Thursday, February 6, 2014

Men’s Health: Common Issues and Natural Remedies

When it comes to their health, men tend to be more inclined than women to push aside health issues and hope that things will “take care of themselves”. Further, while they may strive to maintain physical health, men may be less likely to manage emotional and mental well-being.
Whether these behaviors are self-induced or subconscious due to societal pressures to be “tough” and “masculine”, health should not be a gender-based issue! Ignoring a nagging health condition or allowing a problem to go undiagnosed can lead to further complications.
Especially for men over 40, regular checkups should be made by an herbalist, homeopathic or general practitioner to evaluate general prostate health, cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
At this time, other health issues can also be mentioned and addressed, such as insomnia, depression, weight gain, etc.
Check out two of the most common internal and external health concerns and tips for natural support below.
Prostate Health
The three main disorders that can affect the prostate gland include: infection, enlarged prostate (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), and prostate cancer. All three can directly affect the functionality of the penis and lead to erectile dysfunction and low libido.
Since research suggests that diet and stress appear to be the main culprits of prostate disorders, it is very important to follow a healthy nutrition plan and manage tension. Be sure to include a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits into daily diets, as well as fresh fish. Choose whole grains rather than refined white breads, pasta, crackers, and rice. Avoid fattening meats and packaged, processed foods.
Herbal and homeopathic remedies can greatly support prostate health, especially Saw palmetto (Sabal serrulata), which has been studied for its association with promoting male sexual health, and therefore the health of the prostate gland and normal PSA levels.
Hypoxis rooperi (extract of African potato) is a plant containing nutrient values that are as high as and possibly greater than in modern vegetables. Hypoxis rooperi has been researched for its ability to support the health of the prostate gland and testicles.
Hair Loss
Another health issue most men are concerned about is hair loss. Permanent male-pattern baldness typically begins to affect men as early as their teens and early twenties, with visible hair loss or balding appearing first near the top of the head, with a receding hairline at the temples.
While genetics are responsible for most balding, herbal and homeopathic remedies can help to stimulate and encourage hair growth as well as support blood circulation, hormonal balance and thyroid functioning.
Herbs commonly used include Ginkgo biloba, Rosmarinus officinale and Xanthoxylum clavaherculis help to promote strong, abundant hair. Other powerful herbs such as Equisetum arvense, Avena sativa and Echinacea are effective combating hair loss and nourishing hair follicles.
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