Prostate Power Rx review BPH
How to treat an enlarged prostate gland with natural herbs and prescription medications, are herbal remedies effective? Testimonials, where to buy
March 1 2017
A man with an enlarged prostate gland has several choices. If the enlargement is mild or moderate, and causes no major urinary symptoms, he can either do nothing and wait, begin with an herb used for prostate health such as saw palmetto, take a prostate formulas such as Prostate Power Rx or begin with a prescription medication.
Many men whose symptoms of BPH are mild prefer to begin with a natural product in order to avoid the side effects of the prescription medications. 5alpha-reductase inhibitors can cause sexual problems including difficulty with erections and loss of libido. A prostate formula, such as Prostate Power Rx created by well respected medical doctor, Dr. Ray Sahelian, M.D., does not have cause sexual dysfunction, but rather enhances sexuality and erectile function and can be used along with erectile dysfunction herbs.
This article discusses the causes of BPH and the several treatment options that men have in order to lessen their symptoms.
What are the ingredients in this herbal remefy?
This formula contains Saw Palmetto, Pygeum Africanum, Stinging Nettle, Quercetin, Lycopene, Beta Sitosterol, Daizein, Genistein, and Rosaminic Acid. This product does not contain zinc or pumpkin seed extract. Those who wish to have the latter two supplements can take them in addition to the prostate formula.
Prostate Power Rx helps maintain a healthy prostate gland. The FDA does not allow claims that supplements can treat or cure a medical condition. An enlarged prostate gland or BPH is a medical condition and therefore no claims can be made that this supplement can reduce prostate size or improve urine flow. Furthermore, no claims can be made that this product prevents or cures prostate cancer. If you see advertisements about natural or herbal prostate formulas that claim to treat BPH or claim that their product improves urine flow, please realize that these claims are a violation of FDA rules.
Hair growth or treatment for hair thinning
There are claims that saw palmetto blocks 5 alpha reductase enzyme and may help with hair growth. Does Prostate Power Rx help those with loss of hair?
We have no research with this product to determine whether it would or would not help with hair growth.
When was it formulated?
Testosterone and DHT
In the prostate gland the enzyme 5alpha-reductase converts testosterone into more active form — dihydrotestosterone (DHT). This hormone strongly influences prostate function and takes part in its pathology Since the connection between androgens and pathology of this gland has been proved, pharmacological inhibition of conversion became one of the therapy strategies both for benign prostate hyperplasia and prostate cancer. Last decade has brought numerous, long term clinical trials which involved numerous men being administered finasteride and other 5alpha-reductase inhibitors in benign prostate hypertrophy (BPH) treatment and prostate cancer prevention.
Cause of BPH
The epidemiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia is complex and not fully understood. The androgenic hormones testosterones and dihydrotestosterone play at least a permissive and important role. Growth factors and other hormones including estrogens may also play a role. BPH is a hyperplastic process resulting in growth of glandular-epithelial and stromal / muscle tissue in the prostate, leading to often measurable growth taking on different shapes and configurations which may impact symptoms and secondary outcomes. It is important to recognize that BPH is a histological conditions, which is one but not the only cause of lower urinary tract symptoms, and may or may not be associated with prostate enlargement and bladder outlet obstruction.
The histopathology of BPH strongly implicates local paracrine and autocrine growth factors and inflammatory cytokines. A complex milieu of growth-regulatory proteins includes members of the fibroblast, insulin-like, and transforming growth factor families. It appears that these proteins and downstream effector molecules, in addition to a variety of interleukins, are overexpressed and, working together, create a landscape of increased stromal and epithelial growth that leads to disease progression. Inflammation, commonly present in BPH, may contribute to tissue injury, and cytokines produced by inflammatory cells may serve to drive local growth factor production and angiogenesis in the tissues as a “wound healing” response.
There are two major options for prescription medications as treatment for BPH, 5alpha-reductase inhibitors and alpha-receptor blockers.
Treatment options for BPH, watchful waiting, exercise the use of herbal supplements, drug therapy, combination drug therapy and surgery
This is a well known approach to the management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Both longitudinal studies and randomized placebo-controlled trials have confirmed the progressive nature of BPH, with symptom progression being the most common manifestation. Variables such as baseline prostate-specific antigen, prostate volume, symptom score and bother score, decreased flow rate, and increased postvoid residual have all been linked to progression to acute urinary retention and need for surgery. Historically, not much has been known about the natural history and thus, who would be a good candidate for watchful waiting. PSA testing is overdone in the US and sometimes more harm than good is done by testing.
A healthy lifestyle plays a critical role in cardiovascular health. The same is true in the development of benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Most of the medical literature supports a clinically significant, independent, and strong inverse relationship between exercise and the development of BPH / LUTS. Several mechanisms for this relationship have been proposed, including decreased sympathetic tone, avoidance of metabolic syndrome, and reduced oxidative damage to the prostate.
