Prostate Health: Men’s Health Week
If you don’t know what your prostate is or what it does, you’re certainly not alone: most men don’t. But it’s time to get educated! The prostate is a small organ approximately the size of a walnut. It lies below the bladder (where urine is stored) and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder. The prostate plays a key role in proper sexual function and also helps protect against bladder infections.
June 11-17 is Men’s Health Week. We’ve talked about keeping your heart healthy – and now we’re focusing on prostate health.
More than 50% of men in their 60s and as many as 90% in their 70s and beyond have symptoms of an enlarged prostate (also called BPH). And, more than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life. Each year more than 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 will die from it. Prostatitis, a painful infection of the prostate gland, is also an issue for men of all ages and affects 35% of men aged 50 and older.
But there are some things you can do to keep your prostate healthy. No matter what, exercise regularly, eat more fruits and vegetables and don’t smoke. That advice is good for your overall health, too!
Prostate Health: Get Checked
Visit your doctor and get regular prostate exams. Get a PSA blood test and digital rectal exam each year, starting at age 50. Also – let your doctor know if you have a family history of prostate cancer, because you’ll want to start those tests at age 45. Having a father or brother with the disease more than doubles your risk of developing prostate cancer.
Prostate Health: What Are You Eating?
What you eat can have a big impact on your prostate health. Along with eating more fruits and vegetables, consider adding more soy to your diet. Tofu, soy nuts, soy flour or powders are good sources to consider. Also, look for foods that are high in selenium – it’s a mineral that has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate cancer. Those foods include wheat germ, tuna, eggs, sunflower and sesame seeds and garlic. Zinc is also known for nutritionally supporting the prostate. Zinc can be found naturally in oysters, sesame seeds, low fat roast beef, veal liver, dark chocolate and peanuts.
Another great way to get more selenium and zinc is through Eniva® Men’s Fx™. Not only does this innovative natural supplement contain these minerals, it also contains other powerful nutrients. More and more doctors are recommending the daily use of a nutritional supplement for protecting the normal function of the prostate.*
The Eniva Men’s Fx formula is a science-based men’s health nutraceutical that is doctor formulated with natural ingredients to:
- Support the health and size of the aging male prostate*
- Support healthy urinary flow and normal urinary frequency*
- Promote healthy bladder function*
- Promote hormonal balance in testosterone and DHT pathways.*
- Support sexual health*
As an added bonus – Eniva’s Men’s FX also encourages healthy hair follicles and male hormonal balance and provides nutritive support for hair growth, fullness and strength.*
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Any research referred to in this article is not meant to be interpreted as research results involving specific Eniva products.
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