After the age of 40, about 80% of men start experiencing prostate problems. This is the time when the amount of DHT (dihydrotestosterone) starts to accumulate in the prostate gland. DHT is a very potent form of testosterone that causes overproduction of prostate cells resulting in prostate growth and higher risk of developing prostate cancer.
Located just below the bladder, the prostate is a gland that affects both urinary and sexual functions. It is susceptible to conditions such as BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), prostatitis and prostate cancer. Some of the earliest signs of prostate problems are erectile dysfunction and difficulty urinating.
Here are a few symptoms that may indicate an issue with prostate health:
- Need to urinate every 2 hours or less
- Difficulty delaying urination
- Frequently stopping and starting during urination
- Straining at the beginning of urination
- Weak urine stream or just a dribble
- Feeling like the bladder is not completely emptying
- Getting up frequently at night to urinate
There are natural ways to prevent and reverse problems with the prostate via diet and supplementation. New Roots Herbal is a high quality Canadian manufacturer of natural health products that has been in business since 1985. Their mission is to produce health products with therapeutic doses of nutraceuticals to prevent and treat disease.
One of these products, available at Better Living in Toronto (Etobicoke) is Prostate Perform, an innovative natural health product, with Health Canada approval that is designed to address the symptoms and causes of BPH.
Prostate Preform contains the following:
- Saw Palmettothatinhibits the production of DHT in the prostate and relaxes the muscles relieving urinary urgency.
- Rye flower pollen that improves urinary flow and voiding difficulties.
- Freeplantsterols that reduce BPH symptoms and urinary difficulties.
- Pygeum, a phytosterol that reduces swelling in the prostate.
Prostate Perform also includes vitamins, minerals, amino acids and fatty acids that promote prostate health. Apart from taking Prostate Preform at the onset of symptoms, it can also be used preventatively to ensure prostate health and prevent disease.