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In Canada, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), more commonly known as enlarged prostate, affects more than 2 million men over the age of 50 and up to 90 percent of men over 80.
Although BPH is not in itself a life-threatening condition, it can give rise to a number of inconvenient symptoms, which if severe enough, can affect men’s health and quality of life, in and out of the bedroom. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system, located inside the body between the bladder and urethra. With age, testosterone levels decrease, stimulating prostate growth. By aged 40, the prostate gland begins to enlarge as benign tissue cells multiply, which leads to a narrowing of the urethra and subsequent bladder problems.
Saw palmetto has long been used for its effects on the prostate and libido. But not all saw palmetto products are the same.
Because it’s understood that fresh herbs retain more of their phytochemical properties and deliver a higher concentration of active ingredients necessary for superior healing results compared to dried plant extracts, saw palmetto products made from powders or dried herbal material may not contain as much of the oils and fatty acids as an oily capsule.
This may be an important difference to look for when considering the effectiveness of the available saw palmetto products on the market.
In addition to saw palmetto, here are some other simple ways to slow the progress of prostate enlargement.
An enlarged prostate can also interfere with sexual function, specifically decreased libido or erectile dysfunction.