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Prostate enlargement affects the health and lifestyle of millions of men in the world. It’s uncomfortable and irritating symptoms can go to the extent of affecting sexual performance, let alone the normal lifestyle and general health of men.

Common issues, like BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia), can upgrade to prostate cancer if ignored or not treated for long.

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Hence, all men need to keep an eye out for symptoms that indicate issues and also follow all the effective measures to enhance prostate health from a certain age. In this post, we will discuss some natural elements that can help keep prostate issues at bay. 

Saw Palmetto

Numerous alternative health specialists root for this effective herbal supplement that helps reduce the thickening of the gland’s inner lining. It also inhibits the transformation of normal testosterone into the inflammatory hormone that causes enlargement of the gland. Hence, it lowers the risks of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) to a great extent. It’s also said to be effective against the urinary issues that one with enlarged prostate experiences. 

Pygeum

The bark of this African plum tree was used in traditional medicine to treat BPH and related issues. Even today, people seeking natural, alternative treatments to prostate issues take this medicine to improve symptoms. Besides prostate enlargement, it’s also said to be effective against urinary problems, inflammations in the body, and certain kinds of kidney disorders. 

Grape Seed Extract

The grape seed extract has a compound called B2G2 that has a tremendous effect on human prostate cancer cells. As it can be difficult to derive it naturally, you can take supplements like prostagenix that contain it in sufficient amounts. According to some scientific research, this compound can even kill cancer cells, thus improving prostate cancer symptoms. 

Pomegranate juice

It contains some chemical compounds called ellagitannins that delay prostate cancer progress and can even make them die out by themselves. However, if you have diabetes, you should refrain from drinking pomegranate juice regularly, as it may increase your blood glucose levels. You can get the supplements though but consult your doctor once before consuming them. 

Quercetin

These amazing phytonutrients are found in ample berries, apples, onions, tea, and red wine. It’s both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, which helps prevent prostate enlargement by minimizing the damage caused by free radicals and reducing inflammations. Quercetin is also said to have come cancer-combating properties, thus making its way into reliable prostate supplements

Pumpkin seeds

One of the key causes of developing these issues is zinc deficiency. As these seeds contain a high amount of the mineral, they help take good take of your prostate gland and prevent abnormalities. The pumpkin seeds also contain a sufficient amount of essential fatty acids, which is quite anti-inflammatory as zinc, thus preventing enlargement of the gland. 

Green tea

Drinking green tea instead of the traditional tea offers numerous benefits to your health, one of which is reducing inflammation in the prostate gland. As green tea contains natural, anti-inflammatory elements, they can also keep other health issues at bay. 

Besides following a favourable diet, you should also drink a lot of water to lower the symptoms of BPH and related issues, e.g. nocturia, or the urge to urinate frequently at night. As obesity is another reason for developing BPH, you should also exercise regularly to prevent gaining too much weight. As every system of our body is interlinked, following a healthy lifestyle goes a long way to decrease the chances of developing abnormalities.

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