Recover From Incomplete Bladder Emptying With Pumpkin Seeds

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By Herballove Editorial Maybe helpful for: Men's Prostate Enlargement Causes: DHT Symptoms: painful urination

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Pumpkin seeds remain valued for bladder and prostate health. And with the right kinds of Pumpkin Seeds—raw, extract, oil or powder--men with severe bladder emptying can see the benefits. If you stand in the bathroom struggling to empty your bladder because of prostate enlargement, Pumpkin Seeds can reduce the inflammation, strengthen your P.C. muscles and stop the pain.
 
Take Jason, for example, who at 55, noticed the struggle he felt in the restroom. He’d huff. He’d puff. He’d struggle to start or end his urine stream. Anyone near him could hear the difficulty in his breathing. And his problem, like yours, is often a common side effect of prostate enlargement, known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. Depending on the severity of your issue, you’ll find guidance to help you find the types of pumpkin seeds that will benefit you most. 

Solution Highlights
Solution Number: 4114
Age: 38+
Symptoms: Incomplete emptying of the bladder and retention of urine
Possible Causes: Prostate enlargement caused by high levels of DHT and testosterone-related metabolites
Helpful For: Effectiveness:
Incomplete Emptying
Frequency
Dribbling & Intermittency
Urgency
Weak Stream
Straining
Nocturia

Effectiveness research data of pumpkin seed extracts are composed based on exisiting publications and unpublished empirical data. Results varied between individuals and extraction method. Ongoing research will be update here and feedbacks are welcome. [1],[2],[3],[4],[5],[6]

First, Why Does Incomplete Emptying Occur?
Under normal circumstances, the central nervous system controls the urinary tract to coordinate the release of liquid. The system will amplify weak smooth-muscle activity to sustain urine stream. However, BPH can block urine flow, disrupting timing. The larger the prostate grows, the more complications the bladder notices when attempting to release urine. 
 
Pumpkin Seeds: Saving You Time and Agony
Pumpkin seeds perform a myriad of functions for the bladder. The oils and seeds themselves don’t offer much assistance, but the water-soluble extracts from seeds create a tissue-building effect on the pelvic floor muscles thus making strong again. The strengthening of these muscles improves the flow of urine to eliminate signs of emptying bladder. More importantly, pumpkin seeds provide the following:[6],[7]
  • Inhibits aromatase enzymes that block the production of testosterone essential to proper urine flow
  • Binds to androgen receptors on the pelvic muscle cells to strengthen bladder constriction for urinary flow
  • Promotes androgenic activity for the structural integrity of the bladder tissue and muscles 
  • Increases nitric oxide production required to relax muscles while reducing bladder volume
Pumpkin Seed’s Effectiveness at a Glance
For men with BPH, the symptoms remain varied, so here’s a visual glance at the additional benefits provided by pumpkin seed:


Pumpkin seed extracts, like everyday prescription meds, can prove more or less effective depending on the type, dosage and age of a man. Some men prefer powder versus soft gel tablets, while other males enjoy oil compared to raw seeds. Each method includes its advantages and disadvantages, and below, you’ll find our breakdown of the various types suitable for your needs.

Pumpkin Seed Consumption Method for Various Severities of Incomplete Bladder Emptying


 

Prevention

Mild

Moderate

Severe

Methods
  • Raw Pumpkin Seed
  • Pumpkin Seed Powder
  • Pumpkin Seed Liquid Extract
  • Pumpkin Seed Extract from High Dosage of Softgels or Tablets

  • Pumpkin Seed Oils


Taking Pumpkin Seed: Types, Tips and Dosages for Men
1. Tablets and Soft Gels: Easy to take, tablets and gels eliminate the need of your taking multiple servings of powder. With their high concentration and even better results, tablets and gels make for the most common form of consumption.
 
Recommended Dosages: 1000 mg  pill (tablets or softgels)
 
Mild Symptoms
Under 45 yr: 1 pill once a day
Ages 46 to 65: 2 pills  per day
Over the age of 65: 3 pills per day
 
Moderate Symptoms
Under 45 yr: 2 pills per day
Ages 46 to 65: 4 pills per day or use more powerful formulation instead
 
Severe Symptoms
Under 45 yr: 4 pills per day
Ages 46 to 65: need to use more powerful formulation instead
 
Tablet Soft Gel Advantages: Fast, convenient to consume with a high concentration per dosage. Easily incorporated to daily regimen.
Tablet and Soft Gel Disadvantages: May contain a strong aftertaste.
 
