Why Saw Palmetto?
Saw palmetto, in many cases, relieves the symptoms of prostate
enlargement just as well as conventional medication. Prostate growth is
stimulated by excess levels of dihydrotestosterone (DHT) in the
condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Saw palmetto
works by inhibiting the production of DHT, stopping DHT from binding in
the prostate and increasing the rate at which DHT is metabolized in the
Can Decrease PSA
Excess estrogen slows the removal of DHT from the prostate. By
inhibiting estrogen saw palmetto also improves BPH. It has been shown
in clinical studies to decrease the size of the prostate without
altering PSA levels (the hormone that is a marker for prostate cancer).
Saw palmetto has been clinically proven to:
Reduce night time trips to the bathroom
Improve strength of flow
Relieve pain and swelling in the prostate
Enhance sexual function
Getting up frequently at night, pain in the groin, painful urination, and
reduced sexual function - all symptoms of common prostate conditions.
prostate is the organ responsible for producing the fluid part of seminal
emissions, helping to control the flow of urine, and for the contractions
that cause ejaculation during orgasm. It’s no wonder that when a man has a
concern with his prostate that it can be troublesome.
Prostate problems occur when the gland becomes infected or swollen. The
most common prostate condition is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). It
occurs in men over the age of fifty (but can occur earlier) due to hormonal
imbalances, heredity, poor diet, nutrient deficiencies or high cholesterol.
The growth of malignant or benign tumours can also cause prostate
swelling. Your PSA level (prostate specific antigen) can indicate the degree
of enlargement; it can also indicate whether or not you are at risk for
cancer. Make at least yearly appointments past age forty for this test.
BPH affects one in three men over age 50. Symptoms appear when the prostate
becomes large enough to interfere with urination. Dribbling, frequent and
urgent urination occur and often cause men to wake at night to urinate.
Starting and stopping urination can be difficult. When bladder emptying is
impaired there is an increased risk for the development of urinary stones
and infections. Drug therapy for BPH uses finasteride, which blocks the
conversion of testosterone into dehydrotestosterone (DHT). DHT stimulates
the growth of prostate cells. Side effects of drug therapy include
impotence, decreased libido and difficulty detecting prostate cancer.
Reducing and Eliminating Prostate Symptoms:The problem with several of the prostate drugs doctors commonly
prescribe is, ironically, impotence. No man ever wants this.
Fortunately, there are effective natural alternatives.