Prostate Health Facts

10 Surprising Facts About Prostate Health That Every Man Needs To Know!

June is Men’s Health Month which gives us an opportunity to raise awareness of the prostate gland and its function. All men are born with one but few know what it does. This is a sponsored post courtesy of Flomentum Health. Flomentum offers the only USP Verified Saw Palmetto Extract to support healthy prostate and urinary function.

The male prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and is a male reproductive organ. The prostate is located below the bladder and surrounds the urethra. The prostate’s function is to produce a fluid that will nourish sperm cells and together makes up semen. The muscles of the prostate gland also ensure that semen is pushed through the penis during ejaculation. With age, the prostate will often become enlarged.

1. Only 1 in 4 men know the primary function of the prostate gland.

According to a survey by the European Association of Urology, men know surprisingly little about their prostate gland. This is alarming considering that 40% of men over 60 have an enlarged prostate.

The study went further to find that only 13% of men will actually discuss their prostate issues with a family member or friend in an effort to get more information.

“Whilst it does grow slowly as men grow older, only one in 6 (17%) respondents correctly stated that the symptoms relating to an enlarged prostate are not a “normal” sign of aging.”

European Association of Urology (EAU)

2. The prostate is a sexual organ.

The prostate gland is a sexual organ. Its primary function is to produce the fluid that nourishes the sperm and the prostate muscles help to transport the seminal fluid during ejaculation.  

The prostate boosts sexual activity and is dependent on testosterone to be able to function. No one knows for sure what causes an enlarged prostate but hormone imbalances are thought to be the cause of prostate issues in men. High estradiol levels in men can result in increased proliferation of the prostate gland.

3. It is the size of a walnut.

The prostate starts out the size of a walnut and often enlarges as men age. It weighs about an ounce and is approximately 1.5 inches long. As a man reaches his 40s it can be the size of an apricot.  And by his 60s it can be as big as a lemon. Because the prostate gland tends to grow larger with age, it may squeeze the urethra and cause problems when passing urine. 

4. The prostate can affect urination.

The prostate wrapped around your urethra, a tube that carries out urine and semen in the penis. As men age, it is not uncommon for them to have to experience an enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).which can put pressure on the urethra.

This condition can have a big impact on a man’s quality of life.  Some of the symptoms are increased urinary frequency and reduced urinary flow.  This can be especially troubling if it prevents a man from getting a good night’s sleep. 

Men may experience frequent urination, sudden urgency to go, and a weaker urinary flow.

5. Over 30 million men are affected by prostate issues.

Age is a factor when if comes to prostate issues.  It is estimated that well over 30 million men in the US over the age of 50 have some form of prostate issues. The 3 most common types of prostate issues are:

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate is the most common problem in men over 50. More than 60% of men over age 60 and more than 80% of men over the age of 80 have BPH. Often the urinary symptoms can be treated with dietary supplements like Saw Palmetto oil extract, changes in diet, prescription medications and surgery.
  • Prostatitis is the painful inflammation of the prostate and is most common in men under 50. Only 8% of men are affected by this condition and it can be treated fairly quickly with antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
  • Prostate Cancer is more frequently diagnosed in older men with over 200,000 diagnoses each year. 30,000 men die from the disease annually. It is thought that over 50% of men over 70 years of age may have prostate cancer. 

5. Prostate cancer can run in the family.

Prostate cancer in the most common type of cancer facing men in the US.  Evidence suggest that genetics may impact your risk of prostate cancer.  If your father, grandfathers, uncles, or brothers have been diagnosed with prostate cancer are at higher risk then you may be at higher risk than men with no family history of this disease.  However, that doesn’t mean you can relax.  Prostate cancer is common and can affect any man. 

6. It protects your sperm.

The fluid produced by the prostate nourishes and protects sperm.  The prostate gland also filters and removes toxins to help keep your sperm healthy. This is important for reproduction because it allows the sperm to live longer and be more mobile.

