healthcare enlightenment is for everyone. There is no woman who does not know a man 40 years and above, be it a  father, uncle, brother, son, friend, neighbor, colleague. The following tips will help you to reduce the risk of you or your loved ones to be victims f prostate cancer.

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1. Nutrition.

Look at what you eat. 33% of all cancers, is related to what we eat. Red meat everyday triples your chances of prostate disease. Milk everyday doubles your risk. Not taking fruits / vegetables daily quadruples your risk. Tomatoes are very good for men  It has loads of lycopene. Lycopene is the most potent natural antioxidant.

2. Alcohol Consumption.

As men begin to have urinary symptoms associated with prostate enlargement, it is important they look at alcohol consumption. More fluid in means more fluid out
Drink less. Drink slowly.

3. Exercise.

Exercise helps build the muscle tone. Every man should exercise. Men over 40 should avoid high impact exercise like jogging. It puts pressure on the knees. Cycling is bad news for the prostate. We recommend brisk walking.

4. Sitting.

When we sit, two-third of our weight rests on the pelvic bones. Men who sit longer are more prone to prostate symptoms. Do not sit for long hours. Walk around as often as you can. Sit on comfortable chairs. We recommend a divided saddle chair if you must sit long hours.

5. Maintain A Healthy Weight.

 Men who are obese, a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher may have an increased risk of prostate cancer. If you are overweight or obese, work on losing weight. You can do this by reducing the number of calories you eat each day and increasing the amount of exercise you do.

6. Dressing.

Men should avoid tight underwear. It impacts circulation around the groin and heats it up a bit. While the physiological temperature is 37 degrees, the groin has an optimal temperature of about 33 degrees.
Pant is a no-no for men. Wear boxers.
Wear breathable clothing.

7. Smoking.

Avoid smoking. It affects blood vessels and impact circulation around the groin.

8. Sex.

Regular sex is good for the prostate. Celibates are more prone to prostate illness. While celibacy is a moral decision, it is not a biological adaptation. Your prostate gland is designed to empty its contents regularly.

10. Talk To Your Doctor About Your Risk.

 Some men have an increased risk of prostate cancer. For those with a very high risk of prostate cancer, there may be other options for risk reduction, such as medications. If you think you have a high risk of prostate cancer, discuss it with your doctor.

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