Tomatoes, BPH and over active bladder
Latest studies indicate that the almost unexplained enlargement of our prostate during later years can be slowed by the nutrient Lycopene which is found in tomatoes.
As we age our prostate gland can enlarge and expand causing benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH).
Our prostate is wrapped around our urinary tract so if it expands and thickens it squeezes and starts to restrict the flow of urine from bladder to penis to the toilet.
It has been known for some time that Lycopene can slow down the development of prostate cancer but now it seems it can also slow down the enlargement of the prostate and the development of BPH..
For the last few blogs we have been concentrating on overactive bladder syndrome, however as the symptoms of both BPH and overactive bladder syndrome are often interchangeable we thought this interesting information.
You can use our bladderstrategy app to help decide if you have BPH or over active bladder syndrome, or of course seek medical advice.
I am convinced that PYGEUM helped reduce my prostate but maybe you should up your intake of tomatoes!
Unfortunately the development of my bladder app was just an idea at the time I tried PYGEUM and I have not had cause to take it again – yet. If I had the app then I would have recorded the times I took Pygeum as a supplement to see if I could track any changes to my bladders demands.
So not sure if pygeum did help, perhaps a lot of the problems was in my heads and just recording the real scenario helped to understand what is actually going on.