Men’s prostate problems are more common than people like to think, with most men who are over the age of 60 suffering from the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Fortunately an enlarged prostate, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), does not necessarily indicate prostate cancer, or the need for prostate cancer treatment. However, regular checks should be taken to rule out the diagnosis of this killer disease. An enlarged prostate can cause considerable inconvenient and embarrassing symptoms which can greatly affect the sufferer’s quality of life.

An enlarged prostate is likely to press on the urethra which can cause such symptoms as incontinence, loss of sleep with a need to urinate several times during the night, an inability to pass urine, incomplete emptying of the bladder, a weak stream or a possible strong and sudden urge to urinate. Any or all of these symptoms are also likely to lower the sex drive, further adding to the problem.

There are several rather drastic procedures available for those who find the problem of BPH affecting their quality of life, including surgery and medication. Although pharmaceutical drugs are available, many men prefer to try a natural answer first to avoid the unpleasant side effects and interactions with other prescribed drugs which may occur with pharmaceutical products, along with the common problem of constipation. Ensuring the best prostate health should include regular check-ups as part of prostate cancer prevention along with taking one of the natural herbal supplements which have been found to improve the symptoms of BPH.

The best known and most effective herbal supplement for supporting men’s prostate health is saw palmetto. The less well-known supplement, Beta-sitasterol, is a saw palmetto extract which is 3,000 times stronger and has been hailed as a revolution in the fight against an enlarged prostate. In tests it dramatically reduced the symptoms of BPH in almost 90% of patients within 2-6 weeks of taking it. It also was found to promote healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. These safe, all-natural supplements are easy to buy over-the-counter from any good health supplement provider.

Another excellent natural supplement which aids a healthy prostate is lycopene. Found in tomatoes, it is hard to get from the diet in sufficient quantities to support a healthy prostate, but its anti-oxidant properties make it well worth taking as a general supplement for prostate cancer prevention as well as other forms of cancer. DIM is commonly found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables and works to reduce high levels of estrogen which may be another cause of prostate cancer. DIM significantly reduces PSA (prostate specific antigen) levels making it another excellent natural supplement for prostate cancer prevention.

If taking a handful of these natural supplements every day seems too inconvenient, consider taking one of the specially designed formulas which combine all these products with other natural supplements and minerals, such as zinc, to create one easy-to-swallow dose of natural herbs which work together for your prostate health. For men who are suffering from an enlarged prostate, they have nothing to lose by beginning a course of natural supplements aimed specifically at improving men’s health, and then monitoring results. A better quality of life could be just a supplement away.

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