The prostate is the common site of disorders in the male genitourinary system. This gland is responsible for the manufacture and stores a component of semen that is
released in the urethra during sexual climax. With age, most men experience prostate enlargement , a progressive condition known as BPH. BPH or enlarged prostate is a serious medical condition that may result in a chain reaction
that starts with uncontrollable growth of the prostate.. BPH men often have erectile dysfunction and coronary heart disease. While BPH isn't cancer, it can cause problems including urinary tract infections and kidney dysfunctions.
The major symptoms of enlargement of the prostate is the need to pass urine frequently, with frequency increasing as time passes. A man may find himself rising several times during the night to urinate. There can also be pain, burning and difficulty starting and stopping urination. The exact cause of BPH is not known but men with BPH experience numerous changes that have been directly or indirectly associated with changes in the endocrine, metabolic, reproductive and urologic system.
Proscar is one among the drugs that treat moderate prostate enlargement as it promotes an increase of urine flow but it also causes impotence and reduced libido in many cases. It can be treated also surgically and it's called TURP (trans urethral resection of the prostate).
Here are some of the recommendations:
Take steps to reduce your blood cholesterol level. Studies show that there's a connection between high cholesterol and prostate disorders. Cholesterol has been shown to accumulate in enlarged or cancerous human prostate.
Eliminate from your lifestyle smoking, alcoholic beverages such as wine, beer, caffeine such as coffee and tea.
Avoid chlorinated and fluoridated water, spicy and junk foods.
Get regular exercise but do not ride bicycle,however, this may put pressure on the prostate. Walking and dancing would be a better exercise.
Zinc deficiency is linked to enlargement of the prostate so eat a lot of raw pumpkin seeds everyday as they are rich in zinc.
Chinese ginseng is beneficial for prostate health and sexual virility.
Siberian ginseng is a tonic for the male reproductive organs.
Saw palmetto has been used to treat prostate enlargement and inflammation, painful ejaculation, difficult urination
and enuresis ( the inability to control urination).
It also reduces prostatic enlargement by reducing the amount of hormonal stimulation of the prostate gland.
If your prostate is enlarged, be cautious about using over the counter cold or allergy remedies.
Many of these products contain ingredients that can inflame the condition and
cause urinary retention.
Other medicine that can reduce the size of an enlarged prostate are mini pres,(prazosin) , Hytrin (terazosin) and cardura (doxazosin).
All men aged forty or over should have a yearly rectal examination, during
which the prostate gland is checked. PSA is a test for cancer of the