Question: What is Prostate Enlargement, who does it affect and what are the symptoms.
17 September, 2008 – 14:11
Answer: Enlargement of the prostate is a common condition in men over 50. It is symptoms include, frequently needing to urinate and a weak urinary stream and difficulty initiating a urine stream although your bladder feels full. Other indications are pain or discomfort in the urinary tract, blood in the urine and a loss of libido.
Prostate cancer also causes these symptoms, so if you have experienced two or more consult your GP.
The actual enlargement is caused by the over production of DHT, a hormone found in testosterone. There are various natural remedies, which combat this hormone’s effect and improve enlargement symptoms, but not cancer.
Saw Palmetto contains fatty acids and plant sterols that help inhibit DHT.
To improve urinary flow you can try nettle root extract as it has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect on prostate tissue.
Pumpkinseed oil has been shown to inhibit the growth of the prostate and zinc helps build healthy testosterone. Vitamin B6 is also essential for the prostate as it helps the absorption of Zinc and Vitamin D.
Many of these herbal remedies have been combined in one simple supplement called Prostanol.
If you are worried about an enlarged prostate you should definitely go and see your doctor first and he will be able to tell you more and make sure you get the correct treatment.