Archive for category Prostate Health
Most men over the age of 60 suffer from an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It does not necessarily indicate prostate cancer, which kills one in 36 men every year, but it can cause extreme discomfort and inconvenience.
An enlarged prostate will press on the urethra, causing embarrassing urination and bladder problems. Symptoms of BPH may include:
* A need to urinate two or three times during the night
* Inability to urinate
* Incomplete emptying of the bladder
* Strong and sudden urge to urinate
* Weak stream
* Low sex drive
Some of the most effective treatments are herbal remedies which have been discovered after massive research over the last 16 years. Herbal supplements have been found to be an effective way to support and maintain prostate health.
Saw Palmetto, a small palm treenative to the Atlantic seaboard is one of the best known herbs used to maintain prostate health.
Beta-sitosterol is a saw palmetto extract which is actually 3000 times stronger than ordinary saw palmetto and is a revolution in maintaining a healthy prostate. In studies beta-sitosterol dramatically improved the symptoms of BPH in almost 90% of patients within 2-6 weeks.
Lycopene is found is tomatoes, but it is hard to eat sufficient tomatoes to provide the amount of lycopene required for a healthy prostate. With its anti-oxidant properties, lycopene is widely considered a preventative agent against many types of cancer.
Zinc, another important all-natural anti-oxidant, is found in massive amounts in healthy prostate tissue and most western diets lack the required daily dose of this important mineral.
DIM or di-indolylmethane is commonly found in broccoli, cabbage, kale and other cruciferous vegetables. It works to reduce the high levels of estrogen in men which can cause serious prostate health problems. Research also showed that those taking DIM saw a significant drop in the level of PSA. Read the rest of this entry »
The prostate gland sits below the bladder and is an important part of a male body. Most men don’t give any importance to maintaining prostate health which leads to a number of prostate related problems in men. Incorporating some simple exercise into your daily routine will help keep the prostate healthier and also prevent many problems associated with the gland such as involuntary urination and prostate cancer.
Lunges works out your glutes, hamstrings, prostate, quads and calf muscles. They are more effective when combined with exercises like squats. The routine starts with you standing straight with one leg forward and the other backward. Holding a comfortable weight, slowly move the front knee downwards to a 90 degree position. Keep your back straight and look straight forward. Hold this position for at least 10 seconds, ease your weight back on your heels and push yourself slowly back to the position you started in. repeat 12 to 16 times and then switch legs. This exercise should be done just once or twice every week and you will need to do 2-3 set per leg.
Squats, like the lunges, work your hamstrings, calves, glutes and quads. They also strengthen the muscles around the prostate gland. Stronger muscles in this area can help prevent involuntary urination. Start with your feet apart and standing straight. Keep your feet hip-width apart and the toes should point straight. Tightly pull in your abs and ensure your thighs are parallel to the ground. When bending, 90 degrees is the maximum you should bend. The exercise should be repeated 12-16 daily. Read the rest of this entry »