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Supporting Your Prostate Health

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Supporting Your Prostate Health

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer that affects American men. In fact, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. With such shockingly high statistics, it’s important to do your part to look after your prostate health to prevent the development of this chronic health condition.

Read on to learn more about how you can make positive lifestyle adjustments to reduce your risk of developing prostate cancer and promote prostate health.

Get Regular Exercise

Studies have shown that overweight or obese people are at an increased risk of developing advanced prostate cancer or prostate cancer that is more likely to become fatal. To combat this risk factor, it is recommended that you lead a physically active lifestyle and maintain a healthy weight.

Eat a Prostate-Friendly Diet

Like many other areas of your physical health, your diet directly impacts your prostate's health and function. It is essential that you eat a variety of fruits and vegetables to ensure that you are getting all of your body's essential nutrients. IT is also recommended that you limit your intake of the following:

  • Red meats
  • Processed foods and preservatives
  • Added sugars
  • Dairy products

Quit Smoking

Like most other forms of cancer, smoking, and using tobacco products puts you at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer. Quitting smoking reduces your risk of developing or dying from prostate cancer that would otherwise be caused by smoking.

Urological Care in Bishop, CA

At Northern Inyo Healthcare District, our team of urologists has the expertise and knowledge necessary to diagnose and treat issues of the urinary tract and system, including the kidneys and bladder, as well as male reproductive organs. From simple UTI’s to prostate cancer, we’re here to help.

For more information about the Urology services at Northern Inyo Healthcare District or to schedule an appointment, call (760) 873-2080.