10 Signs of An Enlarged Prostate Gland and What To Do About It

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You may be experiencing urinary tract symptoms as you age. Men over 40 may start to display symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate Gland. This can affect the flow of urine or cause a frequent need to urinate. By the age of 50, men may start to experience these symptoms and it can be a huge inconvenience affecting their lifestyle. and the people that love with them, negatively.

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Flomentum. All opinions are 100% my own.

What is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate is a gland located between the bladder and the penis and is the size of a walnut normally. The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ whose main function is to secrete prostate fluid, which is a product of semen.

In almost all men, the prostate enlarges as they age. In younger men, the prostate is very small. This allows urine to flow freely. As the prostate enlarges it can cause some nasty symptoms that block the flow of urine that can be a huge inconvenience for most men. It can grow from the size of a walnut to the size of a baseball!

What is an Enlarged Prostate Gland

An Enlarged Prostate Gland affects more than half of men over the age of 50 and more than 80% of men over the age of 80. Not life-threatening but often causes unpleasant and sometimes aggravating symptoms. If left untreated the condition can result in bladder stones, poor kidney function, and infection.

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Many men often wait for months or even years before seeking medical help when they have changes in urinary function. In many cases, their wife or significant other will notice the symptoms and urge their guy to seek out help with a medical professional. That was how I learned about the prostate gland, its function and what can help.

10 Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate Gland

  • Difficulty starting urination
  • A weak or slow urinary stream
  • A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
  • Frequent urination
  • Urgency to urinate
  • Getting up frequently at night to urinate
  • A urinary stream that starts and stops
  • Straining to urinate
  • Continued dribbling of urine
  • Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing

Frequent urination in the middle of the night is disruptive to sleep.
Reports show 86% of women have disrupted sleep due to their partner’s urinary symptoms.

Natural Solutions

A few years ago, my husband and I decided that food would be our first defense when it came to medical matters. Many issues can be resolved with a healthy diet and proper exercise. With that being said, we often can not get our needs met with the current state of our food so we have to utilize supplements to gain the nutrients we need.

With my own husband’s prostate and urinary issues, we looked to food for the answer first. We found out that apricot seeds could be the solution we were looking for. And yes they worked, somewhat, but, the taste was very bitter.

It did not matter if they worked or not if he could not stand eating them. Jack would eat the seeds and stop when his symptoms subsided, then he would start to see his urinary symptoms reappear and start eating the seeds again.

We needed a solution that he could live with.

Saw Palmetto

Records show that mature saw palmetto berries, which are rich in fat, were originally used as a food source and medicinal solution by Native Americans dating back centuries. The first published reference of saw palmetto is based on stories of Quakers. Shipwrecked in 1696 they were provided saw palmetto berries as food by the natives.

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Saw Palmetto Berries

The Saw Palmetto on the market today in the US is a ground powder that can be much less effective in treating an enlarged prostate gland. The quality and strength in the powder have mixed reviews and results for men who have tried Saw Palmetto. That is because the powder form is not going to be as strong as an extracted oil that has a much higher potency.


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The solution came. The team at Flomentum® reached out to me to see if we had any interest in trying their supplement for prostate health. Ummmm, YES! We needed help!

Flomentum has 8x the potency of ground Saw Palmetto powders.

A recent 2018 review of 27 scientific studies showed that 320 mg of standardized, high-quality saw palmetto extract reduces the urinary frequency and improves urinary flow rates in aging men with lower urinary tract symptoms.

Why Flomentum?

Each soft gel of clinical strength Flomentum contains 320 mg of high-quality, saw palmetto oil extract from mature saw palmetto berries. The dose shown to be effective in clinical studies. Flomentum is comparable to the leading European saw palmetto herbal medicine recognized as effective in establishing the European Union herbal monograph on Serenoa repens (saw palmetto).

  • Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is a wild dwarf palm tree that is native to the southeastern United States, the only place in the world it grows today.
  • Flomentum is made in the USA. 
  • The oil extract in Flomentum is made in an FDA audited facility in Florida. 
  • The berries used to make Flomentum® are mature, wild-harvested Fresh from Florida saw palmetto berries. 
  • United States Pharmacopeia (USP) is a nonprofit, scientific organization with nearly 200 years of experience setting public standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and foods. 
  • USP has tested and verified the purity, potency, and manufacturing process for Flomentum. 
  • Flomentum is a GMO-free product.
  • Flomentum is a gluten-free product.

Some Men See Results in A Week

“Some men see results in a week, results are typically experienced within 90 days of daily use.”  It can be a beneficial part of a healthy lifestyle as men age.

It sold as a supplement in the US, but as an over the counter or prescription herbal medicine in Europe.  Permixon® is a leading brand with a deep body of evidence spanning decades in Europe.

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Flomentum 90 day supply

Flomentum sent us a 3 month supply, as we continue on this journey we will take you along with us. At the time I wrote this article Jack has been on the supplement for a couple of days. Typical results have shown relief in symptoms within 30-90 days.

