Prostate health is important because the prostate is one of the most important glands in the male body. The prostate gland is a small male reproductive organ located between your bladder and the penis just in front of the rectum. Running through the centre of the prostate is the urethra which runs from the bladder through to the penis, letting urine flow out of your body.
In younger men, the prostate gland is about the size of a walnut, as you grow older it can enlarge, so that it can be the size of an apricot and by age 60 can be as big as a lemon. This potential enlargement is one of the reasons why maintaining prostate health throughout adult life is so important.
One of the main roles of the prostate is to produce the fluid that protects sperm. The muscles of the prostate also help to project seminal fluid into the urethra during ejaculation.
One component of prostate fluid, an enzyme called Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), also aids in the success of sperm by liquefying semen that has thickened after ejaculation. This thinning action allows sperm to swim more freely.
The prostate gland also filters and removes toxins that may surround sperm making sure that quality sperm are produced.
The prostate gland erection nerves are responsible for erections, encouraging the penis to swell and harden with the extra blood flow to it.
The prostate gland also produces an important enzyme, 5 alpha-reductase. This is the hormone that converts testosterone to DHT (dihydrotestosterone) which is about ten times more powerful than testosterone alone.
One of the important purposes of DHT is the male sex drive and functionality. If you build up toxins in the prostate it may affect the production of DHT. This may then lower your libido as you start to get a bit older.
The old saying “if it ain't broke don’t fix it” DOES NOT apply to prostate health. A better mantra for prostate health is “prevention is better than cure”.
While the prostate is in a great location for delivering important fluids and squeezing things along when the time is right, unfortunately its position around the urethra can be a liability if the gland swells or grows. A swollen prostate compresses the urethra and irritates the walls of the bladder, interfering with normal urination.
A growing prostate can also signal cancer.
This is one of the reasons why we advocate that for the maintenance of good prostate health, Prostate PowerFlow, a natural supplementary medicine made in New Zealand to support prostate health for men of all ages, is taken on a daily basis.
Although some studies have been undertaken, it is unclear why some men get an enlarged prostate and others don’t.
One study dealing with enlarged prostate causes links higher calorie intake, as well as diets high in red meat consumption and some kinds of polyunsaturated fats. Researchers suggest that excess calorie consumption can somehow (they are not sure how) promote prostate enlargement.
The excess body fat that accumulates and its effect on hormone levels may be the link.
Why does this happen?
One of the causes is the prostate becoming enlarged over time and can manifest as:
Because the urinary tract divides or passes through the prostate gland, when the prostate gland is enlarged, it can cause the above symptoms by pressing on or squeezing the urethra.
Why does this happen?
Scientists aren’t exactly sure why the bathroom and bedroom problems are interlinked but if toxins are present in an enlarged prostate gland they may interfere with the production of DHT (the hormone we mentioned earlier) also, if you are at the stage where your doctor has prescribed prescription drugs for your condition, these may interfere and lower your libido.
What is prostate pain?
Prostate pain may occur when the prostate gland becomes infected, and the causes may be unclear. The symptoms of prostate pain can include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should consult your health provider. \
Maintaining a healthy diet and getting adequate exercise are no brainers. In addition to making sure that you eat plenty of fruit and vegetables (especially red vegies like tomatoes) and low fat protein like fish and tofu, and aiming to achieve 10,000 steps daily, think about taking a specially formulated over the counter supplement such as Prostate PowerFlow.
When taken daily Prostate PowerFlow supports prostate health.
Prostate PowerFlow’s formulation works to support prostate health and contains the following four key active ingredients:
Saw Palmetto is a herb. The ripe fruit of the plant are used to make medicine. According to many studies it is effective in decreasing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Tomato derived lycopene supports a healthy prostate. Lycopene has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. It can help stop the enlargement of the prostate and help this condition from progressing to prostate cancer.
Selenium acts as an antioxidant protection.
Prostate PowerFlow provides up to 50% of the selenium RDA daily for men for prostate health NZ (RDA varies in different countries).
Zinc is necessary for your body to manufacture testosterone. Testosterone is the key male hormone for potency and fertility. Low zinc levels may contribute to low sperm count and low libido.
To support your prostate health, it is suggested that you take two capsules of PowerFlow daily; one in the morning and one in the evening with food.
Prostate PowerFlow is 100% natural and is free of unpleasant side effects. It is manufactured in New Zealand to the highest standards with thorough testing and guarantees of no adulteration or undeclared ingredients.
Prostate PowerFlow is recommended for long term use to support prostate health and has helped thousands of men since it was launched over a decade ago.