Until something goes wrong, men are mostly clueless about their prostate. This complex gland is vital to men’s health and procreation.
Do you know the ten functions of the prostate?
Here they are:
As men age, prostate issues can arise: prostate cancer, enlargement of the prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and inflammation or prostatitis.
Every 18 Minutes a Man Dies from Prostate Cancer. It’s the second leading cause of death by cancer for American men. Presently, 2.9 million American men are living with prostate cancer and just to put that number into perspective - that’s the population of Chicago! It’s estimated another 165,000 men will be diagnosed in 2018. However, early detection and new treatment methods offer a five-year survival rate of nearly 100 percent.
Nearly half of all men carry latent cancerous cells in their prostate by mid-life. For some, cells remain small and dormant with no effect. On the downside, other men are hit with life threatening tumors. While the cause of prostate cancer is still a mystery, risk factors are clear:
Middle-aged men are more concerned about prostate enlargement, aka benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By the time a man is in his 50s and 60s, a noticeably enlarged prostate gland can block the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder out of the body. BPH may cause difficulty urinating, frequent urges to urinate at night, or a feeling the bladder is not completely empty after urinating.
Painful Inflammation, or Prostatitis Commonly Affects Men Under Age 50. Pain around the prostate can result from bacterial infection, urinary tract infection, or nerve damage due to surgery or trauma. Each situation demands immediate medical attention to insure proper diagnosis and treatment.
So what can be done?
Luckily to support a healthy prostate, QOL offers ProstaCell®, formulated by Dr. Aaron E. Katz, a noted clinical investigator, author of Dr. Katz’s Guide to Prostate Health and presently Chairman of Urology at NYU Winthrop Hospital. This dual-action supplement protects prostate cells and supports a strong urinary flow.*
Prostate health is influenced by risk factors outside of our control -- increasing age, race, and family genetics. But we can change habits and make better lifestyle choices. Consider what you eat, be more physically active, maintain a healthy weight, get regular physical exams and limit exposure to known toxins like tobacco, alcohol and unprotected UV radiation.
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