Natural Ways to Shrink an Enlarged Prostate Gland

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Introduction

Have you been diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate? You probably felt some relief, like I did, that it was not cancer. Well do not ignore it; you need to take action to prevent problems that BPH can cause.

The best way you can prevent complications is to shrink your prostate, either naturally or through medications. I tried the natural method and have had some success.

Complications

My doctor did not tell me about the complications I could contract with BPH, I found these by myself through research after I developed a urinary tract infection. Here are the complications I found you could develop with BPH:

Urinary Tract Infection
Acute Urinary Retention
Chronic Urinary Retention
Bladder Infections
Bladder Stones

All these complications are a result of the squeezing of the urethra tube by your prostate as it grows, preventing the proper discharge of urine.

It is important to shrink your prostate to prevent these complications from developing. You can shrink it through surgery for severe cases, with medicines or you can see it shrink, like I did, through natural methods.

Shrink Your Prostate Naturally

There are several ways that you can try to shrink your prostate that some men have tried and claimed success. These methods are:

Saw Palmetto- This herb has been taken for hundreds of years by the native Indians to solve urinary problems. But can it help shrink your prostate? The jury is still out on this. Several studies have been performed with mix results. I have been taking this herb for several years and based on my PSA results, my prostate appears to have shrunk.

Pygeum Africanum – This herb is from the bark of a tree found in Africa. It has several ingredients that can reduce the inflammation and swelling of your prostate.

Tomatoes- Consuming more tomatoes will benefit your prostate because it contains lycopene. Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives tomatoes their color and has been found to be beneficial in reducing your risk of cancer.

Shrinking your prostate naturally is just one way to shrink your prostate, talk to your doctor about the best method of controlling your enlarged prostate.

Conclusion

If you have BPH, you need to talk to your doctor about shrinking it to prevent complications of your urinary tract.

There are some natural ways to shrink your prostate. For example, I have kept mine in check by taking Saw Palmetto. Other natural ways to shrink your prostate are Pygeum Africanum and Tomatoes.

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