How to Shrink Prostate Naturally – 7 Home Remedies

 Shrink Prostate Naturally

Can I Shrink Enlarged Prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia/BPH)at Home?

You can use home remedies and diet that support healthy prostate to shrink enlarged prostate naturally.Thousands of men already cured their prostate enlargement at home,

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My cousin’s brother started calling up his besties in the hopes of getting a solution to his enlarging prostate problem, but none could be of any real help to him. 

That is when he decided to do some net surfing and do in-depth research on this subject, to find a permanent natural solution to this really embarrassing health problem of his.

My cousin, being like any other man in their early fifties, was leading a normal married life with 2 kids, had no real health issues apart from his recent episodes of frequent urination. 

An individual following a very active lifestyle, he decided to schedule a doctor’s visit for his regular yearly health checkup, and it was during this visit that he mentioned to his doc about his newly developed urination problem.  Upon further investigation, it was revealed to him about his enlarged prostate issue.  

He was embarrassed to talk about it to his close relatives, but during his own research process, he realized that this was in reality a growing problem among men though not discussed much, due to its related embarrassing health issues.

So, is there a cure for Enlarged Prostate, the embarrassing ‘men’s problem’?

Yes, this can be effectively dealt with.  While this gland enlargement does not actually pose a serious threat to the individual’s health, if left untreated, it could possibly lead to problems with urination, infections in the urinary tract or urinary bladder, or even cause damage to the kidneys. 

There are medicines and surgical options for one to choose from, and their effectiveness is largely dependent on the person’s overall health status, age, symptoms, and how big the gland has enlarged.

My cousin had decided about not wanting to follow the regular treatment methods available for this though, because after consulting with many physicians, none were able to provide a clear indication of which method would work towards giving the most effective results for him. 

Also, while researching, he read anecdotes about other sufferers who experienced adverse health issues after going through some of these remedial methods, and this had a major impact on his decision to follow natural methods instead. 

Hence, he was on the lookout for natural remedies and ended up being successful in finding some.  Some of these are –

#1.Sitz Bath :

This is rather an old-fashioned method, a form of hydrotherapy, one that works really well towards resolving this kind of health problem. 

It works by soothing and relaxing the smooth muscles of the prostate, thereby reducing pain if any; eases the constriction of the urethra and neck of the bladder; increases blood circulation to the pelvic region, and eventually encourages the gland to shrink in size.

This method involves the use of warm and cold water alternatively.  For this to work, the individual is required to sit in a bathtub filled with warm water to which about half a cup of Epsom salt is added. 

Their lower half of the body should stay immersed in this for approximately 3-10 mins., followed by soaking in cold water for a couple of minutes more.  This should be repeated several more times throughout the day, and the final bath should always be done using cold water.

#2.Kegel Exercises: 

Engaging in an exercise routine that focuses on strengthening the pelvic muscles is another method that could be followed for shrinking the enlarged prostate gland.  Called the Kegel exercise routine, here the person will need to lie down on their back, with legs bent at the knees and placed slightly apart. 

Once the individual gets comfortable in this position, they should then begin to tighten their pelvic floor muscles (like when one does to control their urge to urinate), and hold it tight for about 5 secs, then relax and repeat again. 

This should be carried out several more times and done on a daily basis to begin noticing positive results.

Exercises like walking, jogging, swimming, and engaging in a game of tennis will also be beneficial towards strengthening and training their pelvic floor muscles to help control urination.

#3.Apple Cider Vinegar: 

This is found extremely useful for shrinking this particular gland enlargement.  This natural ingredient works well because of its astringent properties, and provides the most beneficial results when used in its raw form. 

Take 1 or 2 tablespoons of this raw vinegar, mix it in a glass of warm water along with 1 tablespoon of honey and consume.  This should be done twice a day regularly.

#4.Triphala Powder :

An ayurvedic extract, this is considered to be very effective in providing positive results while used for treating this gland condition.  About 1 tablespoon of this powder should be added to 250 ml of boiling water, and continue to boil it for another 20 mins.  Allow this mixture to cool down a bit, strain and consume while still lukewarm.

#5.Indian Gooseberries:

Another ayurvedic remedy involves the use of amla (Indian gooseberries).  About a handful of these fresh berries should first be crushed, then add to this a pinch of turmeric powder and 2 teaspoons of honey.  Mix well and consume 1 tablespoon of this mixture every morning for a period of 1 month to see positive results.

The above are just a few of the natural remedial methods that my cousin found, mentioned by those who followed them and enjoyed relief.  For the remaining methods, the links to these testimonials and videos posted by them are provided within.    

#6.Diet for Enlarged Prostate

Now, apart from following these natural remedial approaches, my cousin also found out that making some changes to one’s regular diet and lifestyle can hasten the recovery process.  When the right type of foods is taken on a daily basis, some of the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate can be reduced to manageable levels.

Macrobiotic diet

Following a macrobiotic diet has gone on to help many sufferers in alleviating their enlarged prostate symptoms.  This kind of diet stresses more on consuming only naturally grown foods, foods that are free of chemicals and preservatives, foods that are plant-based, fruits and veggies that are locally grown organically and are in season.       

