Men, take back control!
Prostate troubles continue to be a taboo subject for many men. A common assumption is that a healthy prostate is linked with their ability to perform in bed. What man would dare admit to having a weakness in this area?
After all, prostate issues are considered an “old man’s illness.” Despite the importance of regular prostate examinations to prevent Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer, the process of having a doctor insert their finger into the patient’s rectum is enough to give any man the hibbie jibbies. It’s no wonder so many men pretend nothing’s wrong. Only 40% of men who may be considered at risk seek treatment, e while the majority prefer to remain silent.
When left untreated, prostate ailments make it increasingly impossible for the bladder to empty itself completely. Residual urine begins to accumulate, and bacteria, which thrive in this warm environment, quickly begin to multiply.
This may cause urinary tract infections (cystitis, prostatitis, etc.), leading to a painful condition characterized by a sudden inability to urinate. Despite an urgent need ”to go”, the bladder cannot empty itself. At this stage, urinary catheterization is the only remedy.
When a man reaches his forties, the prostate gland begins to enlarge as benign tissue cells multiply; this condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Almost 50% of men over the age of 50 are affected by this annoying, yet benign condition. The following are typical symptoms of BPH:
Prostate 1 reduces BPH urinary symptoms…
The good news is that there is a natural solution to BPH, which can be found in a small berry grown in Florida. Saw Palmetto has been used for hundreds of years by the native population to alleviate men’s problems. The oil in the berry contains free fatty acids which have been shown to inhibit adverse hormonal action in the prostate and reduce inflammation. This is why Prostate 1 is made from Saw Palmetto concentrated oil. One capsule contains 320 mg of the extract from organically certified Saw Palmetto berries and contains 80 to 95% fatty acids.
A clinical trial involving 364 men with untreated BPH, achieved a significant reduction in their IPS (International Prostate Symptom) score after 8 weeks of treatment. Patients at all stages of BPH underwent statistically significant symptom reductions - by 42%, 38% and 30% for mild, moderate and severe BPH, respectively.
…And Prostate 1 improves sexual dysfunction linked to BPH
Sexual dysfunction is common from age 60 onwards. 50% of men between the ages of 60 and 69 can no longer achieve an erection or can only achieve a partial erection.
For the first time, a clinical trial shows that Prostate 1 not only improves the symptoms of BPH, but also improves all areas pertaining to sexual dysfunction. BPH is a major risk factor for erectile dysfunction – ahead of diabetes, high blood pressure and heart complaints. The standard medical therapy for BPH can worsen these symptoms and often leads to men discontinuing treatment.
The total score on the Sexual Function Inventory (self-administered questionnaire to assess male sexuality) improved by 40% and the results of the Urolife Quality of Life Score improved by 35% after 8 weeks of treatment with A.Vogel Prostate 1.
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