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Tips for Boosting Prostate Health

Are you worried about the health of your prostate? With 50% or more of men over 60 and 90% by age 80 having an enlarged prostate and 1 in 8 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, you have a good reason!

Board-certified radiologists Dr. Andrew Doe and Dr. Michelle Maneevese at Alate Health in Houston, Texas, offer safe and effective prostate artery embolization (PAE) for men struggling with the unpleasant symptoms of an enlarged prostate.  

Our providers also want to help you do what you can to keep your prostate as healthy as possible so you can avoid prostate problems as much as possible. We’ve curated this helpful guide with our top tips for boosting prostate health. Keep reading to learn more! 

1. Center your meals around veggies

Veggies are chock-full of the vitamins and antioxidants your prostate needs to stay healthy. Instead of piling on the meat and starchy carbs, make vegetables like spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli the heart of your meal.   

Be sure to include fruits with lycopene in your diet. Add tomatoes to your sandwiches and salads, and start your day with mouth-watering, lycopene-rich fruits like guava, watermelon, papaya, and pink grapefruit. 

Eating more plants also helps you maintain a healthy body weight, which is another key to prostate health.

2. Eat (more) soy

Soy is a superfood for your prostate. By incorporating whole soy, like tofu, soy nuts, soybeans (edamame), and soy milk in your diet, you can protect your prostate’s health with the power of isoflavones. 

This essential nutrient is also found in legumes, like chickpeas, lentils, peanuts, and alfalfa sprouts. Try swapping out your usual protein with soy or legumes to boost your prostate’s health. 

3. Enjoy your coffee

While you shouldn’t overdo the amount of coffee you drink, having a few cups of joe in the morning has been linked to a lower risk of aggressive and fatal prostate cancers. While scientists are still researching the effect of coffee on the prostate, studies have found that 3 cups of java are linked to an 11% decrease in fatal prostate cancer development. 

4. Get physical

Exercise and a healthy diet go hand in hand for protecting your prostate. Not only does an active lifestyle help reduce your risk of prostate cancer, but regular exercise has also been associated with a lower risk of benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, and urinary tract infections. 

5. Talk to your provider

Talking to your doctor is one of the best ways to boost your prostate health. Your provider can recommend a screening schedule, discuss your risk factors, and evaluate your diet and lifestyle to recommend changes that may help your prostate health. 

The team at Alate Health specializes in minimally invasive treatments for BPH. If you have any signs of BPH, contact our team to learn about your treatment options. BPH symptoms include:

If you find yourself struggling with the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, the team at Alate Health in Houston can help. Schedule a consultation by calling 713-893-0650 or request an appointment online now!

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