Prostate Health

  1. We always hear about womens health, men I've got you covered.
The prostate is a chestnut-shaped organ no larger than a walnut. The prostate is a part muscular, part grandular organ that is located below the bladder, next to the rectum (Thanks A&P class) It surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that runs from the bladder to the tip of the penis.🍆 If the prostate becomes inflamed, it squeezes the urethra and bladder & kidney infections can occur. The prostate is directly relates to fertility. I learned this personally after speaking with a male urologist. This is because it produces and secretes semen, that is vital for sperm mobility.
Signs of prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) includes:
Painful urination, waking up from sleep to urinate, pain upon sitting, difficulty emptying the bladder, chills, fever and even lower back pain.

Changing your diet and herbal remedies can help. Luckily I do both  Be sure to eat lots of vegetables. Also incorporate turmeric, ginger and medicinal herbs like echinacea when seasoning your food. Sugar and alcohol often worsen symptoms.
There are several foods you can snack on such as pumpkin seeds, almomds and cucumbers that will help alleviate prostatitis. Be sure to get get calcium, magnesium and zinc in your diet. Ask your doctor to check your levels by doing a lab test. If your levels are low consider taking supplements.

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