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Most men consider prostate issues something that only affects older men.

Prostate health: An Ayurvedic perspective

We explore the root causes of prostate disease and herbal treatment from an Ayurvedic perspective.

Understanding prostate health

Prostate health: An Ayurvedic perspective

The prostate in prone to three main conditions:

Prostitis: Infection or inflammation of the prostate causing enlargement of the prostate. In the UK 1 in 3 men over 50 will experience this. (1)

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH): Usually age-related enlargement of the prostate gland. By the age of 70, 8/10 men in the UK will have an enlarged prostate (5)

Prostate cancer: In the UK this is the most common cancer in males with 45,000 new cases diagnosed every year. (3)

How does the prostate work?

The prostate is about the size of a walnut and located directly below the bladder partially surrounding the urethra (tube that carries urine out of the body). (1) The testicles produce sperm while the prostate (along with tiny neighbouring organs called seminal vesicles) helps produce semen, the viscous fluid in which sperm travel. (5) The prostate is often referred to as a gland, but it is 70% glandular and 30% fibro-muscle tissue. (2)

Many herbs are suitable for self-care. However if a health condition does not resolve with home remedies we recommend using the information in Herbal Reality along with your health advisors, especially herbal practitioners from the professional associations listed in our Resources page (ā€˜If you want to find a herbalistā€). When buying any herbal products, you should choose responsible manufacturers with independently assured quality standards and sustainability practices. Check the label carefully for the appropriate safety and sustainability information.

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