Benign prostatic hypertrophy is the gradual enlargement of the prostate is a common problem that men over fifty years of age and 75% of men over seventy years of age suffer from it. It is caused by hormonal changes in the body as we age, later in the production of men's lives dihydrotestosterone increases leading to an overproduction of prostate cells, this makes the prostate grow.
Causes of BPH
It is an unknown. Many researchers believe it is related to aging and that may be associated with testicular growth. Men who have had their testicles removed at an early age - because of cancer, for example - do not develop BPH. Similarly, if the testicles are removed after a man develops BPH, the prostate begins to shrink in size. No risk factors have been identified others as having normally functioning testicles.
Symptoms of BPH
Trouble getting a urine stream started and completely stopped (dribbling).
Often feel the need to urinate. This feeling may even wake up at night.
A weak urinary stream.
A feeling that your bladder has not emptied completely after urination.
In a small number of cases, BPH may cause the bladder is blocked, making it impossible or extremely difficult to urinate. This problem can cause the backup urine (urinary retention), leading to bladder infections or stones or kidney damage.
Home Remedies for Benign Prostatic
Is the better long-term treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) reduces swelling, pain, nocturnal urination, retention, difficulty starting urination and dribbling. It is helpful for impotence, and restores the sex drive.
Goldenseal is a powerful antibiotic for effective treatment of prostatitis, killing most bacteria that cause disease. Soothes and heals the urinary tract, helps to reduce an enlarged prostate.
Lycopene is a bioflavonoid extracted from tomatoes. Reduces the leakage or frequency. It is a controlling antioxidant that prevents prostate cancer. According to recent studies, the antioxidant lycopene has been shown to offer health benefits, such as the reduction of macular degeneration and prostate cancer.
Zinc has been found beneficial in the treatment of prostate disorders. It takes about 30 milligrams of this mineral every day.
Vitamin E is beneficial for prostate health. The patient should receive vitamin E-rich foods such as whole grains, green leafy vegetables, milk and sprouted seeds.
Food and nutritional supplements
Dysfunction of the prostate is called a nutritional disease. It is much more common in developed Western countries that emphasize food of animal origin such as meat, dairy and eggs, all foods that tend to accumulate environmental toxins. In difference, fruit and vegetable-rich diets exert a defensive effect.
Scientific studies are challenging some entrenched views on what traditionally have been considered nutritionally healthy.
For example, growing evidence suggests that milk can be bad for the prostate. In general, countries that consume more milk have the highest incidence of prostate cancer. The culprit seems to be the calcium in milk. Excessive calcium eating, regardless of source, it seems that suppresses the synthesis of a shape of vitamin D that inhibits prostate cancer.
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