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Men, Here Are 12 Better Bicycle Seats For Your Prostate

By    |   Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 11:35 AM

Prostate problems might develop for men due to bouncing or sitting for long periods of time on a bicycle. Certain bicycle seats put pressure on the groin area, but manufacturers now design seats to prevent irritation to the prostate.

Men over the age of 50 face increased risks of prostate problems, including inflammation of the prostate, known as prostatitis. Long hours of bike riding may even contribute to prostatitis for men prone to inflammation, according to Prostate.net. Trying out different types of bicycle seats to find one that is comfortable could help.

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Here are 12 bicycle seats that help avoid pressure to the prostate area while biking:

1. A wider seat instead of a narrow seat may provide protection, according to the Houston Chronicle.

2. Use a seat with a cutout to ease pressure on the perineum, which surrounds the genital and anal areas. It may only partially protect the area, depending on your symptoms or where the discomfort occurs.

3. Noseless saddles avoid the groin area and support the pelvic area with no pressure on the perineum, according to Livestrong. The saddle has two separate pads or a single saddle without extending between the thighs.

4. Angle the seat so it is not tilted upward to take pressure off the groin.

5. Adjust the height of the seat to make your legs slightly bend at the bottom of the pedal stroke.

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6. Grooved seats reduce compression and allow better space than standard seats to merge more properly with your body and avoid pressure on the prostate region.

7. Seats with holes cut out and a cutaway at the back can prevent friction.

8. Split saddles offer two sections, leaving no central area to avoid pressure on the groin area.

9. Soft seats with gel avoid the pressure from bouncing.

10. Soft seats with additional padding may prevent irritation.

11. Seats with a soft central area may lessen the pressure.

12. Seats that force you to sit in an upright position protect the prostate area.

Other ways to prevent or relieve prostate problems from bike riding include changing your position while riding. Men can do this by adding bar ends to the handlebars that help change the height of your body.

Take frequent breaks while cycling or stand on the pedals whenever possible. Wearing padded shorts while biking might help avoid problems.

This article is for information only and is not intended as medical advice. Talk with your doctor about your specific health and medical needs.

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