Benign prostatic hyperplasia
– The prostate is an endocrine gland located around the urethra at the neck of the man’s bladder. The prostate’s main function is to secrete fluids that become part of the semen. Prostate enlargement is common among about 60% of men aged 60 years or older, the cause is unknown, but most experts agree that it is associated with changes in levels of testosterone due to aging.
The most important symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia
– Intermittent, weak urine flow.
– Feeling of an urge to urinate with possible dribbling.
– Frequent Urination during the day and night.
-These symptoms can range from mild to severe. Many men are concerned that having prostate enlargement means they have an increased risk of prostate cancer, but that’s not the truth. Men with prostate enlargement do not have a higher risk of prostate cancer than men who do not have prostate enlargement.
– Fruits rich in lycopene, a natural compound found in tomatoes, watermelons and grapefruit, help reduce the risk of prostate cancer by 50% in men.
– Zinc: The body needs zinc to properly benefit from lycopene found in fruits and vegetables. Zinc can be found in oysters, liver, wheat germ, nuts, meat and legumes.
– Fish, eggs, meat, nuts and vegetable oils all contain vitamin E and selenium, a useful mineral for prostate health. Brazilian almonds are the richest sources of selenium.
– Soy contains flavonoids, compounds that help the body achieve the hormonal balance needed to protect the prostate
Herbal and Dietary Supplements:
– Saw palmetto extract: This herb is believed to have a similar effect to the hormonal drugs that stop the conversion of testosterone into the hormonal compound that causes prostate enlargement.
– Red Pepper: Promotes blood circulation, heart health and protects against prostate cancer.
– Pumpkin seeds: 20 to 40 grams per day can relieve symptoms and maintain prostate health.
– Pollen and seeds (flax, sesame, sunflower) are rich in beta-sitosterol that help relieve symptoms of BPH.
– Wheat germ: Contains zinc, selenium and vitamin E all of which are mitigating factors for inflammation, symptoms and enlargement.
The instructions and recommendations mentioned in this diet are general guidelines and do not take into account differences between individuals. Any health condition should be treated by a specialist and we advise you to consult your doctor before taking any product that may affect your health.