Jan de Vries discusses Prostate Problems
Many men over the age of 50 have an enlarged prostate. Unfortunately, this type of problem can be very embarrassing, as an external examination is not possible due to the location of the prostate. It is found just below the bladder, and just behind the front wall of the rectum. Overcoming the embarrassment factor and asking the doctor for advice is essential to ensure that there is no serious underlying cause.
Swelling of the prostate gland, known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), can be aggravating to live with. Urgency and frequent urination particularly in the middle of the night, poor or painful urine flow and dribbling are common symptoms. Once you have been checked medically and had a confirmed diagnosis of BPH you may wish to consider a herbal remedy to ease the flow of urine and reduce the swelling - Saw Palmetto – which, traditionally, is known to help to reduce benign prostate enlargement.
Prostate trouble is not unlike hardening of the arteries in that it is a condition brought on by the ageing of the body and since this process is almost certainly unavoidable you must remember that removing the problem once does not mean that it cannot crop up again. By using the appropriate remedies and precautions you can support nature in it’s own healing efforts and prevent the trouble from recurring as far as is possible.
Cutting your daily carbohydrate (bread, pasta, potatoes, sugar and sweets) and saturated fat (oily meats such as pork, beef and lamb) calorie intake will help keep weight in check, help protect your general health and stave off prostate disease. Reducing your alcohol consumption and stopping smoking will also help.