Delicate topic dedicated to our male friends that of prostatic hyperplasia or hypertrophy . Delicate because men often struggle to talk about it and although they may notice some changes, they postpone the time to tackle the problem.
There is a nice commercial that shows us the thousand excuses that a gentleman can give to justify the manifestation of some symptoms. But let’s see better what it is.
Symptoms of an enlarged prostate
First of all from the age of twenty-five, dear gentlemen, the prostate progressively continues to enlarge , imperceptibly but constantly. This means that at a mature age around 50/60 years it is natural, indeed physiological, that you pass from imperceptibility to the awareness that change is taking place, so do not worry, talk about it quietly with your doctor.
What happen? When the prostate enlarges and reaches dimensions greater than the space assigned to it , it compresses the walls of the urethra, reducing its environment.
Often in conjunction with this event, the walls of the bladder thicken due to physiological maturation, so they struggle to contract and relax to encourage complete urination.
The symptoms that signal an enlarged prostate are :
> The need to urinate frequently , even at night, interrupting sleep;
> an urgent stimulus , with a rather weak flow;
> urinary retention ;
> incontinence – in the case of elderly people with stiffening of the bladder;
> pain when urinating .
It is always good to undergo a specialist visit and check the PSA values with periodic blood tests, because sometimes important pathologies of the prostate can occur and the symptoms are very similar.
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Natural remedies for an enlarged prostate
For problems of prostatic hypertrophy it is possible to resort to natural remedies to promote the inflammation of the urinary tract , to facilitate diuresis, to control hormonal changes , such as a decrease in testosterone and an increase in estrogen which can cause enlargement of the prostate . Let’s see which ones:
> Nutrition : in the case of an enlarged prostate it is recommended to reduce the consumption of red meat , eliminate the use of salt and the consumption of coffee and chocolate . Green light instead for carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids, vitamin C , lycopene , such as tomatoes for example.
> Serenoa Repens : serenoa is rich in sterols, flavonoids and carotenoids, it has a spasmolytic, antiandrogenic, antiestrogenic, anti-inflammatory, antiprostatic action, inhibiting the activity of 5-alpha-reductase, the enzyme that transforms testosterone into dihydrotestosterone. It is indicated in case of urination disorders due to benign prostatic hyperplasia, and also in case of hormonal alopecia .
> Nettle Dioica : the nettle root is the part used that affects the remedies for the enlarged prostate. Rich in sterols, polysaccharides, tannins, lignans and lectin, it has a diuretic, astringent, antiprostatic activity , also contributing to the inhibition of 5-alpha-reductase. It is indicated in case of difficulty in urination, in benign prostatic hyperplasia, favoring the increase in urine volume and the flow
> Pollen: wildflower pollen is a real balanced food rich in vitamin C, vitamins B, folic acid , magnesium , calcium , potassium , zinc , sulfur , carotenoids, terpenes, flavonoids, in particular rutin , performs an action anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory, it counteracts prostatic hypertrophy. It seems to be a remedy also indicated in case of sexual asthenia and impotence . Given the many virtues of pollen, we can safely integrate this remedy into our daily diet to prevent many ailments and strengthen our immune system.