Written by Dr.Albana Greca Sejdini, Md, MMedSc
Unfortunately, almost twelve percent of men are affected with diseases related to prostate. Finally, the chances of you or someone you know to suffer from symptoms and complications of enlarged prostate are increasing day after day.
Normally, the prostate has the same size of a walnut. If you are a man, your prostate gland has been growing through 2 major periods throughout your life:
Firstly, in the period of puberty, the prostate’s size is doubled.
Secondly, when you reach 25 years old, the prostate growth in this period usually causes the effects of enlarged prostate.
Most studies have revealed that the majority of men above 45 years old have harmless prostate enlargement.
It is very important to understand that prostate enlargement is a cancer. But it definitely exerts some pressure on your urethra causing myriad urinary troubles.
Surely you will experience some dangerous health conditions over time, which include severe urinary tract infections, damage of your urinary bladder or kidneys, stones in your bladder, and incontinence (it occurs when uncontrolled leakage of urine occurs).
In the past, surgery was the only way to shrink enlarged prostate, which involved the removal of a part or the entire prostate. Despite the surgical solution of shrinking enlarged prostate succeeded to relief the symptoms of enlarged prostate, it usually cause impotence or sterility.
That is why surgery should be your last treatment of choice if you want to keep your vitality.
Drugs like Finasteride and Dutasteride are called hormone-reducing therapies.
These drugs can lower the secretion of some hormones in your body which have an influence on increasing the prostate size, they can stop the enlargement of your prostate or even shrink enlarged prostate.
Doxasozin or tamsulosin and other alpha-blocker drugs will cause the muscles surrounding your bladder and prostate to relax, which will minimize your symptoms.
In order to shrink enlarged prostate effectively and rapidly, both alpha blockers and hormone reducing drugs are combined together.
Herbs like saw Palmetto and pygeum africanum are well known with their powerful action to treat the inflammation, shrink prostate, and prevent hormones that causes enlarged prostate as well.
Unlike some prescribed drugs like Proscar, herbs don’t show serious side effects. Recently, Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) has listed some serious side effect of Proscar.
Zinc is a trace element that plays an important role in cell growth, cell death, and cell differentiation. A supplementation of fifty to one hundred milligrams of zinc daily is always recommended to help shrinking enlarged prostate.
New researches have proved that the deficiency of zinc will cause enlarged prostate.
Nowadays, some invisible exercises such as Kegel exercises can be used to shrink enlarged prostate. You can perform this exercise by contracting the muscles surrounding your anus and scrotum.
You can repeat this exercise ten times, from four to five times per day. This exercise helps in enhancing blood supply to these tissues.