Treating benign prostatic hyperplasia with herbal extracts is recommended if symptoms are minor.
Should one take a prostate product such as saw palmetto or Prostate Power Rx if one does not have a prostate problem? I am 62 and make several trips to the bathroom at night but I have no other symptoms of a malfunctioning prostate gland. There is no pain or problem urinating.
It’s difficult to say. It boils down to being a personal choice and preference. It’s difficult to predict whether taking saw palmetto or an herbal prostate formula for months and years will be of overall health benefit or a detriment. One option is to take such a product two months on, two months off, and then decide whether you wish to continue.
I was Diagnosed with BPH 16 years ago. My biopsies have been negative throughout the years. My PSA has been gradually increasing (4.2 to 9.5). My last ultrasound revealed the prostate at approx 100gr in size. Do herbal products such as Beta Sitosterol, saw palmetto, Prostate Power Rx, or research reveal any evidence of shrinking the prostate? I am trying to avoid a TURP.
There are natural supplements such as the herbal extracts you mention that have been found in human studies to be helpful. However, it is not possible to know in any one individual which natural products, if any, will be helpful.
Single drug therapy with 5alpha-reductase inhibitors
In some men, prostate volume is decreased and mechanical component of dysuria is improved by treating for a long time (months, years) with 5-alpha-reductase finasteride. This drug is indicated when the volume of the prostate gland is over 40 g. Side effects include loss of libido and sensation of genital organs.
Single drug therapy with alpha-receptor blockers
Alpha-receptor blockers which act on the bladder neck. These medicines have effects earlier and are recommended for patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia independently of prostate volume. Low blood pressure is a side effect.
Combination drug therapy
Combination therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of BPH and associated LUTS. The greatest efficacy for the alpha(1)-ARA and 5alphaRI combination is in patients with larger prostate size and more severe symptoms. The combination of alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor antagonists and 5alpha-reductase inhibitors appears to prevent disease progression. The combination of alpha(1)-ARAs with anti-muscarinic agents is useful for relieving symptoms of bladder outlet obstruction and detrusor overactivity. Men with overactive bladder and BPH who are not receiving adequate alleviation of symptoms from the first-line alpha(1)-adrenergic receptor antagonists may benefit from the addition of an anti-muscarinic agent.
Open or transurethral resection of the prostate was once the only option for men afflicted with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia. In the past 10 to 15 years, however, medical management has become a common step in the treatment of BPH, often postponing or eliminating the need for surgical intervention. The two drug classes used in the medical management of BPH are alpha-blockers and 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.
Several analyses have demonstrated a clinically useful relationship between serum prostate specific antigen and prostate volume in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Both prostate volume and serum PSA predict certain aspects of the natural history of LUTS and BPH, and men with higher PSA and larger glands in general have a higher rate of progression measured by various parameters. Caution: Most men who have this test do so without need and results often lead to unnecessary further testing without improving quality of life or longevity.
Does Prostate Power Rx do anything to PSA numbers or levels?
We have not seen any studies with this natural herbal formula to know how or if it influences PSA levels.
Interactions with other supplements
Passion Rx with yohimbe – This prostate formula can be taken on the days when the Passion Rx with Yohimbe Bark formula is not used. We don’t think you should take both pills the same day. In the long run, Passion Rx, which has a number of sex stimulants, such as catuaba, maca, and Tribulus Terrestris Extract, is only used at the most two capsules a week or perhaps three a week.
Eurycoma longifolia also known as tongkat ali – low dosages of each should be fine together.
Side effects and safety, any risk?
This product has been available since 2004 and no major or significant side effects have been reported. Most people take one capsule a day although some users prefer two a day.
Interactions with nutritional supplements
Please have approval by your doctor before you combine supplements or medications.
Beta sitosterol – This formula has a small amount of beta sitosterol, but if you only take one capsule of the prostate formula a day, you could take a beta sitosterol pill a few times a week.
DHEA hormone or pregnenolone – these hormones are quite potent and we suggest taking very small amounts.
Eyesight Rx can be taken the same day as the herbal prostate product. Eyesight Rx is used to improve visual health.
Joint Power Rx – We don’t see any problems combining Joint Power Rx with this prostate supplements or combining it with glucosamine, chondroitin, msm, cmo, devil’s claw, and cat’s claw herb.
Mind Power Rx – One could take a Mind Power Rx capsule 3 or 4 times a week along with a daily capsule of the prostate formula.
Multivitamins – It can be taken the same day as a daily multivitamin, including MultiVit Rx.
Passion Rx – It may be a good idea to not take the prostate pills the same day as Passion Rx, with or without yohimbe. In the long run, Passion Rx is only taken 2 days a week and the prostate pills can be taken on the days that the herbal sexual formula is not used. However we have had feedback from many users who have taken both the same day without any problems. This formula has many aphrodisiac herbs in it including horny goat weed, maca, and Tongkat ali.
