Natural Remedies For A Swollen Prostate
When men get older and start having to get up frequently at night to urinate, they are often on medications for other conditions they have developed while aging. Is this you? Would you then, prefer natural remedies for a swollen prostate?
Wouldn’t you love get a full night’s sleep again, every night?
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“When Japanese researchers ran studies on just one of the nutrients in Prosta-Vive BetaQ, they found:1
- Residual urine decreased by 92%
- Urine force and flow improved by 86%
- Need to urinate at night dropped by 85%
- The feeling of strain during urination dropped by 56%”
The Effects of Beta – Sitosterol on BHP and Prostate Health
by John Bradstreet
Many men will experience prostate problems over the course of their
lifetime. It is estimated that 50% of men over 40 experience some sort
of prostate symptoms and that depending on longevity that can go up to
95%. Some early symptoms of prostate disease are:
o Blood in the urine
o Urgent or frequent urination
o Burning feeling during urination
o Painful ejaculation
When first confronted with these symptoms it is a very frightening
experience. The word cancer or tumor itself has a very negative
connotation and for good reason. This brings fear and anxiety into
peoples lives. The good news is that many of the symptoms associated
with prostate cancer are also symptoms which are mimicked by a much less
serious condition called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BHP.
What is the Prostate
The prostate lies below the bladder which stores urine. It surrounds the
urethra which is the tube that urine flows through during evacuation.
The prostate is one of the 3 glands necessary for reproduction and
supplies about 15% of the total volume of semen. The exact function of
the prostate is still largely unknown but is believed to promote
survival of sperm cells by reducing acidity in the vagina.
What is BHP
Benign Prostaic Hyperplasis (BHP) is a condition that is also known as an
enlarged prostate. This occurs from an increase in the number of cells
in the prostate. This may occur in different parts of the prostate
leading to different prostate shapes. This is a common condition and in
no way associated with prostate cancer.
How can BHP be Treated
Now that we know what BHP is and what causes it, how can it be treated? For
many years it was treated by surgery. The most common surgical
procedure is trans urethral resection of the prostate gland (TURP).
While the majority of men undergoing this procedure reported improved
conditions it is not without it’s complications and needed to be
repeated in anywhere from 2-10% of men within 5 years.
Another treatment is through prescription drugs that also have a host of side effects.
More recently a number of patients have reported positive results by the
use of herbal remedies. For centuries ancient sages have were using saw
palmetto berries, stinging nettle, rye pollen, star grass and pumpkin
seeds to treat men with urological and prostate problems.
Century’s later scientific study has affirmed their importance in fighting these
Is Beta-sitosterol Effective in treating BHP
Beta-sitosterol is a micro nutrient found in the cells and cell membranes of oil
producing plants. It is a plant fat known as phytosterols. In this
natural state it is very hard for the body to incorporate. Plant sterols
were first described chemically in 1922. It was found that pumpkin
seeds contained high amounts of the Beta-sitosterol. In its dietary form
it is obtained from saw palmetto which contains very high levels of the
Since then there have been many blind studies that have proven its effectiveness in the treatment of BHP. We have summarized a few for you review.
A very intensive study done over 31 years and involving 2929 men published in 1998 vol. 280 of the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that strong extracts of saw palmetto containing high levels of Beta-sitosterol improves urological symptoms and improved flow rates.
One of the most important and well done studies was conducted by Dr. Berges of the University of Bochum in Germany and published in the Lancet, vol 345 (1995). This study was done using 200 men, half of who received a placebo over the course of one year and concluded that “Significant improvement in symptoms and urinary flow parameters show the effectiveness of beta-sitosterol in the treatment of BPH.”
Saw Palmetto – Health Benefits and Side Effects
by Sarah Bloomingston
History Of The Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto has been an active ingredient of several traditional
medicines. The aboriginal Americans used this entire fruit and its
extract as food and also for treatment of a variety of urinary and
reproductive ailments. The extract was also very popular with the
Mayans. They drank the fruit extract as an energy tonic. The Seminoles
used the Saw Palmetto as an expectorant and antiseptic.
Benefits Of Saw Palmetto
Saw Palmetto ingredients have excellent broncho-dilation and mucous
properties. They prevent irritation of mucous tissues and also keep the
bronchial tubes dilated. Irritative cough, chronic bacterial cough,
whooping cough, laryngitis, acute catarrh, asthma, tubercular laryngitis
and cough of phthisis pulmonalis are some of the pulmonary disease that
this herbal extract can provide relief from.
It has a positive impact on the digestive organs and boosts up appetite, digestion and nutrient absorption in the body.
The most prominent effect that the extract shows is on the prostate gland and sexual organs.
Effect On The Prostate
Before we take a look at the beneficial effects of the Saw Palmetto on the
prostate, we must understand the complications of the prostate.
The prostate gland is a walnut sized glad that secrets a seminal fluid to
nourish the semen in males. The urethra runs through the prostate and
when the prostate enlarges in size, it constricts the urethra and
disrupts urine flow.
The urine that gets held back in the bladder leads to serious UTIs.
It would be worthwhile to mention that the testosterone hormone gets converted into dihydrotestosterone [DHT] by the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme and this DHT binds with androgen receptors to cause hyperplasia [inflammation] of the prostate.
Ingredients in the Saw Palmetto extract act in two ways. They mimic the structure of DHT and block the androgen receptors, thereby preventing further inflation of the prostate. On the other hand they also inhibit the 5-alpha-reductase enzyme formation and eventually stop the conversion of testosterone into DHT [which is responsible for most prostate disorders].
That article is clinical in verbiage so, in a nutshell – those plant products showed positive results! 😀 Not just for men with swollen prostates, but for all people with inflamed allergic reactions.
More Natural Remedies For Prostate Health
Above is a list of ingredients in Dr. Al Sears’ new and improved Prosta-Vive BetaQ, the natural remedies for your swollen prostate.
While you could get all those nutrients yourself and take in combination or separately, here they are assembled for you, in one capsule per day.
Get Better Sleep
A healthy prostate will contribute to better sleep. For more information about that, you can CLICK TO this article, Insomnia Is Bad For Your Health.
Natural Treatments For The Enlarged Prostate
I think that men, even more than women are cautious about treatments for their reproductive gear. That is why I am recommending these safe and natural supplements for your enlarged prostate gland.
Have you tried natural supplements for your prostate or any health issues? Please do share! (use the comment box below).