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Posted (Health4all) in Prostate on June-1-2008

Enlarged Prostate home remedy

Saw palmetto Serenoa repens looks like a plam-like plant that grows in the southeast of United States. It is a small palm with fan-shaped leaves and dark brownish-black berry-like fruit the size of olives. These berries contain palmetto oil, a volatile and fatty oil containing beneficial lipids and sterols.

Saw Palmetto originated from Florida Where the natives ate the berries as staple food.It stamped it mark

First in Europe, a place where demand is high for alternative medicine. Physicians in Europe still recommends Saw palmetto to treat prostate enlargement unlike in the United States. Prostate enlargement happens to nearly all males as part of the ageing process. It is normal but it becomes a problem when it blocks the urethra causing urination and bladder problems.

Saw Palmetto main purpose it to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia(BHP),an enlargement of the prostate gland.Androgens cause prostate enlargement.Androgens are male sex hormones produced by the testicles and, in small amounts, by the adrenal glands. It isĀ  revealed that extract from saw palmetto negates androgens. It also has anti-inflammatory functions.

It is still doubtful how saw palmetto functions. Observation using white mice revealed that extract from saw palmetto berries blocks the functions of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase.It is a substance that stimulates the growth of DHT, or Dihydrotestosterone, responsible for prostate tissue growth.It will continuously pushing the DHT until it breaks down, and finally excreted.

So what should you do if you are showing signs of prostate enlargement? First consult your doctor to examine that you do not have prostate cancer. Then both of you can decide which is best in treating prostate enlargement; be it prescribed medicine or saw palmetto extract or both.

This article shows the benefits of saw palmetto and its significance in easing enlarged prostate symptoms. Please consult your doctor on any treatment available and an important notice to all men do not suffer in silence.