There are a number of conditions that can affect the prostate gland.
They include, an enlarged prostate (BPH), prostatitis and prostate cancer.
It must be made clear that BPH is not the same as prostate cancer although prostate cancer can cause the prostate to grow significantly.
Before you choose a home remedy for BPH, make sure you have the correct diagnosis from your Doctor.
Many men over the age of 50 experience the frustrating and embarrassing symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
The prostate in older men increases with time.
It is not clear at this point what exactly causes this. Hormones such as testosterone and estrogen are thought to play some role.
There are many medications that have been formulated to help reduce the troublesome symptoms of BPH.
The trouble is many medications/drugs come with varying side-effects that can add to a man’s discomfort.
Home remedies and alternative treatments can be successful in alleviating the symptoms of BPH. These natural alternatives are not regulated in any way by the FDA.
Natural treatments are concoctions from nature, there are usually little to no side effects.
So what are effective BPH home remedies?
Lets take a look at some:
Stinging Nettle (Urtica Dioica)
Sting Nettle is a herbal remedy that is used to treat many different conditions.
It contains the following potent compounds which can help to relieve the symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:
These natural ingredients help to reduce inflammation and balance the immune system.
A trial carried out by the Urology Department of Imam Khomeini and Golestan Hospitals in Ahvaz, concluded that Stinging Nettle had significant benefits in treating BPH when compared with a placebo.
These exercises are very effective because they target the pelvic floor muscles.
Kegel exercises can be effective in reducing the symptoms of BPH according to many sources.
These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home without having to go to the local gym.
A side benefit of Kegel exercises is that they can also help to improve your sexual performance as well as strengthening the hips in older men.
To get an idea of the muscles you want to target, the next time you go to urinate, try stopping mid flow. Make sure you don’t squeeze your buttocks together.
This is done by contracting the correct muscles that will help strengthen your prostate.
Pygeum africanum is derived from the African Prune tree.
It is one of several phytotherapeutic substances that can be used to treat BPH.
A studied conducted in 2002 reported that men who took Pygeum Africanum were twice as likely to experience relief from the urinary symptoms of BPH.
There were little to no side effects experienced by research subjects when compared with those that were given the placebo.
So there you have it. Three home remedies that you can use to help reduce the symptoms of BPH and get your life back on track.
Don’t forget to consult your Doctor before embarking any such treatment.