Men, have you practically worn a hole in the rug from your roundtrips to the bathroom? Do the frustrating stops and starts every time you pee keep you hovering over the toilet for FAR too long?
Or does it feel uncomfortably full, irritated, and inflamed “down there.”
Congratulations, you’re likely the proud owner of a swollen prostate. Or as docs like to call it, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
And you’re not alone. In fact, experts say if a man lives long enough, he’s practically guaranteed to develop prostate problems.
The statistics are startling…
- 70 percent of men between 60 and 69 will have prostate issues
- 80 percent of men in their 70s will develop prostate problems
- 90 percent of men in their 90s will battle a belligerent prostate
Which means the odds are your doctor is going to suggest prostate medications such as alpha blockers or 5a-reductase inhibitors at some point.
And let’s face it, when you find yourself planning your days around bathroom breaks, it is understandable why a prescription could be tempting.
Meds for prostate problems come with side effects
But here’s the problem. Prostate meds can come with a bunch of side effects. And in many cases, those side effects can be just as bad… if not worse… as the symptoms you’re trying to get rid of.
Some of the most common, and disturbing, include…
- dramatic and dangerous drops in blood pressure
- dizziness and fainting
- nausea and vomiting
- sexual dysfunction, loss of libido, erection problems
- of an aggressive form of prostate cancer
Suddenly, having to pee a lot might not seem quite as bad as it did.
However, you don’t have to choose between prostate problems and scary side effects. Because new research has revealed, there’s a surprising solution.
And this natural extract could give many guys the relief they’re looking for WITHOUT the risks.
Strange tree bark “cure” relieves prostate symptoms
It comes to us from deep inside the forests off the southwest coast of France. There a special tree called the Pinus pinaster or French maritime pine grows.
And inside the bark of these particular trees is a substance which researchers say can help control some of the worst prostate symptoms without the troubling drug side effects.
This extract, known as Pycnogenol, is a powerful antioxidant. And it’s already earned a rock-solid reputation in some circles for its potent healing power.
In fact, you may have even heard of it before. It’s been used to help treat high blood pressure, circulation issues, and asthma.
But it’s only been recently that researchers began to look into using it to tackle prostate problems.
Scientists from Chieti-Pescara University, in Italy, had a group of men suffering from BPH combine the extract with some basic behavioral changes. And the results were remarkable.
The Pycnogenol significantly improved…
- bladder emptying (no more hovering over the toilet)
- frequency (sit through a meal or a movie comfortably again)
- urinary urgency (goodbye to the “got to go right NOW”)
- flow strength (no more dribbling)
- straining (quit trying to push through the “stop and start”)
- the need to get up in the middle of the night
In other words, it helps with ALL of the most annoying symptoms of an aging prostate.
Beat prostate problems with NATURAL solutions
Of course, Pycnogenol isn’t the only, safe and effective, natural alternative you can try. And in fact, you might find it even more effective if you combine it with one of these other prostate problem solvers.
Pygeum: Another evergreen tree extract, pygeum can help slow cell growth, so your prostate doesn’t keep getting larger. Plus, it’s an anti-inflammatory to help reduce the swelling that’s already occurred.
Beta-sitosterol: This natural plant extract reportedly can help improve your stream strength as well as ensure your bladder gets good and empty. This time of year, it’s easy to find, too, in pumpkin seeds.
Lycopene: Lycopene is the compound in tomatoes which gives them their rich, red color. And it turns out it is terrific for your prostate too. The carotenoid helps calm inflammation and slow swelling to a crawl. And if you’re not a fan of tomatoes, you can get a dose of lycopene from any of the deep red fruits and veggies.
Zinc: Study after study has found not having high enough zinc levels is associated with prostate problems. Make sure you’re getting enough of this vital vitamin to reduce your risk of having problems in the first place. Oysters, red meat, poultry, beans, and nuts are all good sources of zinc.
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