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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Prostate disorders

DESCRIPTION

The prostate gland, part of the Male Reproductive System, produces a thin, milky alkaline fluid that is secreted into the urethra at the time of emission of semen, providing an added medium for the life and motility of sperm.

In men over the age of fifty, enlargement (from the size of a walnut to the size of a grapefruit) of the prostate is common. Sometimes the result is pressure on the urethra and bladder, which interferes with urination, precipitating urinary retention and kidney disease.

Eighty per cent of all men will eventually suffer from at least one prostate disorder some of which are: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), prostatitis, and prostate cancer. Early detection is an important Elements in successful management of these health conditions. The usual treatment for an enlarged prostate is surgical removal.

HERBS

Saw Palmetto (3)

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS:

Evening Primrose Oil (1)
Zinc (2)

REFERENCES

1. Hart JP and Cooper Wl. Vitamin F in the treatment of Prostatic Hyperplasia. Lee Foundation for Nutritional Research, Report #1. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1941.
2. Fahim M, Fahim Z, and Harman J. Zinc treatment for the reduction of hyperplaasia of the prostate. Fed Proc 1976; 35:361.
3. Carraro J, et al. Comparison of phytotherapy (Permixon) with finasteride in the treatment of benign prostate hyperplasia: a randomized international study of 1,098 patients. Prostate 29(4): 231-240, 1996.