The prostate is a powerful gland and can cause a range of health problems.
It is responsible for about half of all cases of prostate cancer.
There are a range to different types of treatments available, and some are effective but not always safe.
It can also cause side effects including swelling and pain.
Here are a few ways to help improve the health of your prostate.
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How to make sure it’s safe for you?
What to expect when you first start:The key is to start with gentle pressure, not intense.
Do not try to do anything too hard.
Your prostate needs to recover, heal and be able to move normally again.
The aim of prostate massage is to get the prostate’s natural balance back to normal and then use gentle pressure and a variety of treatments to improve your health.
For some men, prostate massage may be beneficial.
For others, it may not.
There is no evidence that it causes any long-term health problems, although some men may be more sensitive to certain chemicals in the prostate.
It is important to remember that prostate massages do not cure prostate cancer, but they may help relieve some of the symptoms of the disease.
If you do decide to try prostate massagers, remember that they may not be suitable for everyone.
The most common side effects of prostate massaging include soreness, swelling, redness, pain and tenderness.
You may have some discomfort or pain.
If this is the case, it is important you consult your doctor or a healthcare professional before trying prostate massage.
If you have symptoms of pain or discomfort, you may need to see a doctor.
You should also consider taking part in a regular physical activity programme, such as walking, cycling, jogging or swimming.
Your doctor may also recommend you take a test to check if your prostate gland is healthy.
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