If you are urinating too frequently, feel pressure or burning in that area, or your sex life is being affected, you may have prostate problems, or BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia, found usually in older men when the prostate enlarges).
Symptoms include changes in urination, split urinary stream, weak stream, intermittent urination, dribbling of urine, “bashful bladder,” incomplete emptying, frequent nightly urination, or urinary incontinence.
Any pain associated can be within the prostate, localized or radiate to the pelvis, above the pubic bone, in the perineum, or in the upper thighs. There can be fever and chills, urging to urinate, as well as frequent and painful urination.
Possible signs in the face include swollen lower eyelids that are rosy red colored (generally in elderly men), chin is prominent or cleft, or thick lower lip. This may also involve male hormone problems. Other signs may include receding, thinning hair, deficient hair growth in beard or too much hair growth on entrance of ear canal.
See a doctor if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Inability to empty the bladder
- Blood in the urine
- Frequent urinary tract infections
- Bladder stones
Urinary retention can permanently damage the bladder.
Modern medicine uses drugs that “shrink” the prostate, or reduce the aforementioned symptoms. There can be side effects from these drugs that cause other health problems (some causing impotence) besides having to take them for the rest of your life. Surgery is another medical option.
Natural ways to prevent or help prostate problems are: First clean up your diet, removing alcohol, black tea, coffee and tobacco. Second, change a sedentary lifestyle by exercising. Third, use the following healing protocol.
“Many people ask me what I would do if I got prostate cancer. If it was a slow-growing type, I would follow the advice of several prominent cancer doctors who suggest just leaving it alone. In their experience, they say that most men can survive 10 to 20 years without further problems and avoid the risk of surgical treatments and side effects from medications that can cause impotence and other urinary problems.
Of course, I would be monitored regularly by a doctor. I’m not one to rush into a big decision. I would, however, go on a vegan diet. Animal products are high in fat and may contain steroids and hormones (foreign estrogens and more) that adversely affect anyone’s health.” — Dave
Natural Healing Protocol: Combining supplements will do more to support your body’s ability to function properly than using just one. Use the following remedies for best results — your ability to heal will depend on the severity and length of time your symptoms have been present.
Herbs for Prostate Problems, BPH
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Dr. Christopher’s Male Urinary Tract formula has been used historically for the aid of the malfunctioning prostate gland. Can be used along with Dr. Christophers Prostate Plus.
New Chapter’s Prostate 5LX promotes healthy prostate function and normal urine flow. Modulates 5-lipoxygenase and promotes normal prostate cell growth.
Green Tea – Helps reduce prostate enlargement, 200 times stronger than Vitamin E (antioxidant)
Nettle – A known anti-inflammatory, blocks the conversion of androgens to estrogens; keeps testosterone at normal levels (for physical and sexual health)
Milk thistle – Protects the prostate by facilitating proper hormone conversion in the liver
Turmeric – Anti-inflammatory, inhibits abnormal growth
Boswellia – Similar to turmeric, helps to lower cholesterol
Pygeum – May reduce swelling and inflammation, helps keep PSA at normal levels
Saw Palmetto Extract – Used for enlarged prostate, may prevent cancer
Garlic – Acts like an antibiotic to prevent prostate infections and used for greater overall immune health
Cell Salts to Help Prostate Problems
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – prostate enlargement, connective tissue weakness (strengthen the tissues that hold the body together)
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation
#5 Kali mur 6X – inflammation and congestion
#12 Silicea 6X – inflammation, infection, connective tissue weakness
Prostate Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Berberis – Prostate enlarged with pressure in pelvis; kidney and bladder inflammation with blood in the urine; pain with urination; tendency to gout; kidney and back pain as if the back was broken. Worse from motion, standing. Mentally and physically tired, apathetic, indifferent.
Bryonia – Bladder urination frequent with beer-colored urine, scanty and hot. Burning in urethra when not urinating. Better with pressure, rest, cold things, quiet; worse at least motion, stooping, raising up, deep breathing, becoming hot. Thirsty, irritable, talks of business.
Chimaphila – Prostate enlarged; chronic bladder infection with prostatitis; scanty urine with ropy sediment; burning during urination; sensation of swelling, like a ball sitting in bottom of pelvic area. Better with walking; worse in damp weather or from sitting on cold stone.
Cubeba – Prostate inflammation with thick yellow secretion; cystitis; blood in urine. Better by getting up and walking; worse in bed at night.
Echinacea Angustifolia – Helps in prostate infections, septic circumstances.
Equisetum – Pain at the end of urination; burning while urinating; cystitis; constant desire to urinate; passes large quantities of clear, light-colored urine; bed wetting. Better by continued motion; worse when sitting down, with movement, pressure, touch. Irritable and easily fatigued.
Pareira brava – Prostate enlargement with retention; severe pain when urinating; constant urging, great straining; painful urination since illness-can only urinate on hands and knees; urine smells strongly of ammonia. Limbs may be swollen.
Pulsatilla – Acute prostatitis; inflammation of the genital organs; bladder pains after urination. Better with fresh open air, erect posture; worse in warm stuffy rooms, rich fatty foods, and at twilight. Mild, timid, changeable nature, fear of abandonment.
Rhododendron– Pain with urination, frequent urging; joint and muscle pain; testes swollen, inflamed, painful. Better after a storm breaks, in sunshine; worse during rough weather. Dreads storms.
Sabal Serrulata – prostate enlargement and weakness; “homeopathic catheter” for retention of urine due to enlarged prostate; sharp, stinging and wandering pains; urinary incontinence; cystitis from prostate enlargement. Better from sleep; worse from cold damp weather. Irritability and depression, dislikes sympathy-makes them angry.
Thuja – Urinary disturbances; urinary stream splits and is small; urine burns, dribbles, foul; induration of testicles; offensive smelling genitals; prostate enlargement. Better in warmth, crossing legs, pressure, rubbing; worse in cold dampness, at night from heat of bed. Dullness of mind, fixed ideas.
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Copyright 2015 by David R. Card