Could it be that men are taking much less care of themselves and their health? Research and test results show that yes, they do. Men are particularly reluctant to go to the doctor when they have prostate problems. Even if they have problems and problems in the toilet, they don’t really like to tell the doctor about these things and many are even afraid of tests. But men over the age of 40 should go for at least one check-up a year, just as women go for gynaecological and mammographic screenings. Screening can save lives, as prompt treatment of diseases detected early can even help prevent cancer.
It is not only screening that is important, but also a healthy lifestyle and the consumption of nutrients and herbs that can help maintain reproductive health.
After a certain age, men often suffer from an enlarged prostate, and many men have problems passing urine in the toilet, or may experience the urge to urinate but fail to do so, or frequent urination at night is a problem for many men. These health problems can be helped by a great herb called saw palmetto.
Two teas can also help men with prostate problems. One is green tea and the other is hibiscus tea. Both teas are rich sources of antioxidants and both are also effective in reducing inflammation. Both green tea and hibiscus tea can also help prevent prostate cancer and slow the growth of aggressive prostate cancer. Green tea also contains polyphenols, which are also active contributors to prostate health.
Nettle has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antimicrobial effects and can therefore be very helpful in maintaining prostate, bladder and urinary tract health. Nettle is also known to have anti-cancer effects.
Research has shown a link between low levels of vitamin D and the development of prostate cancer. Zinc is an essential mineral that is also present in the tissues of the prostate. Zinc can not only protect against the development of cancer cells, but also slow down the cancer process.