For the next 90 days, I’ll share our results with you. And give you the best information I can about prostate health.

It’s important to use a quality supplement like Flomentum. This is not just a men’s issue. It affects the whole family!

USP Verified

“USP is pleased to recognize Flomentum as the first prostate health supplement to successfully complete the USP Dietary Supplement Verification Program,” said John Atwater, Ph.D., RAC, Senior Director of USP Verification Services. “Qualifying for this verification program is an accomplishment that demonstrates a commitment to quality and operating Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) quality systems for the manufacture of dietary supplements in compliance with officially recognized requirements.”

What Next?

Next, in our series about prostate health and Flomentum, we will be visiting the Flomentum plant in Lake Mary, Florida and updating you on Jack’s progress! He is keeping a chart to track his progress. Within one week we have already seen some promising changes. We will see how the folks at Flomentum produce and process the Saw Palmetto used.

Order Flomentum, be sure to use the code BOOMER5 to get $5 off your first order.

Do you have a family member affected by and Enlarged Prostate Gland? I would love to hear from you in the comments!

*Statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

**These claims are based on Flomentum’s demonstrated comparability to the leading European saw palmetto medicine. Recognized as safe and effective in the European Union herbal monograph on Serenoa repens.

Always consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement or nutraceutical. Especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Individual results may vary.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any product(s) on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Always consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement or nutraceutical. Especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Individual results may vary. These are from my own experience and the experience of others and only our opinions.

52 responses to “10 Signs of An Enlarged Prostate Gland and What To Do About It”

  1. T.M. Avatar

    These are great things to keep in mind. I’ll pass this information along to Hubby and see if he has heard of the saw palmetto (for some reason, I think he has!).

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! This is the strongest one on the market!

  2. Susan Avatar

    I’ve heard of Saw Palmetto but I never knew of its benefits and if its something can help proactively with an enlarged prostrate, I think that’s great…The more we talk about prostrate health I think the more people will take it to heart. Great Post.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Susan! I am glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Lisa Avatar

    Great information. It’s important to pay attention to what our bodies are telling us.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! So many men wait until they are uncomfortable!

  4. jen Avatar

    This is an uncomfortable topic and it’s good you are sharing important information out there.

  5. vanessa Avatar

    Very good info. Never heard of the saw berries.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      If you have ever been to FL the Saw Palmetto is everywhere!

  6. Christina Furnival Avatar

    Great info to know and keep in the back of my mind for the future!

  7. Suzan Avatar

    Love the natural and proactive steps that are mentioned!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is our first course of action!

  8. Malia Avatar

    Ah, the joys of aging. Thanks for the article! I’ll send it to my husband 🙂

  9. Brianna Fitzgerald Avatar

    I never knew about these natural remedies, thank you!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      They have been proven to work for many!

  10. judean Avatar

    Great information and a must-read for men (and their significant others) to be aware of the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate. A very good friend of mine has prostate cancer and it took him a very long time before he sought help…and when he did, it was too late.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is so sad. Catching it early is so important.

  11. Jennifer Avatar

    Thanks for sharing awareness

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for stopping by Jennifer!

  12. Candy K Avatar

    Great information for a very important topic. Thank you for sharing this.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for reading it!

  13. heather Avatar

    Oh, the things that we all deal with as we age. Great information. My husband just turned 50 and I will keep this in mind if the need arises.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! I hope he never has to deal with it.

  14. Cindy Avatar

    This is great information and for someone concerned it’s an alarm bell to see their doctor!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! It is best to catch anything else early!

  15. Noelle Avatar

    This sounds like a great product, and I love that they have a natural product for it. I sure hope it helps your husband and therefore helps you sleep better too!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      He is already doing fantastic!

  16. Debbie Avatar

    I like that you are looking for natural remedies if possible.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Always our first course of action!

  17. Emily Avatar

    Good to know!

  18. Lisa Manderino Avatar

    It is good to be informed and know when things start to go downhill so you can correct it.

  19. Lucinda Avatar

    I prefer natural solutions as well. I had never heard of saw palmetto. I am curious about the Flomentum plant. That should be an interesting experience.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I can not wait to go see it!

  20. Ramae Avatar

    Interesting! I have heard that about Saw Palmetto before but didn’t realize all the studies that backed them up. I’ll be curious to hear Jack’s results!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We are pretty excited about it!

  21. Holly Avatar

    Great advice for a health situation that almost every man will experience in their life!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Exactly! Thanks Holly!

  22. Sydney Delong Avatar

    Great information! Looks like a solid product!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I agree! I was excited to learn about Flomentum!

  23. Christina Siwik Avatar

    Thank you so much for sharing this information. I know how important it is for men to get check.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! Thank you for reading!

  24. Angela Avatar

    This was a good outline of things to know.

  25. Lora Rovegna Avatar

    Thank you for the important information. I hope your husband continues to see improvements.

  26. Magan Avatar

    I didn’t realize this was such a common problem for men. Thanks for sharing the info!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Glad we could bring it to you!

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