5 Warning Signs You Have An Enlarged Prostate

by Ben Ong
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An enlarged prostate. It doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but it’s a condition that many men suffer from. Yet few wish to talk about. With the latest statistics showing that by the age 60, 50% of men will have some signs of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), it’s time to tackle the rising epidemic. While an enlarged prostate doesn’t necessarily mean you have prostate cancer, it could be a result of BPH. An enlarged prostate can result in painful and embarrassing symptoms, so to give you a hand, here are the 5 signs to watch out for.

 

1) Frequency and Urgency

early warning signs enlarged prostate

Many of us find ourselves woken by the call of bursting bladder and while this might happen once in a while, men with an enlarged prostate will find it an even more regular occurrence. If you find that your sleep is constantly disrupted by the urgent need to urinate, this might be one of the first signs of an enlarged prostate. This is called “nocturia” and is defined as having to urinate eight or more times per day. At times, this need to urinate may be urgent. This is as the enlarged prostate gland puts increased pressure on the urethra and bladder, making it increasingly difficult to hold in urine.

 

2) Difficulty Urinating

early warning signs enlarged prostate

A second common sign to look out for difficulty urinating. As your prostate presses on the urethra, it can block urine from the bladder going out through the penis. This makes it hard to start a urine stream. It can also cause a weak or delayed urine stream, especially at the end of urination. This is referred to as “dribbling”.

 

3) Pain During Urination or Ejaculation

early warning signs enlarged prostate

The pressure on your reproductive organs and urinary tract can be painful. Some men feel the need to push urine out, which makes it even more painful. In more severe cases, pain may also be due to infection, which is a result of an untreated enlarged prostate.

One of the issues with an enlarged prostate is that it can block the flow of urine from the bladder, which prevents it from emptying completely. This increases the chance of bacteria growing, increasing your risk of developing an infection. Prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate, is also a form of urinary infection and will need to be treated.

 

4) Urinary Retention

early warning signs enlarged prostate

Urinary retention is when you are unable to completely empty the bladder. It is both a symptom and complication of an enlarged prostate. If you experience this issue, it is important to seek immediate medical care. The doctor will have to insert a tube known as a catheter into your bladder to drain the urine. If the condition is severe, the doctor may recommend surgery to remove some of the enlarged prostate tissue or to possibly make cuts in the prostate to widen the urethra.

 

5) Blood in Urine

early warning signs enlarged prostate

If you are finding blood in your urine, this could be a possible sign that you have an enlarged prostate. This is known as and there are two forms. Microscopic haematuria is when blood is detectable only under a microscope and is usually detected when men have had a urinalysis as part of an examination. Gross haematuria is when the presence of blood in the urine is obvious and the urine looks red, pink, or brownish.

 

Treatment

As men age their prostate naturally grows larger but if you are experiencing these signs you should act. Such symptoms can affect you physically and emotionally, lowering your quality of life. When it comes treating an enlarged prostate, some drugs can result in erectile dysfunction.  Commonly used drugs, used drugs such as Proscar and Flomax, are alpha blockers and can have dangerous long-lasting side effects. While they may hide the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, such drugs will do nothing to cure your underlying problem and could eventually leave you incontinent, drained of your former strength and masculinity.

Natural is the way to go. Not only will natural remedies help to heal your prostate, actively relieving you of uncomfortable symptoms, but they will do so without causing hazardous side effects. Powerful natural extracts such as Saw Palmetto, has been revered for its healing ability, with studies showing it to improve urinary flow, decrease prostate size, and diminish urine retention.  This is because Saw Palmetto contains beta-sitosterol, a substance found to be effective in the treatment of BPH. Beta- sitosterol works to inhibit the activity of an enzyme called 5-alpha-reductase, which is a key trigger in the development of BPH and prostate cancer.

Remember, when treating the symptoms of an enlarged prostate be wary of prostate drugs. Do your homework prior to taking alpha blockers including Proscar and Flomax. The side effects are very real, and all across the web you will read people’s terrible experience at the hands of these drugs. Go for natural and safer alternatives, your prostate will thank you for it!

