Did you know 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime?
Prostate cancer is a severe disease for many adult men. It’s the second most common cancer in men worldwide, and the risk of developing it increases in older men and non-Hispanic Black men. The disease starts when cells begin to grow out of control in the prostate gland.
Since September is National Prostate Awareness Month for 2021, UZURI would like to share five prevention facts that have the potential to play a key role in preventing prostate cancer from forming and spreading in your body.
5 Prevention Facts for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2021
See Your Doctor
As an adult male, it’s essential to speak with your doctor about prostate exams and go for one regularly. Having an exam increases the chance of the doctor detecting any signs of prostate cancer early on in a curable stage. Also, if you notice any changes such as difficulty urinating, blood in urine, and discomfort in the pelvic region, inform your doctor immediately.
Regular exercise decreases your chances of developing severe medical problems such as heart disease, stroke, and certain types of cancer by helping you maintain a healthy weight. Excellent forms of exercise that increase your metabolism and boost your muscle mass include:
Smoking is terrible for your health as it’s tied to more aggressive forms of prostate cancer. According to Harvard Health Publishing, prostate cancer patients that smoked were twice as likely to die from the disease than nonsmokers. Also, the risk of the cancer spreading and metastasizing throughout the body increased 151%. So, the next time you pick up a cigarette, remember this.
Having a healthy diet is vital to living a healthy lifestyle. A 2014 study found that animal fats had the potential to increase prostate cancer in men. The study recommended that men replace certain animal-based fats with plant-based fats such as olive oil instead of butter and nuts or seeds instead of cheese.
Also, men should consume more green vegetables as they help break down cancer-causing substances and provide a nutrient-rich diet that has the potential to slow down cancer.
In addition to green vegetables, red-colored produce such as tomatoes and watermelon provides a powerful antioxidant known as lycopene. Men who consume red produce have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer.
Green tea and hibiscus tea have been shown to contain powerful antioxidants that help prevent prostate cancer. Men should opt for caffeine-free options as caffeine can irritate the prostate bladder. Also, to ensure your prostate is healthy, it’s important to drink plenty of water.
Celebrate Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2021 at UZURI
Join UZURI in shining a light on Prostate Cancer Awareness Month 2021 by educating your friends and family about the disease. If you’re a prostate cancer patient or survivor, relax your tired hands and feet at UZURI this month with a rejuvenating spa treatment that calms the senses and refreshes the skin. Book your appointment online today.