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Well, you really should.

Here are a few prostate cancer facts.

The prostate is the walnut-sized gland located directly below the urinary bladder and behind it is the rectum. It is a fairly important part of the male reproductive system since.

First of all, it secretes one of the most important components of semen – the prostate fluid. The prostate fluid contains the enzyme called prostate-specific antigen also called as PSA that is responsible for making the semen less viscous or ‘thinner’, increasing the motility of sperm since it becomes easier for them to swim around. It is also highly nutritive, giving the sperm what they need to survive the journey.

Lastly, it is also responsible for forcing the stored semen out into the urethra. The prostate has smooth muscles inside that contract during ejaculation. It is an important function for men.

Realizing its importance, you might ask: “What are the problems that can be encountered?”

There are plenty, but let’s talk about the top two most common prostate problems.

image00005Number one is BPH, meaning Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It is the result of the natural enlargement of the prostate as a man grows older. The growth itself is not the problem, the side-effects are. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia can often lead to urinary problems in the long run. As the prostate grows larger, it applies greater pressure to the urinary bladder. It can increase the frequency of urination. Sometimes, it can block the exit of the bladder, preventing the bladder from fully emptying. These instances can lead to urinary tract infections or even the formation of kidney stones.

What supplements can help? The most common treatment of BPH would be alpha blockers or the medication dutasteride. An example would be the Prostate-BPH, which can help relieve its symptoms. Talking of herbal remedies, examples would be rye pollen extract, saw palmetto and beta-sitosterol.

Moving on to the next, we have prostate cancer in second. Not much can be said about it besides the proliferation of cancer cells resulting to tumors. Directly to the point, what can help reduce the risks or even treat it?

Zinc supplements can help reduce the risks of having prostate cancer. Vitamin D is also linked to the reduction of certain cancer including prostate cancer. It cannot be easily found in food and is only produced when we are exposed to the sun. Taking it on a regular basis is a good way to control or prevent prostatic cancer. However, when we talk about fighting prostate cancer head-on, the best option would be capsaicin. It has the ability to cause cell death in most cancer cells and it also slows down tumor growth. Jalapeno supplements, which contain capsaicin, are a good option.

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