What to do if you're suffering from Prostate

This is a fact for older men, who are over the age of 60 develop the symptoms for prostate problems. The three common problems are BPH, noncancerous prostate enlargement, prostate cancer. BPH is too common as a normal consequence of aging in males.

The main role of the prostate is to produce an essential portion of seminal fluid which helps to carry sperm. The walnut-shaped gland is located below the man’s bladder and contributes to growing after the puberty. An enlarged prostate is problematic as it presses the urethra which creates difficulties with the urination and it weakens the bladder. Some symptoms of the prostate include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Burning sensation while urinating
  • Ejaculation is painful
  • Inability to empty the bladder
  • Not controlled dribbling after urination

Ignoring prostate problems is not a good idea. If the problems are left untreated, the prostate can become worse and be painful which leads to dangerous complications. Changes in diet can help to reduce prostate discomforts and can reduce the chances of prostate cancer. Given below are 5 remedies to prevent prostate problems.

Watermelon and pumpkin seeds

pumpkin seeds for home remedies

Pumpkin seeds are used to treat difficult urination which accompanies an enlarged prostate. The seeds have a diuretic property which helps to build the immune system. The best way to enjoy pumpkin seeds is by eating them plain. Crush a handful of seeds and place them in a jar. Fill the jar with boiling water, let it cool, drink a pint of pumpkin seed tea a day for good results. Watermelon tea can help to flush out the system and it helps with the bladder problems. The process is the same as it’s for the pumpkin seeds.

Consume corn silk

corn silk for home remedies

The silk from the corn has been used by many generations as the remedy for symptoms for prostate enlargement. Take fresh corn, cut the silk from corn. Put this in 1-quart water, boil, and sim this for ten minutes. Strain this and drink a cup. Drink around 3 cups a week.

Pygeum extract (African plum extract)

Pygeum is loaded with loads of fatty acids and steroid alcohols that are organic in nature. These contribute to the anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties of the pygeum. Thus, having around 100 mg of pygeum extract daily helps a lot in improving the problem of enlargement of the prostate gland.

Cernilton

This is the herbal supplement made from the rye-grass pollen that helps in curing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Cernilton is quite widely used in many of the medicine that is used to treat BPH. Though it does not completely treat the severe condition of BPH, but can improve the symptoms in mild condition.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are rich in lycopene that acts as an excellent remedy to stop the enlargement of the prostate gland. Lycopene present in the tomatoes also significantly lower the chances of prostate cancer. It is certainly the simplest and tastiest remedy for BPH.  Also, keep in mind to not have tomatoes in excess otherwise you can develop the problem of kidney stones. 

Apple cider vinegar

The anti-oxidant properties of unrefined apple cider vinegar aid in subsiding the swelling of the prostate. It also helps in keeping the other complications of BPH, such as UTIs, difficulty in passing urine, etc at bay. You can have one spoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water every morning. You will witness the improvement within a few weeks only. 

Change your diet

You should include salmon fish in your diet and is best for tumor and cancer growth. Try to get 2 servings of fish which is high in omega-3 oils like tuna, salmon or mackerel. By using soy foods is a phytoestrogen to reduce prostate problems. Soy-based foods contain phytoestrogens which are able to reduce the testosterone production which is the main cause to increase the prostate cancer growth. The phytoestrogens can limit the growth of blood capillaries which form around tumors of the prostate.

Intake supplements

The extract of berries of Palmetto has been shown to work well or better than drugs to improve the urinary flow rates and it is able to reduce the symptoms of BPH, like the weak flow. The extract here works by altering your hormone levels, it reduces the prostate enlargement. Palmetto extracts can be purchased at any health store. Stinging nettle can also be used and studies have shown that it reduces the symptoms of prostate problems. You can take stinging nettle in the form of capsules.

Kegel exercises

Kegel exercises mainly emphasize on strengthening the muscles of the pelvic region and improve the blood circulation. The improved blood circulation reduces the discomforting symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Make sure that your bladder is empty before you perform a kegel exercise. It requires the contraction and relaxation of the pelvic muscles. That is how kegel exercise helps in gaining control over the urinary flow and prevent the prostate from enlarging further. 

Sitz Bath

It is one of the most popular home remedies to cure various urological and vascular problems. Sitz bath effectively reduces the symptoms and discomforts of prostate problems. You just need to fill warm water in a tub and sit in a posture that your groin area dips in the water. 15-20 minutes of sitz bath every alternate day can prove to be wonderful in vanishing the BPH symptoms.

Yoga for prostate problems

Yoga is the oldest natural way of improving health holistically. It is beneficial to get rid of numerous physical and mental problems. If you are wondering if yoga can help in keeping away the prostate problem, then it will relieve you to know that the answer is yes.

The following yoga asanas are the most effective in dealing with prostate gland issues:

  • Hero Pose (Virasana)
  • Cobbler pose (Baddha Konasana)
  • Bow pose (Dhanurasana)
  • Head to knee forward bend (Janusirsana)

Make sure that you perform these yoga exercises after learning them properly or under supervision. Improper yoga poses can have negative effects on health.

Maintain your health

You can take these steps to improve your health:

  • Reduce the intake of red meats and fatty foods
  • Drink 10 glasses of water in a day
  • Watch the alcohol intake, there have been studies which have shown that beer can increase the prolactin levels in the body, which can lead to the prostate enlargement.

Prevention Tips for Prostate Problems

  • Stop smoking
  • Manage stress levels
  • Avoid the fluid intake in the evening
  • Try to empty the bladder fully while urinating
  • Practice some bladder training exercises like meditation and yoga which will relive the stress
  • Limit your fluid intake to not more than 3 liters per day

Take Away

Prostate problems are very common in males as they start to age. It is necessary to reach out to a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. Though home remedies can help, but these are not the sure-shot way of treating prostate problems.  You can contact us at Pristyn Care to consult our specialist doctor. Just simply book your online appointment and receive the most comfortable treatment experience.

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FAQ

I have an enlarged prostate. Does that mean I am at an increased risk of prostate cancer?

Prostate enlargement is a common problem that many men face as they start to age. Mostly the condition is benign i.e. non-cancerous in nature. It is only in rare and severe cases that prostate enlargement is associated with the risks of prostate cancer.

Can home remedies completely treat prostate problems?

Home remedies help in providing symptomatic relief from the prostate problems such enlarged prostate. But completely relying on the home remedies may not bring you permanent relief. Thus seeking medical help is necessary for prostate-related problems.

Does prostate enlargement affect a man sexually?

Prostate problems can cause sexual problems if not treated in time. It can cause problems like erectile dysfunction and ejaculatory issues. Thus, you must consult a doctor and follow a healthy life routine to keep away such problems.

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