Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate is something that most men aged 60 and over will suffer from to some degree. That’s because your prostate naturally gets larger with age.
An enlarged prostate automatically puts pressure on your urethra, which results in problems when you urinate like increasing your need to urinate more frequently (especially at night), and leaving you feeling like you haven’t emptied your bladder properly. Serious cases of BPH can lead to impaired kidney function and infections.
No more endless trips to the loo
While mainstream treatments for BPH offer some improvements these can have harmful side-effects. For example, the drug Finasteride helps reduce the size of the prostate over time but it can also cause impotence, decreased libido and testicle pain. Another BPH drug, terazosin, can cause palpitations, fainting, low blood pressure, nausea, sleepiness and blurred vision.
Fortunately there are 5 Ayurvedic herbs that offer a side effect-free solution to the urinary symptoms of BHP as well as a reduction in the weight of an enlarged prostate.
- Tribulus terrestris has traditionally been used to reduce inflammation in the prostate and improve urination, including easing painful, burning sensations when urinating.
- Caesalpinia bonducella has been found to have a soothing, anti-inflammatory action that makes it particularly beneficial for improving an enlarged prostate.
- Areca catechu is used as an aphrodisiac but has also been shown to reduce the size of an enlarged prostate.
- Asparagus racemosus helps relieve inflammation and improves urination including urine retention.
- Crataeva nurvala has diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps support and maintain the overall health of the urinary system, which in turn improves urine retention and prevents the formation of calculi, or stones, in the urinary tract.
Additionally, iron and manganese oxides, known for their heart-protective properties, also have a tonic effect, which is beneficial for BPH sufferers who are often in overall poor health.
An all-natural supplement, called Himplasia, combines all 5 of these Ayurvedic herbs. Studies conducted on Himplasia have shown that men taking this powerful supplement have seen a remarkable improvement in their urinary symptoms – going from being severe to moderate. In addition average prostate weight reduced by 70 per cent and the average prostate size reduced by 21.5 per cent. Urine retention also improved more than 45 per cent. Himplasia can be found online or at specialist health food stores.
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