Most men probably don't realize they have a prostate gland, yet this walnut-sized structure that sits just below the male bladder is something that every guy should keep in mind. Cancer of the prostate is the number two cancer killer of men, accounting for nearly 35,000 deaths annually in the U.S. Prostate cancer advances slowly, though, so early detection and good prostate health can make all the difference. Here are six simple strategies that can keep you in the know about the status of your own gland, as well as keep it healthy.
Try an herbal approach.
An enlarged prostate is a benign condition and one that is typically diagnosed based on symptoms rather than a specific test. Assuming your PSA and rectal exam are normal, you can safely choose on your own to try an herbal approach to manage minor urinary difficulties. If you are experiencing symptoms of prostate enlargement, such as having to wake up at night to visit the bathroom, consider trying saw palmetto. This plant extract seems to relax the prostate, making it easier for your bladder to work correctly. It can be purchased without a prescription, is free from serious side effects, and has been proven to be very safe. Look for Prostate SR from Theralogix for a reliable saw palmetto product.
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