So many men are concerned when they begin to experience urinary tract issues. They think this may be a serious prostate condition. Honestly this may just be BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia). BPH is commonly a benign growth found in men. It is not prostate cancer. BPH is the swelling of the prostate and it is a chronic condition. It is associated with the lower urinary tract symptoms and affects about 50% of men over 60.
We spoke to many prostate health experts and are happy to report we are ready to bust some prostate health myths…
MYTH 1 – If You Aren’t Experiencing Any Symptoms You Don’t Have A Prostate Disease.
FACT: Other prostate diseases are not the same as BPH. The majority of men that are diagnosed with serious prostate diseases didn’t experience any severe symptoms.
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) which is an enlarged prostate, affects the area of the prostate known as the transitional zone. More serious prostate illnesses affect the peripheral zone. The transitional zone is where the urine runs through and this is why an enlarged prostate usually causes urinary issues.
Serious Prostate issues usually cause symptoms only after it spreads to other areas of the body, for example your bladder or bones. Regular screening for prostate diseases should be a routine part of your life.
MYTH 2 – You Don’t Have To Worry About Prostate Disease If You Don’t Have A Family History Of Prostate Disease
FACT: Many men develop prostate disease with no family history of prostate disease. So no family history does not mean he won’t develop it himself. Family history does raise a man’s risk of developing prostate disease.
MYTH 3 – Your Medical Provider Advised That Your Enlarged Prostate Won’t Cause Issues So You Don’t Need To Treat It.
FACT: You should seek consultation with a specialist such as a urologist. Do not ignore your symptoms. If you do ignore your symptoms your bladder will need to work overtime to push out your urine. Over time, this may cause your bladder to not function properly.
MYTH 4: You Can’t Do Anything About Your Prostate Issues Because That Is Normal With Old Age.
FACT: It is definitely true that 50% of men already developed an enlarged prostate by the time they reach 60. But it is not true that you can’t do anything about it. Changing your daily eating and exercise habits will definitely help support your prostate and adding in a daily prostate supplement, such as ProstaGenix to your routine will as well. ProstaGenix recently won yet another award for its overwhelmingly dominant results over 11 different products in the independent tests by ConsumerLab.com. Consumer Lab busted some prostate health myths and found that not only did ProstaGenix have the highest levels of beta-sitosterol, but that it was also the least expensive per mg of all the brands tested.