7. Saw Palmetto Oil Extract may provide benefits.

Naturally sourced supplement’s like saw palmetto oil extract can help maintain a healthy prostate and urinary function. Flomentum Saw Palmetto extract is first and only USP Verified Saw Palmetto extract on the market today.  This ensures you are getting a pure, potent, and quality product.

Saw Palmetto Oil Extract has long been used by men to support urinary and prostate health, including reducing frequent urination. But choosing a high-quality Saw Palmetto supplement, like Flomentum, is important to see results.

8. Green tea may help the prostate.

Japanese and Chinese men have a lower incidence of prostate and green tea is thought to be one reason why. Both hibiscus and green tea contain potent antioxidants. Studies show that green tea may help prevent prostate cancer from forming and may also slow the growth of aggressive prostate cancer.

9. Annual check-ups are vital in maintaining prostate health.

Staying on top of your prostate health is imperative.  Prostate enlargement, the most common prostate issue, can have a big impact on a man’s quality of life.  Some of the symptoms are increased urinary frequency and reduced urinary flow.  This can be especially troubling if it prevents a man from getting a good night’s sleep.  If a man has symptoms, it is important that he see a doctor to rule out something more serious, like prostate cancer.

A few symptoms of prostate issues that warrant a visit to your physician.

  • Frequent urge to urinate.
  • The need to get up many times during the night to urinate.
  • Blood in urine or semen.
  • Pain or burning urination.
  • Painful ejaculation.
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs.

10. Lifestyle changes will help you to support your prostate.

  • In general, a heart-healthy diet will also be good for a man’s prostate. This includes eating green, leafy vegetables which are full of important vitamins and antioxidants for your prostate. 
  • Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, including your prostate health. Stay active!

Every man should take care of their prostate… especially as they get older. 

Get an annual checkup.  One of the best ways to manage prostate health is to get an annual checkup especially as you age.  Men can be stubborn about getting annual check-ups, but it is an essential way to maintain health

Consider supplements. Nutraceuticals, like Flomentum saw palmetto oil extract, can help maintain a healthy prostate and urinary function. The supplement that my husband and I trust is Flomentum.  It is the first and only USP Verified supplement in the USA.  That way you know it is pure, potent, and of high quality.   My husband Jack has experienced great benefits reducing his urinary frequency with Flomentum.

The prostate is a remarkable gland that plays a crucial role in a man’s quality of life.  Whether you have a problem yet or not, there are things a man can do keep his prostate healthy and enjoy life.

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62 responses to “10 Surprising Facts About Prostate Health That Every Man Needs To Know!”

  1. Jane Avatar

    I’m not surprised about the percentage of men discussing their prostate issues. Perhaps not being educated well enough on that topic?

    What a great post! This is something we all should be aware so we can educate our love ones and friends. I might have to ask my husband about this as well. We’re not getting any younger.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I was just talking to a friend of mine about it and her husband has symptoms and keeps saying he is fine even though she knows he is not. I think the more we talk about the better it will get.

  2. Melissa Jones Avatar
    Melissa Jones

    Good info!

  3. KENDRA Avatar

    Great informative post! It’s so important to get regular check ups!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes, we agree. So many men wait until they are uncomfortable.

  4. Carrie Beaton Avatar
    Carrie Beaton

    This is great information for men of all ages! Thanks for putting this together!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for stopping by, Carrie!

  5. Annette Avatar

    This is such an important topic for men and women as we age. Thanks for sharing these tips to keep our loved ones healthy.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Annette! We agree … awareness is the first step for people to take action concerning their prostate health!

  6. Suzan Avatar

    Such great info & reminders to keep vigilant!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks, Suzan! I am glad it was helpful!

  7. Debbie Avatar

    Very informative!

  8. Cindy Moore Avatar
    Cindy Moore

    Great informative post! I hope it increases awareness in men for the need to take care of this important organ.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks Cindy! Us too!

  9. Erica Avatar

    Very interesting! My father has polyps and has to get checked often. Thank you for bringing awareness

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      You’re welcome! It is my pleasure.

