By the time middle age is reached about half of all men have Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph).

By the time middle age is reached about half of all men have Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (Bph). This is the medical name for prostate problems and simply means enlargement of the prostate gland which is not cancer. By the time a man reaches 75 he has a 95% chance of having to share his old age with an enlarged prostate. The enlarged prostate causes all sorts of problems, mostly of nuisance value, like having to get up more frequently during the night to go to the toilet, difficulty starting urination and poor flow of urine. If you suffer with these symptoms be aware that BPH while little more than painful and annoying may be paving the way for something far worse: cancer. In a study involving almost 1200 case histories, researchers found that the death rate from prostate cancer was three to seven times higher among men with BPH than healthy controls. For this reason, if you suffer any prostate problems, first get them checked by your doctor, a simple screening diagnosis will check the likelihood of cancer.

WHAT IS THE PROSTATE GLAND

The prostate is a solid, chestnut-shaped organ surrounding the first part of the urethra (tube which discharges urine). The prostate is situated immediately under the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate consists of two main zones: an inner zone (which produces secretions responsible for keeping the lining of the urethra moist) and an outer zone (which produces seminal secretions). It weighs only a few grams at birth, gradually increasing in size, and stopping growth about aged 20, when it reaches about 20g weight. In most men the prostate begins to enlarge further after the age of 50.

SYMPTOMS

As the prostate swells and gets larger it places pressure on the bladder and surrounding areas. This can mean that you pass a small amount of urine often, or have trouble starting urination, or are getting up a lot during the night. These symptoms can obviously cause embarrassment and worry, especially in work and social situations.

HOW CAN BHP BE TREATED?

Until recently there were three major ways of treating BPH.
1). Regular check-ups - If an enlarged prostate was detected and symptoms were insufficient to bother the individual regular monitoring was prescribed.
2). Medication - Doctors could prescribe medication to relieve symptoms but not actually shrink the enlarged prostate. Drugs are now available to actually help shrink the prostate.
3). Surgery - Some patients need surgery to relieve symptoms. Excellent results are usually achieved.

NUTRITIONAL HELP

Knowing that almost half of the male population is going to have a prostate problem to some degree by the age of 50 it makes sense to take nutritional safeguards as preventative treatment, before problems start. Prevention is easier than cure! So what nutritional factors are involved in maintaining a healthy prostate?

Zinc - Studies have shown Zinc is essential to help prevent enlargement of the prostate. As we age our ability to absorb Zinc decreases and supplementation provides a convenient source of this vital anti-oxidant mineral. Some of my customers have found a Zinc supplement alone is enough to vastly improve their symptoms.
Essential Fatty Acids- very necessary for the formation of our prostaglandin''s and taking Flaxseed oil or combinations of Evening Primrose Oil and Fish Oils has been shown to give benefits to those with enlarged prostate.
Herbs For A Healthy Prostate- Several herbs have shown to give benefit to those with prostate problems in particular Saw Palmetto. There are lots of well documented trials done with this herb in the U.S. which demonstrate its role in helping reduce the size of the swollen prostate by inhibiting a specific enzyme which plays an important part in prostate enlargement.
All these nutrients essential for prostate health have been combined into one advanced formula in Kordels Prostaguard. This is a convenient way of taking nutritional safeguards to maintain the best possible prostate health.
Unfortunately most guys suffer from the Superman syndrome and seem to think they are immune to major health problems. If you recognize any of the symptoms….get it checked out by your doctor.The most serious of all prostate problems is cancer and its the second most common type of cancer in men. If caught early the cure rate for these cancers is almost 100%. That''s why the best form of prevention is a regular check-up. I believe all men with BPH even if the symptoms are mild should take Prostaguard to help improve their prostate function and reduce the chances of further problems developing. Be pro-active not reactive!!!