BPH – An All-Too-Common Problem In Men
In all likelihood, you know a man who is having trouble with recurring UTIs.
70% of men over the age of 60 have an enlarged prostate, a condition known as BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia); and that number jumps to 80% for men over age 70.
How BPH Causes UTIs
BPH is the most common cause of frequent UTIs. As the prostate gland grows, it wraps around the neck of the bladder which makes it difficult for urine to flow freely. This is where the trouble starts.
Incomplete bladder emptying leads to stagnant urine in the bladder, which increases the risk of bacterial growth and infection.
When the immune system can’t manage the bacteria build-up, the result can be a painful UTI.
Symptoms of a urinary tract infection can include one or more of the following:
- Painful burning sensation when voiding
- Strong desire to urinate; inability to control urine, which may lead to leakage or incontinence
- Frequency of urination (usually small amounts) day and night
- Lower abdominal pain
- Severe obstructive symptoms, such as dribbling stream, a sensation that the bladder is not empty, waiting a long time to initiate voiding, and a weak stream.
Mild Cases Can Be Treated With Natural Plant-Based Therapies
An article in the November 2021 issue of “Molecules” summarized the options for men with BPH as follows:
- If the patient suffers from moderate or severe stages of BPH, specialists primarily offer drug therapy or surgical possibilities.
- However, due to the development and widespread use of medical treatments, surgical options have been pushed into the “second line” of intervention
- The medications include: α1-adrenoceptor antagonists like Tamsulosin which reduce the muscles of the prostate gland; and 5α-reductase inhibitors like Finasteride which block the production of DHT to reduce the size of the prostate.
- In the mild category “phytotherapeutics” or plant-based therapies, are recommended.
One Plus One = Total Natural Relief
D-Mannose Powder For UTI Symptoms
Many men are already getting UTI relief from D-Mannose, which attaches to the infectious bacteria and flushes them out of the bladder. D-Mannose is a 100% natural powder which is extracted from fruits such as blueberries, cranberries and apples.
Plus Natural Prostate Relief Formula for BPH
Now men can also manage the root cause of the UTI, which is inflammation of the bladder, with natural products.
Urologists consistently recommend two natural supplements to help reduce the inflammation of an enlarged prostate: apple cider vinegar and nettle root.
Apple cider vinegar has astringency properties, which helps the tissues surrounding the prostate gland to contract better so that the prostate gland will return to its normal size.
According to a 2020 article in “The Natural Products Journal”, urtica dioica or nettle is an effective medicinal plant for management of BPH in men.
“The results of preclinical and clinical studies confirmed the efficacy of nettle root extracts in the improvement of BPH in terms of IPSS score*, and patient’s life quality. An increase in maximum urinary flow rates in addition to a reduction in prostate volume and residual urine level were observed after treatment with nettle extract.”
* The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a validated scoring system that measures the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms, including BPH. It is only used after a diagnosis of the condition has been made, and is used to assess disease severity and response to therapy. The score is made up of 7 questions related to urine voiding symptoms. A score of 0 to 7 indicates mild symptoms, 8 to 19 indicates moderate symptoms and 20 to 35 indicates severe symptoms.
A New, All-Natural “Men’s BPH Kit” Is Now Available
After listening to men’s frustrations about recurring UTIs, and hearing that most men also had the BPH condition, Goodbye UTI developed a “Men’s BPH Kit” which addresses both problems.
The Natural Prostate Relief Formula is a blend of apple cider vinegar, nettle root and cranberry, along with other herbs, botanicals and vitamins known to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties.
Click here to learn more.