Mr Lanre Alege, a Pharmacist at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH) has recommended that regular sex and exercise can minimise the risk of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH).
Alege said this while delivering a lecture entitled “Minimising the Risk of BPH” at the monthly Keep Fit Exercise for members of staff of the UITH held at the Kwara Stadium.
He said “The prostate gland is a secretary gland in the male reproductive organ which is a disease common in men aged 50 and above.
“Frequent urination, especially at night, reduces or weakens the flow of urine, difficulty or hesitation in starting urine or holding urine or feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder after urination.
“Consumption of red meat everyday triples the chances for prostate disease. Milk intake everyday also doubles the risk while not taking fruits and vegetables multiply the risk.
“Men should avoid tight under wear, as it impacts on circulation around the groin and heat up a bit. Regular sex is good for the prostate.”
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non cancerous growth of the prostate gland. 50 per cent of men in their 60s and about 80 per cent of those in their 80s suffered from BPH.