8 Homeopathic Treatments
for an Enlarged Prostate
When males get older, it is almost inevitable that they will have to deal with some sort of prostate condition. They will usually get one of three more prevalent conditions which are a noncancerous growth of the prostate gland called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH; an inflamed prostate called prostatitis; and cancer of the prostate. An enlarged prostate is so prevalent that doctors often believe that it is simply a fact of aging for men.
The job of the prostate gland is to contribute to the seminal fluid that conveys sperm out of the body. It is about the size of a walnut when normal and it is situated directly beneath the bladder. It begins to function when a boy hits puberty and keeps getting bigger as he ages. For the most part, men do not experience symptoms related to this growth before the age of 40. Even then, the symptoms usually don’t require treatment until they reach 60 years of age or beyond.
The main issue with an enlarged prostate is that it causes pressure on the urethra and this makes it harder to urinate. It also causes the bladder to get weaker.
There are several symptoms that can indicate an enlarged prostate which are:
1. Trouble with urination
2. The need to urinate more often
3. Stopping and starting of the urine flow
4. Trouble completely emptying the bladder
5. Dribbling of urine even if there is an urgency to urinate
6. Pain when urinating
8. Pain near the scrotum
9. Discomfort when ejaculating
Many men choose not to get their symptoms checked out, but this is not a smart idea. If it is not treated, the symptoms can get more severe, cause more pain, and can result in life-threatening conditions like kidney or bladder infections.
Sometimes, the symptoms of an enlarged prostate can be alleviated by products that are readily available at home. They might also lower the odds of getting prostate cancer.
Pumpkin Seeds: German physicians have used pumpkin seeds to remedy the urination problems that come with BPH. These seeds act as a diuretic and also contain zinc, which is essential for repairing and strengthening the immune system. They can be eaten plain and without salt. They can also be used in a tea.
Corn Silk: Amish males have been using corn silk for decades as a way to treat BPH symptoms. It can be cut directly off of the corn stalk, boiled and consumed as a tea.
Fish: The omega-3 oils in salmon, mackerel, and tuna have been shown to prevent prostate cancer and the development of tumors.
Soy: Foods that contain soy also contain phytoestrogens, which are believed to lower testosterone levels. Testosterone is thought to contribute to cancer of the prostate. Phytoestrogens have been shown to keep blood vessels from growing around tumors.
Tomatoes: Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, which is an antioxidant that has been known to ward off cancer
Watermelon Seeds: Amish men drink watermelon tea to flush out the bladder and to prevent prostate issues from worsening or developing in the first place.
Saw palmetto: When the extract from the saw palmetto berries is used as a supplement it has been known to be as effective as or even more effective than the prescription medications that are used to increase the rate of urine flow. It also has been known to improve a weak urine stream and hesitancy. This herb is effective because it targets hormone levels and shrinks the prostate. Talk to a doctor to find out how much to take.
Stinging nettle: European men have been using this herb for many years and research indicates that it can alleviate the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This herb functions by stopping testosterone from binding to their receptor sites on the cells of the prostate. Talk to a doctor to find out how much to take.
1. Consume at least 8 glasses of water on a daily basis
2. Eat less fat and red meat
3. Get a prostate exam to detect issues early
4. Drink less alcohol