The prostate’s role in urinary problems
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland in men, located just below the bladder. The urethra (the tube carrying urine from the bladder) runs through the middle of the prostate. It follows that an enlarged or unhealthy prostate can interfere with the efficient emptying your bladder. The prostate gland is also crucial for a healthy sex life because one of its functions is to provide some of the liquid that carries sperm.
Many men experience urinary symptoms as they age, which may be caused by inflammation of the prostate gland (prostatitis). In older men, symptoms may be the result of a blockage in the tubes due to a benign (non-cancerous) enlargement of the prostate gland – called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The most common symptom of this is difficulty emptying the bladder.
Urinary symptoms may become noticeable enough that they require treatment. However, not all urinary symptoms are due to changes in the prostate. Also, some men have enlarged prostates and yet experience few, if any, symptoms.
Symptoms of urinary problems
Urinary symptoms commonly experienced with prostate problems include:
- The need to urinate frequently during the night.
- Urinating more often during the day.
- Urinary urgency – the urge to urinate can be so strong and sudden that you may not reach the toilet in time.
- The urine stream is slow to start.
- Urine dribbling for some time after finishing urination.
- A sensation that the bladder isn't fully emptied after urination.
- Lack of force to the urine flow, which makes directing the stream difficult.
- The sensation of needing to go again soon after urinating.
Treatment for urinary problems
If urinary problems are caused by infection, or enlargement of the prostate gland, treatment may include:
- Antibacterial medication to treat bacterial prostatitis.
- Medication to improve the flow of urine and other symptoms, such as an obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate.
- Surgical procedures to open blockages.
- Medications that reduce the tone of the muscles of the urethra and prostate, reduce the size of the prostate gland, or relax the bladder.
- Natural herbal supplements, like Prostate PowerFlow.
Prostate PowerFlow and men’s health
Prostate PowerFlow’s formulation works to support prostate health and contains the following four key active ingredients:
- Saw Palmetto. Native Americans from the Seminole tribe in Florida traditionally ate its berries for food and to treat urinary and reproductive problems associated with an enlarged prostate gland.
- Lycopene. Tomato-derived lycopene supports a healthy prostate and has been shown to reduce the risk of certain cancers. It can help stop the enlargement of the prostate and prevent this condition from progressing to prostate cancer.
- Selenium. Selenium provides antioxidant protection. Prostate PowerFlow provides up to 50 percent of the Selenium RDA to support men’s prostate health in New Zealand (RDA varies in different countries).
- Zinc. Zinc is necessary for the manufacture of testosterone, which is the key male hormone for potency and fertility. Low zinc levels may contribute to low sperm count and low libido.
Good prostate health is a key for men coping with the inevitable hormonal changes that accompany aging. Prostate PowerFlow with Saw Palmetto, Zinc, Lycopene and Selenium may help alleviate the natural side effects of growing older.
If your sleep is regularly interrupted by midnight trips to the bathroom, if you find you have an urge to urinate and then when you get there you can’t start the flow, Prostate PowerFlow is likely to help. Specially formulated for promoting urinary and prostate health Prostate PowerFlow helps put you back in control.
Prostate PowerFlow is manufactured in New Zealand to the highest standards, with thorough testing and guarantees of no adulteration or undeclared ingredients.