  10. Jaci Avatar

    Thank you for the great information!!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for visiting Jaci!

  11. Jessica Avatar

    Great job with this informative post. You are absolutely right about the importance of prostate health and I don’t think it’s talked about enough.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you so much, Jessica! It is such an important topic.

  12. Barbara Avatar

    Great info! I appreciate the ideas for preventative maintenance issues.

  13. Lora Avatar

    I’ll be sure to nag my hubby to get his annual exam and have his prostate checked. Thanks for this invaluable information and advice!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome to hear Lora!

  14. Linda Egeler Avatar
    Linda Egeler

    Okay ladies, let’s all show this to our husbands!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes, Linda! Awesome idea!

  15. Sara Avatar

    Great information to be aware of. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Angela Avatar

    Annual prostate check up are absolutely a must!

  17. Stephanie Veach Avatar
    Stephanie Veach

    Thank you for sharing this. I never thought about it before but it is great information to pass to my Dad who is over 70 himself.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! I hope it helps, Stephanie!

  18. Suz Avatar

    Thanks for this. When I got to your blog post, I went down the rabbit hole looking at everything, and signed up for your newsletter. Nicely done!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks, Suz! I am so flattered. Welcome!

  19. Leeandra Avatar

    Very informative. Thanks for the information.

  20. Alexis Farmer Avatar
    Alexis Farmer

    When I was working in home healthcare I always had to educate my patients on this, super important!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Wow! That is awesome Alexis. I am sure you helped many men!

  21. Sydney Delong Avatar
    Sydney Delong

    Great information! I should share with my husband so he can be aware as he gets older!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! it is so important to stay on top of this issue.

  22. Danielle Ardizzone Avatar
    Danielle Ardizzone

    I literally knew NONE of these facts! Very informative post without being too heavy on the medical terminology.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I did not either until a friend had a PSA test that came back too high. Then I realized my own husband had a problem. Important info!

  23. Eva Keller Avatar
    Eva Keller

    Good to know! My husband just turned 50 this year and I want to keep him feeling young as long as possible. I’m glad he really enjoys green tea and that we eat a lot of veggies at dinner every night. It looks like he’s on a pretty good preventative path, though I’m sure there is plenty room for improvement.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is awesome! I drink green tea every day too. It makes a difference!

  24. Jennifer Avatar

    I never really thought about this area, I guess because I am not a man. It does bring up some questions that i need to address with my husband. Thank You for this information.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! My husband had no idea why he had to go to the bathroom all the time. It is so simple!

  25. Bonnie Avatar

    I know very little about this subject but it was very educational and I think I need to remind my husband to get regular check ups.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      My husband really struggles with that as well. There are aggressive cancers that need to be diagnosed early.

  26. Laura Lee Avatar
    Laura Lee

    Thank you for this! My husband has an enlarged prostate – at 53 and it’s something we’re keeping an eye on. Too many men are afraid of the exam because of the invasiveness. I think we women are used to invasive procedures so it doesn’t seem like a big deal to us, but the exam can save their lives.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! I agree. The dread that comes over my husband’s face lol. But it needs to happen.

  27. Charlene Avatar

    My step-father passed away in November from prostate cancer. Before that, I had never really paid attention to prostates, but for my husband’s sake, I try to keep up on health issues related to this now.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am so sorry for your loss. I am glad you are keeping your husband in mind now.

  28. Holly Avatar

    Great information! Prostate health is so important and everyone men and women should understand about it!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree! Often women will notice the symptoms before their husband knows there is an issue.

  29. Douglas Jasper Avatar
    Douglas Jasper

    Very informative and important information.

  30. Lisa Manderino Avatar
    Lisa Manderino

    Such useful information! It is great to be informed.

  31. Yvette Avatar

    Good article. Why is it that women always read these things for men. LOL. Good info. Thank you!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      LOL Because we love our men! My husband knows nothing!

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