Men’s Health Month

Some men may experience prostate problems as they age, so it’s important to maximize the life of the prostate gland. Some symptoms indicate there may be a bigger problem and shouldn’t be ignored.

Common Symptoms:

  • Problems urinating: too often, unable to, weak, or interrupted flow, pain or burning while urinating. Blood in urine.
  • Pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs.
  • Only a doctor can confirm if any of your symptoms are a minor infection or something more serious.

How can you protect yourself?

  • Be active: not only does exercise benefit your prostate, but it’s great for your body.
  • Eat healthy: foods such as nuts, seafood, turkey, and raw onions can keep your prostate in good health.
  • Zinc: helps create male hormones. Zinc can be found in pumpkin, sesame, and sunflower seeds.
  • An adjustment in your diet might help keep your prostate healthy, but before changing your diet, it’s important to consult a physician.