Fruits and veggies

Fruits and veggies recommended more for regular consumption, in this case, are those containing high levels of lycopene, which is a natural pigment that gives them their red color. 

Lycopene is revealed, through studies done, to inhibit the growth of normal human prostate epithelial cells in vitro, thereby reducing the severity of this otherwise abnormal gland condition. 

Hence, apricots, carrots, grapefruit, guavas (those pink varieties), papaya, tomatoes, and watermelon should be consumed by such sufferers as often as possible.

Cook the tomatoes to help in releasing this lycopene and make it more easily available for the body to use.

Nuts

Nuts that are loaded with zinc naturally in them are found to be beneficial for reducing the size of this enlarged gland.  The prostate in itself contains zinc in high levels, but those suffering from this abnormal gland condition are found to have them in decreased amounts. 

Also, the other fact is that this zinc is shown to inhibit the actions of a substance called 5-alpha reductase, which is found to play some role in converting the male hormone testosterone to a more aggressive form of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone, causing this gland to enlarge to an abnormal size.

Natural sources of zinc are almonds, cashew nuts, peanuts, etc., and can be taken in supplement form as well.

Vitamin D

Supplementing vitamin D is another recommendation for reducing the symptoms associated with enlarged prostate, the reason being that the vitamin D binding receptors already present in this gland are thought to have some role play in maintaining its normal size. 

Apart from taking it in a supplement form, it can also be sourced from seafood, especially salmon, sardines, mackerel, and herring.

Spending more time out in the early morning sunlight will also provide the body with this essential vitamin, for sun is considered as one of its best source.

Foods containing this plant phytosterol

Foods containing this plant phytosterol called beta-sitosterol are another category of foods that should be consumed by these sufferers on a regular basis. 

These are chemicals found naturally in plants and known to help in reducing symptoms associated with this kind of a prostate condition; especially this is found helpful in improving urine flow. 

Though the substance may sound very complicated, this particular sterol is found naturally in quite a variety of foods like nuts – more so in pistachios, dark chocolate, canola oil, avocados, and avocado oil, etc.  They are found in high concentration in peanuts too, and plant oils basically.

Pumpkin seed

Pumpkin seed consumption has been popular among elderly men folk for decades, for it is known to support prostate health.  These seeds are rich in nutrients and phytosterols, a specific compound that protects the prostate gland from developing various abnormalities. 

A combination of pumpkin seed oil and saw palmetto oil is found to improve symptoms associated with this gland enlargement.  Eating a handful of these seeds on a daily basis is considered best though for keeping the prostate healthy. 

Moreover, these seeds are rich in zinc, which is critical for normalizing the functions of this particular gland.  One could wash and dry seeds sourced from a large fresh pumpkin, spread them on a baking tray lined with butter paper, season them with garlic or barbecue powder, and bake in a preheated oven for about 20 minutes for regular consumption.   

Garlic and onions

Adding more garlic and onions to the daily diet of the men suffering from this gland enlargement is another recommendation, for these seem to help in reducing the size of the prostate. 

These known as allium vegetables have potent flavonols and organosulfur compounds that in turn have tumor inhibitory properties, hence considered beneficial for such sufferers in alleviating their symptoms.  Leeks, chives, scallions, and shallots are the other vegetables of this group that should be added to their regular diet. 

Moreover, regular consumption of these can also reduce a person’s chance of developing enlarged prostate in their lifetime.

#7.Foods to Avoid for Curing Enlarged Prostate

A diet rich in protein is found to increase a person’s risk of developing an enlarged prostate, especially when sourced from red meat; hence it would be helpful for such individuals if they reduce their intake if completely avoiding it is not possible.  Also, the intake of poultry is not encouraged, but infrequent seafood consumption is allowed though.

Likewise, going dairy free, like cutting out on butter, cheese, milk and milk products can assist in reducing prostate enlargement symptoms.

Avoidance of sugary foods, processed and canned foods containing artificial ingredients will also help with alleviating the symptoms.

Working on stress reduction by doing yoga has also been suggested by some of the sufferers, for they have noticed a worsening of their symptoms during stressful life situations, probably due to the shift happening in their hormonal levels during stress that tend to interfere with their ability to empty bladder completely.

Being overweight, especially with excess weight being concentrated around the abdominal area, tends to increase intra-abdominal pressure, interfere with the endocrine functions, increase inflammatory process within, and cause oxidative stress – all considered to provide the most favorable setting for prostate enlargement to occur.  Promoting weight loss by way of exercising regularly will be beneficial for those suffering from this gland problem.

Basically, one should follow healthy eating habits, concentrate on increasing their daily intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, consuming more citrus fruits; follow a low-fat diet; avoid regular consumption of drinks that will only increase their urge to urinate more, like alcohol and caffeine; and keep a watch on their waistline by exercising regularly.  These measures alone will go a long way in getting their swollen prostate gland to shrink in size.   

Conclusion:

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My cousin has since been glad about his decision of making healthy changes to his diet and lifestyle routine, for he began to feel better after that, felt that he was living a healthier life and that he was reducing his risk of developing other lifestyle-related diseases like diabetes or heart problems as well.