Prostate Care – more important as you age
Author: Amber Houghton Date Posted:9 September 2014
Getting older is something that none of us particularly look forward to, but sadly it’s an inevitable part of life!
With aging often comes a range of symptoms including aches and pains and decreased energy, along with a bunch of others that can sometimes be embarrassing to talk about. Men can especially find it difficult to discuss their health concerns, and they may not be as comfortable talking to friends or relatives about their symptoms. But it is important to remember that seeing your doctor with an embarrassing problem is never as bad as you imagine it will be. After all, they’ve heard it all before and don’t usually bat an eyelid, no matter how unusual you think your symptom is!
As we get older, it becomes increasingly important to have regular contact with your doctor. This is because many regular screening tests become necessary in our older years to help detect the possibility of potential health problems. One such example is the prostate exam; while it may not be the most appealing, it is essential – and effective – at picking up potential problems with the prostate.
It is important to remember that not all issues picked up on routine examinations are serious – some symptoms may be nothing more than another subtle reminder of our increasing age! As a man ages, the prostate gland can have a tendency to enlarge which can result in urinary difficulties.
It is very common for older men to have urinary symptoms caused by medically diagnosed benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). If you have been diagnosed with BPH, the symptoms of frequent night time urination, urgency, urine retention and poor urine flow may be very familiar to you. Not only are they troublesome, but they can also interfere with normal everyday life.
Most people are familiar with saw palmetto – the herb used for many years to help relieve the symptoms of BPH, but more recently other nutrients of interest have surfaced, including beta-sitosterol. This plant-sterol has been shown to reduce the urinary symptoms of mild to moderate medically diagnosed BPH including relief from urinary urgency, frequency, incomplete bladder emptying and urinary flow problems.
Australian NaturalCare’s Prostate Care Max contains beta-sitosterol and nettle root to help alleviate excessive night time urination, painful urination and urine retention, along with crateva, a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine to help relieve incontinence. If the symptoms of BPH are interfering with your life, you may find it useful to give Prostate Care Max a try. We recommend Prostate Care Max alongside our Saw Palmetto 3.2g complex.
While these products can be particularly useful in helping to relieve the symptoms of BPH, remember that it is still essential for you to consult your doctor to ensure an appropriate diagnosis and careful monitoring of your symptoms can be made.
|Written by Amber Houghton|
Amber holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Naturopathy, and has a particular passion for nutritious, whole-food eating. She feels education surrounding the best dietary and lifestyle choices are fundamental in allowing people to take responsibility for their own health, and to help with the maintenance of their well-being.
Although passionate about wholesome food, Amber does confess to having a particular fondness for cake, and enjoys a slice every now and then.