Prostate Problems, Try Some
Many men over 40 years of age find themselves facing
prostate problems that they never had to deal with before. Many
men over 40 first notice prostate problems when they realize
they are having difficulty urinating.
Many men experience problems with starting the flow, and may
experience embarrassing symptoms such as dribbling. These are
common symptoms of a common condition known as Benign Prostates
Hyperplasia (BPH), a disorder caused by the prostate gland.
In the United States, most men who see their doctor with
symptoms of Benign Prostates Hyperplasia (BPH), are
usually prescribed a drug known as Finasteride (Proscar).
This drug has several known side effects, such as loss of
sex drive and some believe it may even help contribute to the
development of prostate cancer in some high-risk
However, in other countries such as Germany, men are often
prescribed gentle yet effective herbal remedies to treat
prostate problems and symptoms of Benign Prostates Hyperplasia
(BPH). In Germany, most men who approach their doctor with
symptoms of BPH are prescribed Saw Palmetto or other natural
yet effective herbal treatments.
Saw Palmetto is a well-regarded
herb that is used to treat many conditions, and that has been
proved particularly effective in treating prostate problems.
However, Saw Palmetto remains a little-understood herb.
Most scientists are still not exactly sure how Saw Palmetto
works to help alleviate the symptoms of Benign Prostates
Hyperplasia (BPH). Most scientists believe that Saw Palmetto
works by stopping the cascade of enzymes that damage the
Most scientists also believe that saw palmetto works by
occupying the binding sites on the prostate that are usually
occupied by enzymes that could trigger Benign Prostates
Hyperplasia (BPH). Saw Palmetto is thought to help
reduce prostate inflammation and swelling, and it is believed
to help block estradiol, which is a type of estrogen that is
believed to make prostate cells multiply.
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Regardless of exactly how Saw Palmetto works, it is believed
that taking approximately 160 milligrams of Saw Palmetto
extract twice a day is all that is needed.
In order to control the symptoms of Benign
Prostates Hyperplasia (BPH), most herbalists believe that this
dosage is appropriate and that treatment should be continued
for as long as necessary.
When you are shopping for the appropriate Saw Palmetto, make
sure that the Saw Palmetto label states that it contains 85 to
95 percent fatty acids and sterol. Anything less than this
percentage may not be potent enough to have any effect.
Another popular herb that may help treat
prostate problems is Nettle. Nettle is an herb
that has been shown to enhance the action of Saw Palmetto. When
shopping for Nettle capsule supplements, make certain that the
supplement contains at least 300 milligrams of pure Nettle
Taken in large doses, peppermint oil is well
known for its cooling, calming and analgesic
It is also thought to be a good herbal
remedy for treating fevers, skin complaints,
migraines and headaches.
Peppermint essential oil is also believed to
be antibacterial, and it is often used to help
combat minor infections.
Another herb, known as Pygeum,
may also be helpful in the treatment of Benign Prostates
Hyperplasia (BPH). Pygeum is an herb derived from the bark of
an African tree, and it has been shown to help reduce the
symptoms of Benign Prostates Hyperplasia (BPH). The herb
Pygeum has also been show to be particularly effective
when used in conjunction with stinging Nettle and Saw