This gland play highly important role in men, which is fertility.
We are talking about the prostate, which anatomically surrounds urinary channels and is located between the bladder and the end part of the colon. The shape and size resemble a chestnut and is consisted of small glands and ducts canals.
Prostate in healthy male adult weighs around 20 grams and it has a diameter of 03:30 cm. In the 40s it begins growing again due to proliferation of cells. If increased significantly it can cause many problems. We will now present below in this article how you can help yourself in such cases.
The commonest changes in the prostate are inflammation (prostatitis) and benign prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
Inflammation of the prostate, usually first appears between 20 and 40 years. If left untreated or is accompanied by inflammation of the bladder, it can develop into a chronic form and last for months or periodically appears and disappears.
Prostaritis not a severe disease, but is unpleasant and adversely affects quality of life.
Benign prostate enlargement is a disease that comes with aging and starts showing the first symptoms after the 45th year. A large percentage of 90-year olds are having prostatic hyperplasia.
The cause of prostate enlargement is not sufficiently clearly defined yet, but is related to the hormonal changes that occur as men grow old.
Signs of prostatic hyperplasia are:
- Straining when urinating
- Difficulties in starting urination
- Intermittent urination
- Prolonged urination
- Insufficient discharge
- Full inability to urinate
- Frequent urination (on every hour or so)
- Multiple nighttime urination
- Urgent need to urinate
Herbs -- allies to your health
Phytotherapy offers many solutions in the treatment of prostatic problems. Certain herbs have direct impact on reducing the increased glands, prevent or mitigate the unpleasant symptoms.
Prostate growth increases presence of dihidrotestosterona, which produces the hormones testosterone and enzymes in the male body.
The extract from the fruit of the dwarf palm (Serenoarepens), in accordance with the conclusions of several studies, can stop production of dihydrotestosterone, reducing the size of the gland that leads to failure.
Asian ginseng (Panak ginseng), can also alleviate some symptoms of an enlarged prostate. It is taken in the form of an extract or you can use the dried roots of the plant.
African plum tree crust (Pigeumafricanum) has received broad application in the treatment of enlarged prostate. Studies have shown that it can significantly reduce the unpleasant symptoms.
Nettle root (Urticadioica) is also very efficient when it comes to treating prostatic hyperplasia, which has been confirmed by the results of several huge clinical studies.
Vitamin B6 has also been proved to be effective in prostatic problems. It is the most present in bananas, avocados and dried fruit, and spinach.
Selection of ingredients in diseases of the prostate
Men with prostate problems should avoid all sources of caffeine and alcohol from their diet. Also, some species of red pepper can irritate the prostate. Fortunately, there is a large selection of ingredients which can be pretty helpful against prostate problems.
1. Kale, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower and broccoli are ideal anticancer vegetables.
So far, the most researched compound is sulforaphane. It is broccoli’s ingredient that acts as an antioxidant in the body. It is listed as one of the reasons why broccoli is considered to be necessary food fight against cancer.
One American study has showed how consumption of broccoli and tomato combination effectively acts against prostate problems.
The tests showed that men who have high levels of lycopene in the blood are less susceptible to prostate cancer. Carotenoid lycopene from tomato has long been known for its anti-cancer properties. Given that it abounds in antioxidants and vitamins, tomatoes should be mandatory vegetables in your daily diet.
Flax seeds are a good source of alpha-linolenic acid (which is obtained from omega-3 fatty acids) and phytohormones lignans. Lignans in combination with omega-3 fatty acids may prevent prostate cancer. Ground flax seeds can be added to any dish. Linseed oil can be used in salads.
Turmeric in combination with cauliflower can preventing prostate cancer and inhibits growth of cancer cells.
Turmeric is a wonderful spice whose most important component is curcumin and has strong anti-inflammatory properties. Turmeric is used by many who suffer from severe cancer because they can prevent metastases.
It is important to note that turmeric is soluble in fat. This is why you should always combine it with foods that contain vegetable oils or natural fats. It is also ideal as a spice in dressings for salads, which are based on the olive, flaxseed or some other oil.
Pomegranate’s ingredients have the ability to reduce the growth of breast cancer, prostate cancer, colon cancer and leukemia.
It has been proven that a glass of pomegranate juice a day has stronger antioxidant activity compared to a glass of red wine or green tea. Also, pomegranate extract possesses 10 times stronger properties.
For improving immunity and prevention of health disorders, experts recommend daily consumption of 2.5 deciliters of freshly squeezed or quality-bought pomegranate juice.