Prostate Health is something that men need to be more aware of as they age. This video takes a look at that topic focusing on alternative natural remedies. There are also additional resources at the end of the post. You should consult with your personal physician prior to using.
Natural Remedies For Prostate Health – Basics Of The Prostate
Knowing some of the basics of prostate health is important if you are going to take care of your prostate health. So first what is the prostate? The prostate is part of the reproductive system of males. It is a small walnut sized gland that is below the bladder in front of the rectum. The prostate surrounds the urethra which is a tube that carries urine out of the bladder. The prostate also helps the body create semen and carries the sperm when a male ejaculates.
Natural Remedies For Prostate Health – Enlarged Prostate
As most males begin to age their prostate gland typically begins to grow larger. This usually starts by the age of 40 and by the age of sixty the prostate gland could be the size of a lemon. This causes an issue since the prostate gland surrounds the urethra and will create a problem with urine flow. Some of the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate are:
Problems with urinating
Frequent need to urinate
A feeling that the bladder is not empty even though you have just urinated
Sudden urges to urinate
A starting and stopping of urinating
Having to force or strain in order to urinate
If you experience any of the above listed symptoms of an enlarged prostate you should consult with your personal physician.
Natural Remedies For Prostate Health – Treatments For An Enlarged Prostate
Some treatments for an enlarged prostate are:
Frequent checkups – When you reach your 40s and certainly by your 50s you should get regular checkups
Be aware that lifestyle changes might be necessary – Drinking less at night and especially prior to going to bed might be necessary. Avoiding caffeine and alcohol can be helpful.
Prescription medications – There are medications known as alpha-blockers and 5 alpha reductase inhibitors which can help.
Surgery – If all of the above does not work surgery might be the best option.
Natural Remedies For Prostate Health – Herbal and Natural Remedies – Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto have been used for centuries. The saw palmetto grows naturally in the Southeastern United States. Some studies show that it is effective for the treatment of an enlarged prostate. It is available in capsule form.
Natural Remedies For Prostate Health – Herbal And Natural Remedies – Nettle
Nettle is used to treat infections in the urinary tract. This can cause an enlarged prostate.
Natural Remedies For Prostate Health – Reduce Caffeine Intake
Avoiding drinks or foods that are high in caffeine can help in the treatment of an enlarged prostate. This should be done especially in the evenings as to reduce the need to urinate during the night. Drinking additional water during the day will also help.
Dr. Aaron Katz offers alternative natural remedies to keep the prostate healthy and treat prostate symptoms and conditions.
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