In the Western world it’s almost a given that men over the age of 45 develop symptoms of prostate problems. These problems fall into three categories:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – non-cancerous prostate enlargement
- Prostatitis – inflammation of the prostate
- Prostate cancer
An alarming number of men progress through all three of these problem states.
The prostate is a walnut sized gland located just below a man’s bladder. Its role is to produce an optimal portion of the seminal fluid that carries sperm. The prostate initially becomes active during puberty, and usually remains healthy until midlife when prostate enlargement signals the end of carefree days. (more…)
A recent study with far reaching implications has gone a long way in explaining why women get breast cancer and how they can prevent the disease and its recurrence. Scientists have found evidence that hormonal balance is key in determining whether or not a malignant growth will occur in a woman’s breast. Critical to the outcome is whether receptors in the body for estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are fully functioning and optimally balanced. (more…)
When you talk to your doctor about prostate health, the last thing you’d expect from him is a natural prostate solution that heads prostate troubles off at the pass.
Luckily, you have other options — and they start with the manly mineral that’s essential for your prostate health.
It’s zinc, and here are the two most important things you need to know about it:
1) The highest concentrations of zinc in your body are in your prostate.
2) Up to 60 percent of American men don’t get enough zinc. (more…)