Friday, 6 May 2011


Did you know that 50% of men at 50 years of age already suffer with an enlarged prostate? We tend to think it's something that happens to really old men, but it's surprising how early it can sneak up on you.

The early symptoms of something being not quite right is needing to go to the loo more frequently - and if you are having to get up in the night, perhaps even several times, it is definitely time to get things checked out.

Well, the prostate gland is a little doughnut-shaped gland at the base of the bladder, surrounding the tube which carries urine out of the body (the urethra). The problems start once hormonal changes take place sometime after the age of 30 (yes, you guys get that as well, it's not just the girls!), causing the prostate gland to grow and squashing the urethra as it passes through the prostate. No wonder it's difficult to go to the loo!

The technical reason behind all this is that with age, increasing amounts of testosterone start being metabolised into di-hydrotestosterone (DHT), which causes inflammation. As the DHT accumulate the prostate gland gets bigger, leaving less room for urine to pass through and making it difficult to empty the bladder completely.

Go and see your doctor and if it is established that you have an enlarged prostate gland you can discuss your treatment options that can include medication or perhaps surgery. Another option is to take Saw Palmetto to help with the troublesome urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate.

The herb Saw Palmetto has been used by Native Americans for thousands of years. The berry of Saw Palmetto contains hormone balancing constituents which prevent testosterone from changing into DHT. It acts specifically on the prostate gland and does not affect any other organs and it is not associated with impotence. The overall effect is less inflammation and therefore a reduction in the prostate gland, leading to an easier flow of urine and less discomfort. It is also good to know that you can take it alongside most other medication, for as long as you wish but speak to your doctor first if you are already taking medicine for an enlarged prostate.

In a clinical trial carried out using Saw Palmetto, in capsules, noticeable improvements were found after only four weeks. This confirms the excellent feed-back we get from our customers at Elixir Health Foods, so if you (or the man in your life!) are suffering in silence, contact us for more details on 01208 814500.  Or, if you prefer, take a look at our website at, and find more information there.

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By Randi Henderson
Elixir Health Foods

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