Saturday, September 3, 2011

Pumpkin Seeds, Small Seeds,That Improve Urinary Flow And Bladder Emptying - What All Men Over 40 And Almost All Women Need To Know!

 

Subtly sweet and nutty with a malleable, chewy texture, the roasted seeds from inside your Halloween pumpkin are one of the most nutritious and flavorful seeds around. While pumpkin seeds are available year round, they are the freshest in the fall when pumpkins are in season.

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are flat, dark green seeds. Some are encased in a yellow-white husk, although some varieties of pumpkins produce seeds without shells. Like cantaloupe, cucumber, and squash, pumpkins and pumpkin seeds belong to the gourd or Cucurbitaceae family

Is there a connection between Pumpkin Seeds and health?
Is this an effective natural prostate health supplement and bladder and Urinary Incontinence nutrient?
After answering these questions below and reading this article, you'll learn about the unique benefits from this healthy seed


  • Do you find it difficult to hold back the urge to urinate?
  • Do you have embarrassing “oops” moments when sneezing, coughing or laughing?
  • Do you wake up frequently at night to visit the toilet?
  • Do you avoid drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses of water daily to avoid going to the toilet too much?
  • Do you dribble slowly during urination and continue to dribble even when you’re finished?
If you answered YES to any of the questions above, you are suffering from Urinary Incontinence.
Aging could be a difficult process to go through. It sometimes comes with unsightly changes and inconveniences that anyone wishes would never happen to them.

Your health may also suffer as years are added to your age. All your unhealthy activities brought about by an unhealthy lifestyle would definitely take a toll on your body in the long run. There are reasons why old people are less active and less mobile. There are reasons why they are almost defenseless against the common illnesses. Most of those reasons can be found on a single look at how you have lived your life. But since it is too late to revert, your last resort is to be in constant contact with a health professional about the treatments you may undergo to delay the aging process in your case.

One ugly mark of aging is loss of bladder control or Urinary Incontinence. When you are aged 50 and above, you will most likely find it hard to control wetting your underwear. But do not blame your age for it. Anyone may suffer from Urinary Incontinence. It’s just that, it is nine times more common in older people than their younger counterpart.



Urinary Incontinence is a condition where you fail to control your urine from leaking out. Although a condition in itself, involuntary loss of urine is often caused by another medical condition. This makes it more complicated than it may seem.

Most of the factors that trigger Urinary Incontinence like childbirth, urinary tract infections, and vaginal irritation occur to women. That is why it is found more frequently in women than in men.

Although UIs have traditionally been associated with women, men should also be aware of these similar symptoms as a man ages. As they get older, they are at greater risk for developing several prostate problems, UIs included and this is also known in layman terms as a swollen prostate. After the age of 50, between 20 and 50 percent of men will experience at least one UI.  Male UIs are usually associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy, prostatitis, and a general weakening of the urinary tract muscles.

Front view diagram of male urinary tract showing normal urine flow from the kidneys through the ureters to the bladder. Urine then passes out of the body through the urethra, which is surrounded by the prostate.

So, if Urinary incontinence (UI) is any involuntary leakage of urine. It is a common and distressing problem, which may have a profound impact on quality of life, so  how about BHP?

What is Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH)?

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is a fairly common condition for men as they get older. Symptoms begin with men over 45 years of age and experts say that BPH can be as high as 90% in all men over 64 years. It refers to the increase in size of the prostate.

Common symptoms of UI and BPH include:
  • You have embarrassing “oops” moments when sneezing, coughing or laughing
  • You wake up frequently at night to visit the toilet
  • You avoid drinking the recommended 6-8 glasses of water daily to avoid going to the toilet too much
  • You dribble slowly during urination and continue to dribble even when you’re finished
  • You find it difficult to hold back the urge to urinate
The symptoms of BPH, are almost the same as UI, included  

  • You have trouble starting urination.
  • You get urine stream weakens when urinating.
  • You got a feeling of 'fullness' after urinating.
  • You are in frequent urination at night.
This increased swelling may also put you at risk for urinary tract infections and even prostate cancer. Experts say prescription drugs aren't 100% effective and surgery is the only sure-fire way to treat this by cutting out the prostate.

So what can you do to reduce your chances for UI and BPH and improving bladder function?

Introducing Pumpkin Seed Extract - An Effective Natural Prostate Health Supplement The Medicinal benefits of the Pumpkin Seed (Cucurbita pepo)

  • Approved by German E Commission as a treatment for urinary incontinence.
  • While, conventional oil rich seed from Cucurbita pepo is less effective in treating urinary incontinence, fat-free pumpkin seed contains higher levels of active components in the form of proteins, amino acids and phenols that helps alleviate urinary incontinence.

