Don’t Let The Cold Weather Affect Your Prostate Health
As winter approaches and we get those first chilly days, you can almost feel the cold air going through your body and reminding your prostate that it is that time of the year again when things are about to get unpleasant. This is the time when you need to pay the most attention to your health and start with preventative measures way before the cold weather takes over the hot summer days. Start with keeping warm and getting all the things that you need to be warm at all times, especially down in the area of prostate gland and legs. Otherwise, exposure to cold air or wind can lead to worsening of your condition and leading to non-bacterial Prostatitis.
|FACT: Prolonged exposure of your legs and your prostate area to cold can aggravate the prostate related complications, and can lead to major pain and discomfort! You may want to try to avoid ice cold drinks, drink lots of hot tea or hot chocolate instead. Try not to stand in the cold for too long, especially if it is windy out. Do not sit on a cold surface – that is absolutely a NO. Do not get drenched in rain or snow and even if that happens, try to get rid of the wet cold clothes as fast as you can! Most important precaution of all however would be wearing a special kind of underwear, designed specifically to protect you from the cold – Thermal Underwear or commonly known as “long johns”.
Don’t let us scare you into staying at home all winter and cancelling your outdoor Christmas fun! There are a few simple ways to keep the cold at bay. Taking occasional dips in hot springs, going to sauna or steam room, a warm Sitz bath (the word ‘sitz’ means ‘sit’ in German) will make all the difference!
When we talk about Sitz bath, it is a hydrotherapeutic treatment for keeping your prostate region warm and cozy. It has been an age old treatment for increasing the blood flow in your prostate area. So keep these things in mind and enjoy the winter fun!
More on The Best Weapon Against Cold – Thermal Underwear
Since prostate is extremely prone to cold, you need to take extra good care of it during the winter, especially if you have chronic Prostatitis or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Cold causes the prostate gland to shrink (unnaturally) resulting in increase of the urethral pressure on the gland, which increases the urge to urinate and the frequency of urination. Cold reduces the water content of the body thereby dropping the rate of micturition and putting extra pressure on the entire excretory system including the prostate glands. This aggravates chronic Prostatitis and BPH, or if your condition is mild, if precautions are not taken a more chronic phase may develop.
If you think that just wearing jeans, a warm jacket, gloves and scarf will protect you from the effects of cold on your prostate, you are wrong! The cold air and wind will find a way to get in unless you are keeping the legs, hips and prostate gland areas extra warm and sealed. Regular clothing is usually not created with Prostatitis condition in mind! If you are suffering from Prostatitis or BPH, remember you need you be extra careful! Once again, you need to wear special clothing like Thermal Underwear aka “Long Johns”, that is made specifically to help protect you from the cold.
Normal underwear we use is not enough to protect the prostate gland as cold creeps through the linen fibers and gets in contact with the body parts. Thermal Underwear, on the other hand, contains extra thickness that protects your body. They are made from a ‘wicking’ material that helps the moisture to spread evenly and dry up quickly without affecting the body! This protective clothing helps insulate the body by creating a small space of air next to the skin and therefore extra warmth, which is much needed for your prostate.
Best Thermal Underwear – Dual Layer Thermal Longs®
Based on user feedback we have selected the best and most effective thermal underwear on the market. Dual Layer Thermal Longs® – offers a soft inner layer of blended cotton and polyester next to your skin. The outer layer is a blend of cotton and polyester which helps maintain warmth and durability. The key advantage of the Dual Layer Longs over other types of long johns is that an additional insulating barrier is created when the air is trapped between two layers, which offers additional protection against the wind and cold.
Dual Layer Thermal Longs® – Detailed Features:
2 layer construction for additional warmth
Guaranteed elastic waistband
Double panel front features no gap fly
Generous leg length
Flatlock stitching ensure comfortable fit
Cuffs reinforced with spandex for comfort and shape retention
Machine washable and dryable
Termal longs come in 4 sizes: S, M, L, XL as per chart below
|Waist in Inches
|US 30 – 32
|US 34 – 36
|US 38 – 40
|US 42 – 44