By prostate disease we usually mean prostate enlargement that occurs in the transition years. Decreased production of male hormones in the external glands near the prostate leads to hormonal imbalance, the internal glands that produce female sex hormones begin to swell and surround the prostate. The immediate consequence is narrowing, constriction of the urethra which causes pressure in the lower abdomen, frequent need to urinate, a thinner stream of urine, and then complete blockage. In the latter case, medical attention is necessary.

At least 50% of men over the age of 40 will experience some of the disorders or diseases that can affect the prostate. Benign prostatic hyperplasia causes an enlarged prostate that may be due to a hormonal imbalance that normally occurs in men between middle and old age. This increase presses on the urethra that passes through the prostate and causes obstruction and decreased urination. Since prostate enlargement is also a symptom of prostate cancer, it is extremely important to have a medical examination.

When the first symptoms appear, it is necessary to seek medical help immediately in order to avoid possible complications (inflammation of the renal pelvis and kidney damage) and try to prevent enlargement, swelling of the prostate. At a later stage, the internal glands need to be surgically removed. Infection or inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) is most often the result of a urinary tract infection caused by urethritis, cystitis, or sexually transmitted diseases, and can be acute or chronic.

Symptoms of prostate enlargement are a frequent urge to urinate and when there is no real need for it especially at night, a feeling of inability to empty the bladder, decreased urine flow, bloating and burning in the bladder. Symptoms of prostate inflammation include a feeling of heaviness and pain in the groin and the area above the base of the penis, pain when urinating, frequent urination, pain when ejaculating and the appearance of fever in lower infections.


- Stop consuming alcohol and nicotine
- Try to lose weight if you are overweight
- Switch to a vegetarian diet
- Avoid drinking large amounts of cold liquids
- Do not suppress the need to urinate so that the bladder does not become overfilled and if possible completely empty the bladder as the rest of the urine can cause an infection
- For an enlarged prostate, take pumpkin, wild chestnut and red clover
- Avoid prolonged sitting
- Improve kidney function
- Drink birch leaf tea to stimulate urination, and thyme and marigold teas to relieve inflammation
- Massage the area of the bladder with thyme and marigold essential oils
- Pumpkin is effective for the disturbed need to urinate: chew pumpkin seeds, drink pumpkin juice or a few drops of pumpkin oil with a glass of water
- Apply relaxation exercises and the autosuggestion method


Obligatory consult a doctor.