Enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic enlargement, is a common benign condition that usually affects men over the age of 50 and in the older age groups and it manifests in the form of issues related to urination, including difficulties to pass urine, incontinence, frequent urination and strenuous urination, as well as in the form erectile dysfunctions. The PAE treatment options available include not only surgical interventions, but various medications as well – here are some alternative medicine options:
- Over the counter medications – there are many medicines available over the counter that can combat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate, their efficiency being especially noticeable in mild cases. The most effective ingredients include saw palmetto extract that reduces the size of the inner lining of the prostate, stinging nettle that reduces the size of the prostate by reducing the inflammation that causes the enlargement and zinc to ameliorate the urinary symptoms;
- Foods to help with symptoms – a healthy diet can also contribute to the amelioration of symptoms by helping maintain healthy weight. A diet that is very rich in dark leafy vegetables, carrots and tomatoes can also be beneficial due to the high content of lycopene in these vegetables.