Unfortunately, it’s extremely common for men to find that their prostate gland begins to enlarge after the age of 50.
This condition, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH for short, results in a set of distressing symptoms which include an urgent need to urinate, a sense of fullness even after visiting the bathroom, difficulty in starting the flow, and often, and perhaps most distressing, a need to visit the bathroom several times during the night.
This can be the most pernicious symptom of prostate enlargement, because it results in an extreme feeling of tiredness during the day due to the repeated disturbance of a man’s sleep patterns.
Traditionally, there have been few remedies for BPH other than the classic operation known as transurethral resection of the prostate or TURP. This operation is very invasive, requiring internal surgery on the prostate gland, which is accessed through the opening in the male sexual organ.
Apart from the embarrassment and distress that this can cause, the surgery itself may result in retrograde ejaculation, which basically means that a man does not produce seminal fluid during sexual relations, because the fluid flows back into the bladder rather than outwards from the body.
In more severe cases, where prostate enlargement is the symptom of some underlying malignancy or cancerous growth, radical surgery may well be inevitable, although modern techniques have vastly improved the prospects for prostate gland surgery.
If you have any sense that you may have a more serious issue with your prostate than the benign enlargement which is so common amongst middle aged men, then you should see a doctor immediately.
However, if you are just suffering from the “normal” prostate enlargement which produces the distressing symptoms mentioned above, then it may well be that taking a natural herbal supplement can reduce or inhibit the enlargement of your prostate gland.
It’s important to emphasize that these are not new remedies, for they have been prescribed by doctors for generations in Europe, and used by native peoples for even longer.
In America, the FDA has stringent regulations which prevent the use of herbal remedies as medical treatments, and they must be described as nutritional supplements or herbal supplements.
Make no mistake though, these are the same remedies that have long been used as medical treatments by physicians in Europe to cure prostate enlargement.
The first and most well-known herbal compound is Saw Palmetto, which is derived from a Palm tree that grows in a limited area of North America. This is probably the most effective nutritional supplement for prostate treatment, and it has been tested in controlled studies which have proved its effectiveness.
However, the studies also demonstrated that Saw Palmetto is more effective for the treatment of prostate enlargement when it is used in combination with other compounds such as African Pygeum.
This is a compound derived from the bark of an African tree, and it’s so effective as a prostate remedy that the tree is now almost extinct in the wild, and has to be farmed for the herbal derivative so prized by practitioners of herbal medicine.
The scarcity of African Pygeum is the most compelling reason why you should buy these supplements only from tried and tested retailers who will genuinely ensure the tablets conform to the ingredients listed on the label.
The final herbal compound from which men with prostate enlargement may well benefit is an extract of stinging nettle: while this may sound bizarre, when combined with Saw Palmetto, and taken at an appropriate dosage, stinging nettle is an extremely effective remedy for enlargement of the prostate, not only controlling the tissue enlargement but actually reducing it as well.
For men who prefer to rely on herbal remedies than heavy duty pharmaceuticals, these are invaluable compounds which are really a natural prostate drug, and well worth trying.