While the prostate gland in males may only be the size of a walnut, it packs a punch, so to speak in all that it does. An important part of both the male reproductive and urinary systems, fluid produced by the prostate supplies part of the seminal fluid that mixes with sperm, while the male urethra runs through the middle of the prostate and is responsible for carrying both urine and semen out of the body.
Given the important role the prostate plays in the body, for males, looking after your prostate health, especially as you age is important.
Age can be a factor in an increase in urinary symptoms. In fact, more than 50% of males experience slight lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) by the age of 50, with the incidence increasing around 10% per decade, with up to 90% of males experiencing symptoms by the age of 85.
Common LUTS symptoms can include:
- Urinating more often
- Waking in the night to urinate
- Changes to everyday workings of the bladder
While LUTS can cause mild annoyance, there’s plenty you can do to look after your prostate health, especially as you age. Here’s just a few of our top tips for supporting prostate health.
Top 3 tips for prostate health
There is an abundance of evidence to demonstrate the positive effects exercise has on prostate health. From improving general quality of life, to improving muscle function including muscles of the urinary system.
High levels of stress increase the hormone cortisol in the body. Cortisol influences both inflammatory process as well as the amount of testosterone the body produces. In fact, cortisol works as a kryptonite to testosterone – the more cortisol the less testosterone – one hormone essential for male prostate health.
Eat for a healthy prostate
There are indeed nutrients specific for the prostate. Nutrients like lycopene found in tomatoes, zinc found in shellfish and red meat and even Cranberry, found to be beneficial for urinary health in both males and females due to the presence of powerful proanthocyanins.
Herbs of Gold Prostate Pro has been formulated to support a healthy prostate and help maintain healthy prostate function. It contains the nutrients lycopene, selenium and zinc in combination with clinically trialled Flowens™ and a conifer phytosterol complex, Phytopin®.
Flowens™ and Phytopin® support urinary tract health in males, supporting healthy urine output and relieving urinary frequency in males who may be looking for some extra urinary support.
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 Vidlar, A., Student, V., Vostalova, J., Fromentin, E., Roller, M., & Simanek, V. (2016). Cranberry fruit powder (Flowens™) improves lower urinary tract symptoms in men: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. World Journal of Urology, 34(3), 419-424.