What Can You Do to Improve Prostate Health

A diagram showing the differences of an enlarged prostate and a normal oneIt can be very frustrating.

You look after your health all of your life.

Watch what you eat.

Keep active by exercising daily.

But then you get over 45 years old and end up having  uncomfortable and frustrating issues when you urinate.

Your first thoughts … “is it prostate cancer”?

There are several conditions that affect the prostate.

  • Benigh Prostatic Hyperplasis
  • Prostatitis
  • Prostate cancer

Many of these conditions can cause the prostate gland to become enlarged so that it starts to squeeze on the uretha and impede urine flow.

The most common is benign prostatic hyperplasia, better know as BPH.

BPH is the most common condition that causes an enlarged prostate and also the most common prostate condition.

Its always wise when you are experiencing problems urinating that you pay a visit to your Doctor or Urologist first before you consider looking for solution yourself.

Your Doctor will most likely perform a rectal exam to conform if you have an enlarged prostate.

A PSA test will be done to eliminate prostate cancer as the underlying cause.

Once you have your diagnosis from your Doctor or Urologist, a suitable treatment will be discussed.

For BPH there are many options for treatment and the one you choose will be based on your views of the medical industry and how quick you want to get the issue treated.

TURPBelow are the typical treatments for BPH

  1. Surgical procedures
  2. Medical drugs
  3. Natural remedies

There are a number of surgical procedures that can be done, some come with the risk of complications and permanent damage.

Some are invasive, others less so.

Common surgical procedures for BPH include:

  • TURP
  • Laser Therapies
  • UroLift
  • TUIP
  • TUMT
  • TUNA

Complications for most of these surgical procedures include: permanent incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

Both of these potential complication keep many men away from going forward with these procedures.

Its easy to see why as these potential complications weaken a man’s masculinity.

Medical drugs are also a common option.

It seem that many existing drugs are also used to treat other conditions.

Take Cialis for example; it was originally designed to help men with erectile dysfunction.

Now its a common medication suggested for the treatment of BPH.

Many of the medical drug solutions come with their own issues.

The side effects from many of these medical solutions can create problems far worse than BPH and in many cases are just not worth the risk.

Take Flomax for example.

Who wants to experience:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Back pain
  • Problems with ejaculation
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Chest pain

On top of the frustrating symptoms of BPH.

A diagram of benign prostatic hyperplasiaMany BPH patients are opting for the natural or ‘herbal’ remedies but finding natural supplement reviews that are effective is not an easy task. But … at least they don’t have side-effects.

Common natural compounds are Saw Palmetto and Beta Sitosterol.

These compounds are found in many of the natural remedies such as Provent and Super Beta Prostate.

There is another solution that for some reason always seems to be neglected.

That solution in ‘nutrition’.

Through the work of Doctors such as Michael Greger, nutritions role in not only preventing but reversing the effects of our most fatal diseases is becoming more prevalent.

Dr Greger’s research is now suggesting that the most common cause for the world’s most common fatal diseases is …. animal protein.

Theres plenty of research that has already been carried out that shows that eating a plant based diet can stop and even reverse cancer, heart disease and diabetes.

Unfortunately, it seems many Americans would rather die than give up their barbecued beef stacks, ribs and cheese.

A diet that consists of dark green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts fruits and legumes is becoming more of a popular recommendation to treat disease.

Meat, dairy and eggs it seems are the leafing contributing factor to our top 15 fatal diseases.

Food for thought indeed.