What is BPH?
The prostate gland is male reproductive gland, which produce the fluid that carries sperm during ejaculation. Prostate is surrounding urethra trough witch urine passes out. In cases when prostate gland grows bigger, it starts to press urethra causing bladder and urination problems. This disorder is called Prostate Enlargement or Benign prostatic hyperplasia - BPH, and it occurs in almost all man in their older age.
Real causes of BPH are unknown, but there are some studies that connect BPH with aging and testicles. Most symptoms of BPH are related with urinating problems, sexual dysfunction, inability to empty the bladder altogether and frequent night urinating.
Based on the severity of your prostate problems, various treatments can be recommended, from medications, lifestyle changes, supplements and in some cases, even surgery. Large portion of man over 60 years shows symptoms, but most of them are mild, and home self-care prevention and treatment with some supplements are often enough.
Supplements, Medications and Self-Care for Prostate Problems
In the area of self-care, avoid alcohol and coffee altogether, if possible, as well as too many medications for cold and exercise regularly. Reduce stress and try to urinate on first urge. In case of prostate inflammation, antibiotics are prescribed, and in some cases hormone-based medications.
Alternative for medications can also be found in many herbs and vegetable oil, such as Saw Palmetto herb, which can prevent prostate enlargement. Also there are many supplements that you can use for your prostate problems. Just make sure to consult your doctor about dosage and instruction for use. It is recommended that you start to use these supplements for prostate problems early, while you are still healthy. That way you can avoid or postpone your prostate problems.
You should take daily vitamins D, E and especially B and for your prostate health. Vitamins B can successfully regulate hormones in the body and prevent prostate problems. Also using fructose from fresh fruit can reduce risk of prostate cancer, and it is also good for overall health.
Lycopene is another supplement very useful in fighting the prostate problems, and it can be found in foods such as watermelons, pasta, tomatoes, ketchup, pink grapefruit, and guavas. Lycopene helps to fight off prostate cancer and when eaten, it deposits itself into your prostate gland and other organs.
Selenium is a mineral nutrient essential to prostate health. Regular selenium intake may reduce the risk of prostate cancer.
Zinc can be found in pumpkin seeds, and not having enough of zinc in your daily diet affects the prostate’s health, since the prostate gland uses zinc more than the rest of the body.