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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.

Flomentum®

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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.

3 Bottles of Flomentum in an orange coloured box
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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Tricia worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years before deciding to divorce the corporate world in 2018. Tricia retired early so she could travel with her husband Jack (the Boomer) and Bo, their German Shepherd. They enjoy finding new experiences together and spending time with their family.

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