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Alternative Treatment For Enlarged Prostates
An enlarged prostate gland, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a condition that a man faces who is over the age of forty. It is also thought to be the most common diagnosis for men over the age of sixty. While having an enlarged prostate does not necessarily mean that prostate cancer is ahead, it is still a very uncomfortable problem to deal with.
Although the condition of an enlarged prostate, also commonly known as benign prostate hyperplasia, is one that affects many men. When the prostate gland starts to enlarge, this puts pressure on the urethra, squeezing it more tightly and and forcing the bladder muscle to become thickened and more sensitive. This can lead to a number of different, unpleasant symptoms, including the increased urge to urinate, as well as a difficulty in maintaining the force of the urine stream.
When you are suffering from some of the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, it is important to realize that there are some steps that you can take on your own. If you experience persistent fever, chills, or constant vomiting, you should head to a doctor right away, but you'll find that there are several things that you do for some of the more mild symptoms.
Saw palmetto is one of the herbal remedies that is often used to treat enlarged prostates. While you should always make sure that the company that is supplying you with saw palmetto or any herbal supplement is reliable, you'll find that saw palmetto can be quite useful. This supplement, made from the berries from the saw palmetto shrub, is known to an excellent way to treat problems regarding the prostate gland. Most specialists recommend taking about 320 mg per day from a liposterolic extract.
You'll also find that when you are trying to reduce the symptoms of prostate enlargement that flower pollen (as distinguished from bee pollen) is something that can be quite efficient. This product has been used for twenty-five years in Europe to treat enlarged prostates, and it is just now making its way over to the United States. Similarly, you'll find that beta sitosterol, in 120 mg doses taken three times a day, can reduce many of the problems associated with urination and in a higher dosage of 500 mg three times a day, keeps the cholesterol down as well.
When you are looking to see what will treat an enlarged prostate, you'll find that flaxseed in several forms can help alleviate the symptoms very effectively. You can take one tablespoon of flaxseed oil on a daily basis, and you will be able to get the benefits from the omega-3 fatty acids in the flaxseed oil as well, or you can grind and eat two to four tablespoons of flaxseed meal and eat them on daily. You'll find both options available to you at your local health food store, as flaxseed is a popular treatment for a wide variety of problems.
Remember that when you are dealing with an enlarged prostate that there are alternative treatments. Herbal extracts don't have side effects the way that prescription treatments do, so make sure that you take advantage of what you can find!
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