9th May 2011
A Welsh nutritionist has advised natural remedies for treating benign prostate problems such as infection and enlargement.
Nutritionist Vicky Perks told Wales Online that there were several natural prostate treatments which could be used by most people once the cause of their symptoms had been classified as benign.
She suggested the use of Floridian saw palm palmetto, which is documented as providing a particular oil which can fight the symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
Ms Perks also said that it was important to top up the levels of zinc in the body, as a deficiency could be a contributing factor to any prostate problems. Zinc can be found in seeds, oysters and black pepper, among other items.
Eating fresh fruit and vegetables was another important suggestion, coupled with reducing the intake of inflammatory foods such as fried foods and those containing refined sugar.
Millions of men around the world are affected by prostate problems, although they mainly affect men aged 50 and above. Symptoms can include an urgent need to go to the toilet, pain and difficulty in urinating and difficulty in having an erection.
Posted by Jeanette Royston
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