A local volunteer at Oviedo Medical Center recently found himself as a patient after suffering from a persistent UTI and prostate infection. Roger Branson originally was diagnosed with a swollen prostate in November, but after returning from vacation, he developed additional urological issues. Since being treated at the hospital, Branson is currently on his way to recovery.
Men over the age of 50 may start experiencing prostate and other urological problems, including prostate cancer, enlarged prostate due to benign prostate hyperplasia or prostatitis. To prevent these types of issues, it is recommended men follow a healthy lifestyle.
Top tips to promote prostate health:
· Eat the right foods. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats can help protect the prostate. Recommended foods include salmon, berries, tomatoes and broccoli, which provide the healthy fates and antioxidants necessary to promote a healthy prostate.
· Drink plenty of water, but avoid fluids late in the evening to reduce nighttime urination.
· Manage stress.
· Exercise and lose weight, if needed.
· Quit smoking.