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Enlarged prostate and poor flow

Find out the causes, symptoms and treatments of poor urine flow.

Many men suffering from an enlarged prostate experience poor or weak urine flow. Dr. Jen Tan explains what kinds of symptoms are associated with poor flow, why this occurs, and what you can do about it using a range of self-help methods, natural/herbal remedies or conventional treatment.

"Having been told by a consultant urologist some 30 years ago that I would at some stage require surgery, I am pleased to say that having used the saw palmetto capsules from that time he has (so far) been proved wrong!" James, UK

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  • Richard's photo avatar
    Richard — 05.08.2017 09:12
    having to get up several times at night - but difficulty in passing water, or actually emptying the bladder, therefore more need to get up an hour later (Male)


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      Jen Tan — 06.08.2017 10:58
      Hello Richard. These are fairly typical symptoms of an enlarged prostate. If you have not already done so, please get the diagnosis confirmed by your doctor who can also give you advice on your treatment options. If your prostate enlargement is mild or moderate in nature, you may wish to give Saw palmetto a try.


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What's being asked

Hi, I had a blood test a few weeks ago to check for prostate cancer, which came back as negative. Would this test tell me if I had an enlarged prostate?

No, blood tests are not part of the diagnosis for an enlarged prostate.
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I have an enlarged prostate. I take Saw Palmetto with other ingredients including zinc etc. Any other ideas please?

Zinc is a good supplement to take, as it is thought to benefit the prostate gland generally. You ...
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I have an enlarged prostate and have had a biopsy. All is ok but is there a herbal or other type of product I can take to reduce the size of my prostate?

If you have a diagnosis of enlarged prostate then you can take Prostasan Saw Palmetto capsules to ...
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As the A. Vogel Men’s Health expert, I recommend Prostasan® Saw Palmetto capsules to help relieve symptoms arising from enlarged prostate.

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Did you know?

BPH is a very common problem that increases the older men get, and around half of all men have an enlarged prostate by the age of 50. At the age of 80, this has risen to 80%

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