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How to Prevent Prostate Problems

by Klaus Ferlow

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It amazes me how little most males know about prostate enlargement which can lead to prostate cancer. If people read well known health magazines regularly such as; Alive, Common Ground, Vista, Shared Vision or Alternative Medicine, you will find educational articles on how to avoid the problem by using preventative natural herbal remedies such as Saw Palmetto combination tinctures and creams. More than likely most males with urinary problems often will not even tell their own wives about this problem. Often times after checking with their medical doctor it is then discovered they have developed prostate cancer, which is in turn treated with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. In many cases this can lead to impotence which for many males (dependant on age) is almost a "death sentence".

Common Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement:

- hesitation to initiate urination
- difficulty controlling the flow of urine
- pain and/or straining to maintain a stream of urine
- blood in the urine or semen
- a sensation of incomplete emptying of the bladder
- frequent urination (especially during the night)
- infection of the bladder
- pain or stiffness in the hips, thighs and lower back
- cystitis and kidney failure

Prostate enlargement affects 75% of men by the age of 60 and more than 90% of men over the age of 65. Consumers searching for alternatives to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation are turning to herbal remedies because they fear the potential erectile dysfunction or the incontinence that can occur. To maintain prostate health, the following foods should be consumed on a regular basis: certified organic hemp, flax, pumpkin (high zinc), sunflower, and sesame seeds chickpeas, pistachios, almonds, brazil nuts, walnuts cabbage (all varieties), broccoli, kale spinach, swiss chard chickpeas, lentils, beans, oatmeals, apples, onions, whole grain cereals tomatoes, watermelon, papaya, grapefruit carrots, sweet potatoes, turnip, corn cold water fish or fish oil

Food to avoid are: hydrogenated fats, red meats, refined sugar, alcohol, coffee, black tea, and soft drinks (with aspartame)

The rate of testicular cancer in young men is rapidly increasing. More patients are becoming interested in alternative treatment such as; meditation, naturopathic medicine, herbal remedies, acupuncture, and anti-cancer diets.

Facts about Prostate Cancer
Canadian Cancer Society

-Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in Canadian men, accounting for almost one in four cancer diagnoses.

-In 2002, an estimated 18,200 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and 4300 will die from it.

-On average, 350 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every week, and83 will die of it every week.

-One in eight men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime, mostly after age 70. One in 28 will die from it.

-Symptoms of an enlarged prostate, or BPH, typically appear after 50 years of age.

Two powerful natural herbal products that can prevent prostate problems are Saw Palmetto Combo, and our Saw Palmetto cream. The Saw Palmetto Combo contains 4 herbal extracts as follows; Saw Palmetto, Pygeum Africanum, Horsetail, and Stinging Nettle. The cream contains six powerful herbal extracts as follows; Saw Palmetto, Pygeum Africanum, Arnica, Oat Straw, Stinging Nettle, and Wild Yam.

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