    • Only fat-free Pumpkin Seeds from Cucurbita pepo are effective in treating urinary incontinence. 
    • Conventional pumpkin seeds are prone to rancidity because of their high oil content. Rancid oil contains cell-damaging chemicals such as peroxides that cause clogged arteries as well as free radicals that can attack body cells and DNA, contributing to heart disease and cancer.

    • Fat-Free of Pumpkin Seed Extract
      A patented ingredient from Frutarom Switzerland Ltd. using a highly advanced patented method  to totally remove the oil fraction, thus, preventing rancidity while increasing potency.
    • Fat-Free Pumpkin Seed Extract helps relieve urinary incontinence by:
      - Strengthening pelvic floor muscles
      - Inhibiting 5α-reductase, to hinder the conversion of Testosterone into DHT
      (Dihydrotestosterone is an androgen or male sex hormone) that causes enlargement of the prostate
      - Inhibiting aromataste and the conversion of Testosterone into Estrogen that makes pelvic muscles lose its strength to control urination
      - Activating the Nitric Oxide pathway for the complete relaxation of bladder wall muscles when the bladder is full to avoid dribbling and hesitancy during urination
    This research shows  that this natural makes an effective natural prostate health supplement and helps optimize bladder function in both men and women.

    To support these claims, here are some studies found on the health connection between Pumpkin Seed  and prostate health more in detail.

    Pumpkin Seed Proven to Improve Prostate Health


    Budapest, Hungary - Researchers treated 60 patients with benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) with Peponen capsules, a prostate health supplement containing 300 mg. of pumpkin seed extract. Patients took the pumpkin seed supplement for the following durations:

    • 26 patients took the drug for 10 months.
    • 22 for at least 7 months.
    • 12 for at least 4 months.

    Each daily dose was 3 capsules, twice a day for the first month, then 3 capsules, once a day for the remainder of the study, and the results are:

    • More than 80% of the patients experienced improvement in bladder function.
    • Urinary flow was stronger and there was a reduction in the frequency of night time urination.
    • There was also a reduction in painful and difficult discharge.

    Pumpkin Seed Extract Inhibits Hormone Responsible for Causing an Enlarged Prostat


    Researchers look at the effect of pumpkin seed on testosterone-induced growth of the prostate of rats. Unfortunately for men, testosterone can cause an enlarged prostate.

    In this study, researchers encouraged prostate growth by injecting rats with testosterone for 20 days. Following the injections, the rats were given either pumpkin seed extract or corn extract for 20 days.
    Their weight was recorded weekly and assessed for any influence the testosterone and pumpkin seeds may have on weight gain. The prostate size ratio (prostate weight/body weight) was measured to check for enlargement. Researchers found that pumpkin seed caused a reduction in prostate size and concluded that pumpkin seed can inhibit growth of the prostate due to testosterone.

     Then, what is the nutrient Pumpkin Seed ingredients ? Below is the table :


    Some experts say that since the highest nutrient of pumpkin seed ingredient is Manganese which is needed to get healthy bones, cartilage and skin as good as to cover any deficiency that might be at the root of your pelvic weakness.Also because the cause of Urinary Bladder Incontinence is  high potassium, low chromium, low magnesium, low manganese, and low sulfur, so pumpkin seeds that are rich of manganese and magnesium are  important  mineral treatment intake for the patients with UI and BPH

    Conclusion 

    Although only a couple studies are presented here, the research on pumpkin seed and prostate health is encouraging.

    Here's how you can benefit from Pumpkin Seed :
    • It strengthens your bladder.
    • Works as a diuretic.
    • May relieve cramps and reduce inflammation.
    • Helps maintain normal bladder functioning.
    • May help prevent disorders and discomfort when emptying your bladder.
    • May have a curative effect on enlarged prostate.
    Pumpkin Seed Extract appears to be an effective natural prostate health supplement. It has been found to help optimize prostate and bladder health.These products may include saw palmetto, lycopene, zinc and Vitamin E - all found to help enhance prostate health.
    If you're want to use pumpkin seed for bladder and prostate health, you can buy Pumpkin Seed Extract supplements by emailing me (changhaoren.goodperson@gmail.com) or calling my number +62(0)8179312782 or +62(0)8123158200 (valid only for Indonesian)


    Sources text
    http://www.acu-cell.com/dis2.html
    http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/prostateenlargement/
    http://webbph.org/2011/08/25/erectile-dysfunction-is-associated-with-use-of-nonsteroidal-anti-inflammatory-drugs/
    http://www.healthy-oil-planet.com/pumpkin-seed-oil-and-prostate.html
    http://www.medicalook.com/Urinary_tract_infection/Urinary_incontinence.html

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