 

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About Ben Ong

Ben Ong is a best-selling author and widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on natural treatments for metabolic conditions such as prostate disease and type 2 diabetes. He founded Ben’s Natural Health and has worked for over 20 years providing a range of high quality, clinically effective, all-natural supplements for BPH, high PSA, high blood sugar, sexual dysfunction, and others.
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  1. alex victorin

    Hi Ben I just purchased 3 bottles of Prostate Healer and I was surprise to find that one of the ingredients was 45% of Alcohol can you instruct why such a high volume of Alcohol before I return as compared to other ingredients.

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Alex, thanks for your question. The reason we use alcohol in our tinctures, like many other companies, is that it’s the absolute best method to keep the herbs or extracts fresh and active. The problem with picking anything fresh is that it will lose its potency too quickly in a glycerin solution, and will be completely inactive in a powder before it’s made it from India to the US! If you’re concerned about the strength, you can keep it open on your countertop for a bit and the alcohol will start to evaporate. The amount in a serving is not much more than you would get from a large glass of orange juice though. Wishing you good health, The Ben’s Natural Health Team.

  2. john yankson

    Yes, it is important to have some exercise. I recommend 30 minutes of brisk walking at least four times a week. Also it is good to eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. I strongly recommend beetroot juice . It contains a lot of antioxidants . Good to blend this with carrot juice. Drink at least two standard drinking glases daily.

  3. Royce Smart

    How many ounces/pills in each bottle?

  4. Howard Conder

    I am 72 and still working and I am becoming more aware of having an enlarged prostrate as I am finding it more and more difficult to pass urine… I have read loads of notes etc about best ways to help myself so I am ready to try and make improvements as to what I eat and drink. Do I need supplements?

    • Ben Ong

      Hi Howard, I recommend making changes to your diet and lifestyle and taking our harmless Total Health supplement designed to reduce or eliminate inflammation, enlargement and irritation in the prostate. You can read about the most effective natural prostate supplement if you click here: https://www.bensnaturalhealth.com/health-products/total-health-vegicaps.html#product_tabs_ingredients

      Our highly bio-available and natural ingredients work synergistically with the ketogenic diet and keeping physically active. A ketogenic diet consists of 70% healthy fats, 25% high-quality protein and 5% carbohydrates. You can read find more information on the ketogenic diet here: http://www.bensprostate.com/ketogenic-diet-help-prostate-disease/
      This should include foods such as avocados, the right kind of butter, coconut oil, macadamia nuts, and almonds, olives, along with omega three fats from small fatty fish like sardines, herring, or mackerel. You should try to avoid animal fat and protein, dairy products, processed foods, carbohydrates and sugar from your diet. More examples of food that are suitable for the ketogenic diet can be found here: http://www.bensprostate.com/ketogenic-good-food-guide/
      High intakes of dairy, red meat and animal fats increase the risk of prostate enlargement. Whereas consuming food which are rich in fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of prostate enlargement. It is important that you choose organic and fresh vegetables otherwise the nutrient quality of the fruits and vegetables will be suboptimal. A lack of high quality fruit and vegetables can lead to lead to deficiencies in micronutrients which are important for prostate health.

      It is very important that you maintain adequate levels of physical activity throughout the whole year very important. Research shows that men who exercise frequently are far less likely to develop BPH or prostate cancer. Physical activity also helps to maintain a healthy body weight, which is very important because excess body weight increases oestrogen and inflammation, which contribute to prostate diseases. Research also shows a correlation between increases in body weight and an increase in prostate size. Furthermore, the effectiveness of supplements is blunted in men with excess body weight, so it is highly important to maintain a healthy body weight.
      It is recommended that we undertake 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week either in the form of brisk walking, running, cycling or swimming. Two resistance training sessions should also be conducted weekly. Resistance training will increase muscle mass and help reduce excess body weight. This will also help to boost your levels of testosterone. Sedentary time should be limited to no longer than 1 hour. If possible every 30 minutes stand up and make some sort of movement for a minute or so.
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      I wish you good health, Ben.

  5. Adesina Waheed Adelanwa

    I am experiencing frequent urination and a little body shrinking only. No difficulty urinating, no pain, no urinary retention and of course, no blood in urine.

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