Interactions with prescription medications
How the ingredients in Prostate Power Rx interact with prescription medications is not clear. Chances are there are no major interactions with pharmaceutical drugs, but it is not easy to know this. There are thousands of pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by medical doctors, and some individuals take several medications a day. Discuss with your doctor if you have any health condition or taking any prescription medications before you use Prostate Power Rx.
Blood pressure medications – If you are taking a blood pressure medication due to very high blood pressure, we don’t suggest using Prostate Power Rx. However, if you are taking a blood pressure medication in a low dosage since you have mild or perhaps moderate hypertension, the herbal formula may work out fine. Just monitor your blood pressure regularly.
Cardura – See Doxazosin Mesylate.
Doxazosin Mesylate – This prescription medication is used to treat the symptoms of prostate gland enlargement called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Doxazosin is an alpha blocker that works by relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. Relaxing these muscles leads to relief of symptoms of BPH such as the feeling of needing to urinate frequently or urgently, weak stream, difficulty in beginning the flow of urine, and the need to urinate during the middle of the night. We have not had any reports of untoward side effects when Prostate Power Rx has been used together with Doxazosin medication.
Dutasteride, also known as Avodart – We have not had any reports of untoward side effects when Avodart have been combined with Prostate Power Rx.
Finasteride, also known as Proscar or Propecia – We have not had any reports of untoward side effects when finasteride has been combined with Prostate Power Rx.
Heart medications – If your have a severe heart condition, we do not suggest taking Prostate Power Rx. We don’t have enough feedback with the use of this prostate supplement in those who have moderate or severe heart disease or taking heart medications to know whether it is safe or not safe.
Hytrin is the product name for terazosin , a class of medications called alpha 1 blockers which relaxes the smooth muscles of the arteries, the prostate, and the bladder neck. Other alpha blockers in the same class of drugs include doxazosin (Cardura), alfuzosin (Uroxatral), tamsulosin (Flomax), and prazosin (Minipress). Relaxing the smooth muscles of the arteries lowers blood pressure. Relaxing the smooth muscles around the bladder neck relieves urinary obstruction caused by an enlarged prostate (prostate hypertrophy).
Can a take Prostate Power and Hytrin or Flomax at the same time or one in the am and one at night, I usually take Hytrin at night.
We have not had any untoward reactions reported with these combinations, but you would need approval by your doctor.
SSRI antidepressants – Our understanding thus far is that Prostate Power Rx should be safe to use with medications used for depression but if suggest you have approval by your doctor.
As a general rule, we suggest you discuss with your doctor regarding taking this natural herbal formula along with your SSRI medication. He or she may suggest you take a lesser dosage. If no problems occur, the dosage can be increased.
Thyroid medications – We have no reason to think Prostate Power Rx interferes with the use of thyroid medications.
You have the option to take one or two capsules a day. For long term use we suggest you take a day or two off each week and a few days off each month. Taking a holiday from daily use is generally a good idea with most dietary supplements and even medications if your doctor is okay with it.
Is it okay to take saw palmetto extract pills in addition to Prostate Power Rx?
This formula already contains saw palmetto extract 320 mg per capsule at 45% phytosterols, therefore there is not need to take additional saw palmetto.
Does Prostate Power Rx treat BPH or an enlarged prostate?
The FDA does not allow claims to be made by natural, over the counter supplements that they can treat or cure a medical condition. Any company that sells a natural herbal supplement and claims that their product treats or cures an illness is violating FDA rules and is subject to a warning letter followed by legal action.
Does Prostate Power Rx reduce the likelihood of prostate cancer?
We have no idea since it would take studies lasting more than 10 years to have any clues and we do not have this kind of data.
PSA level influence
No formal studies have been done testing levels of PSA over months or years with the use of this natural prostate formula to determine whether it lowers levels.
Long term use
If you plan to use Prostate Power Rx for many months or years, we recommend that you take one day off a week and three days off per month.
At what age should a person begin the use of Prostate Power Rx?
This is a decision you and your physician would need to make. Many men may never need to take an herbal prostate formula, or a prescription medication to treat an enlarged prostate gland. Others like to begin in their forties or fifties but only use one capsule three times a week. Some men may wish to begin in their sixties and use one capsule daily or a few times a week. Please discuss with your doctor who will review your family history of prostate health and your own prostate gland status.
Feedback and testimonials, comments
My husband started taking Prostate Power Rx several years ago and really notices a difference when he doesn’t. He’s only taking one pill a day, I think the dose suggested is 2 pills a day. It really works for him.
I have noticed that I do not go to the bathroom at night as often as I used to since I started on this natural herbal remedy product a few weeks ago.
Are free samples offered for Prostate Power Rx?
Free samples are not available for this product.
Can you please advise me if this product is available for purchase in Sydney Australia.
We are not aware of stores in Australia or New Zealand that sell this herbal prostate formula, but this product can be shipped to your country.