prostate gland is found in males and is located
just under the bladder. Shaped like a doughnut it
surrounds the first part of the urethra where
urine and semen pass. The main function is to
secrete a milky, white alkaline fluid into the
prostatic urethra which makes up to 33% of the
volume of semen.
in some instances, the prostate begins to enlarge,
pinching off the urethra and interfering with the
flow of urine. This leads to discomfort and
sometimes infections, symptoms of which may
include urgency to urinate, undue frequency of
urination and a weak urinary stream. This problem
is known as Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), a
non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate.
Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) is a common disorder
affecting 50% of men by age 50, increasing to 80%
in men age 80 or older.
causes of BPH appear to be partly related to age
related changes in sex hormone levels, including
an overall increase in the ratio of estrogen to
androgens (male hormones) and an increase in
prostatic dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is a
more potent form of testosterone.
addition, high cholesterol and nutritional
deficiencies such as zinc and essential fatty
acids may also contribute to BPH.
Pharmaceutical drugs used for the treatment of BPH symptoms are associated with adverse side effects, whereas natural alternatives offer similar improvement potential without the side effects.
How Nutritional Therapy can help
has been shown to play a major role in both
maintaining the health of the male reproductive
organs and helping to alleviate problems when they
considerations include correcting nutrient
deficiencies, increasing foods known to promote a
healthy prostate while decreasing or even avoiding
specific foods and lifestyle factors known to
contribute to BHP.
containing natural substances such as various
herbs, vitamins and minerals have shown
considerable therapeutic action in helping to
a private one-to-one consultation, dietary &
lifestyle factors can be identified and changed to
encourage a healthy prostate.
Call Essentia Nutrition today to book a consultation or to find out more on how nutritional therapy could help you on 07781 890 541.