BPH – Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia - is affecting one of the four American men between the ages 55 and 75. Prostatitis can also affect young men and gives a very painful swelling and inflammation of prostate gland. The prostate is significant part of the men in general as it adds to making of semen (carrying sperm). The initial symptoms of prostate problems begin with sleeping issues, insomnia, dribbling and regular urination.
Many men opt for finding herbal treatments for enlarged prostate by using herbs. From prickly pear cactus, stinging nettle to flaxseed. There are few supplement only which work.
Beta-sitosterols is substance of plants and it helps in the urine flow and bladder problems. About 60 to 130 milligrams is prescribed to take daily.
Pygeum – African Plum Extract – also improves the urine flow and timings of urine. Take about 75 to 200 milligrams of sustainably harvest pygeum per day. 100 mg pygeum has been proven to ease the BPH symptoms after sixty days only. There is also decrease in the nighttime urination after taking the pygeum regularly.
Rye Grass Pollen Extract:
It helps in relaxation of muscles that contract during the urine flow hence improving the bladder control. It is also used to shrink the size of prostate.
Lycopene is a Carotenoid which is found in watermelon, pink grapefruit and tomatoes and is known for increasing the antioxidant activities. The prostate consists of lycopene in its tissue for interacting the cell’s steroid receptors. In an experiments, men who took 15 milligrams of lycopene for six months daily, the prostate growth stopped in them. Not only that, lycopene helps in decreasing the PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) which can be the cause of prostate cancer.
According to the experiment done of patients with elevated PSAs, those who took 1500 milligrams of dried cranberry fruit daily for 6 months, their urinary symptoms ended.
Palmetto is an herb proven to work as a BPH remedy. Take Palmetto 160 mg twice daily for 3 months and the urinary symptoms would go away completely.
Stinging nettles extract help patients with BPH symptoms. There was a research conducted and it was concluded that 80% of patients had substantial improvements in the urination. Take about 200-300 milligrams daily.
It is an anti-inflammatory antioxidant which helps the patients having prostatitis. It decreases the severe pain during urination. It is prescribed to take about 1000-2000 milligrams of quercetin daily and the prostatitis symptoms would lessened.
Harzol – South African Star Grass:
Harzol is believed to have the extract of African wild potato which is also popularly known as the South African Star Grass. Harzol is believed to help with the urinary symptoms as it is abundant in beta-sitosterols as well. Do not take this supplement if you are having diabetes because it lowers the sugar level in blood as well.
Many people tend to ignore these symptoms and move on, however the best option is to have diagnose done from health care practitioner.