Precautions with Prostate Health

Before seeking any form of alternative medicine, be sure to first consult your health care provider. He, or practitioner will guide your treatment regimen using the most effective forms of therapy, but voice your concern about the side effects of conventional treatment and desire to try natural forms of therapy.

Some alternative therapies may be harmful when used with medications, which is another reason to consult him before beginning any herbal treatment.

Final Thoughts on Prostate Health

  • Prostate health problems are a major concern for all men, affecting 90 percent of men by the age of 70.

  • The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system that surrounds the part of the urethra just below the bladder and above the muscles of the pelvic floor.

  • The main functions of the prostate are the production of a fluid that makes up semen and the ability to ejaculate forcefully because of the prostate muscles. The prostate is also responsible for hormone metabolism. It’s in the prostate that the male sex hormone testosterone is transformed into a biologically active form called DHT.

  • Anti-inflammatory foods can help to reduce the enlargement of the prostate, which leads to issues such as frequent urination, painful urination and pelvic pain.

  • There are herbs and supplements that have been proved to reduce the risk of prostate problems and prostate health issues, including fish oil, saw palmetto, stinging nettle, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamin E and vitamin D.

  • Rosemary, frankincense and myrrh essential oils are powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents that can relieve symptoms of prostate problems and possibly inhibit the growth of prostate abnormal cells.

  • Before using any form of alternative medicine for the treatment of prostate health problems, consult your health care provider to be sure there are no interactions with any medications you may be taking.