2. Liquid Extract: Offering a high dosage and providing a faster absorption method than powder or gels, pumpkin seed extract metabolize quicker. For men with moderate symptoms, a liquid extract can provide a suitable option.
 
Recommended Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Coffee (2 cups)
1 tablespoon of ground coffee beans
2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
2 cups of water
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 teaspoons of pumpkin seed extract
2 ounces of silk milk
 
Liquid Extract Advantages: Easily mixed into your favorite drinks, liquid extracts metabolize faster.
 
Liquid Extract Disadvantages: Generates a stronger aftertaste.

3. Pumpkin Seed Oil: The ideal flavor topper for meats, salads and food, pumpkin seed oil offers quality taste with a high concentration per dosage; however, oil colors can determine the effectiveness.
 
Choosing the Right Color
Less than .07 mm in thickness: Pumpkin oils with a green hue contain a thickness of .07 mm or less. The less thickness, the less concentration in each dosage of oil. For men with mild or moderate emptying issues, a thinner consistency will suffice.
More than .07 mm in thickness: Bright-red oil serves as an indication of a thicker consistency, providing an ideal solution for males with severe symptoms of emptying.
 
Recommended Recipe: Herballove Prostate Salad
 
½ tablespoon of sesame seeds, ideal for zinc, which improves prostate health
2 ounces or more of cooked salmon, great for Omega-3 extracts
1/4 cup of cooked bell peppers for vitamin C
1 chopped tomato for lycopene that reduces prostate inflammation
¼ cup of broccoli
2 cups of lettuce or more
2 tablespoons of pumpkin oil
4 ounces of vinaigrette dressing
 
4. Raw Pumpkin Seeds: Ideal for a great snack, raw seeds provide limited benefits for treating incomplete emptying. Most men would need to chew mounds of seeds to notice results.
 
Advantages of Raw Seeds: Perfect for a snack and great for mixing into baked goods or salads, raw seeds offer a quick, easy topping, but more importantly, work as a prevention method for prostate enlargement.
 
Disadvantage of Raw Seeds: Little evidence suggests that eating seeds can cure incomplete emptying.
 
5. Powder: Great for drinks and shakes, pumpkin seed powder easily mixes into your favorite foods. Powder remains effective for midnight incomplete emptying, especially for active seniors and males.
 
Recommended Recipe: Good Night Feel Good Bladder Shake
8 ounces of Skim milk
2 tablespoons of whey protein powder
1 cup of spirulina
1 tablespoon of maca root powder
1 tablespoon of powdered American Ginseng Root
3 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
Powder Benefits: Versatile and easy to mask the taste of pumpkin when mixing into your favorite drinks and foods.
 
Powder Disadvantages: May not work as effectively for men ages 50 or younger. Can require multiple servings throughout the day.
 
If you find yourself huffing and puffing while using the restroom, it’s time to get help. If you’re tired of dealing with the symptoms of incomplete bladder emptying, pumpkin seeds can strengthen your bladder muscles, improve the flow of urine, and quell one of your BPH-related symptoms.

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Reference: 
1^ Gossell-Williams M1, Davis A, O'Connor N., Inhibition of testosterone-induced hyperplasia of the prostate of sprague-dawley rats by pumpkin seed oil., J Med Food. 2006 Summer;9(2):284-6.
2^ Tsai YS, Tong YC, Cheng JT, Lee CH, Yang FS, Lee HY., Pumpkin seed oil and phytosterol-F can block testosterone/prazosin-induced prostate growth in rats., Urol Int. 2006;77(3):269-74.
3^ Carbin BE, Larsson B, Lindahl O., Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with phytosterols., Br J Urol. 1990 Dec;66(6):639-41.
4^ Vahlensieck W, Theurer C, Pfitzer E, Patz B, Banik N, Engelmann U., Effects of Pumpkin Seed in Men with Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in the One-Year, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled GRANU Study., Urol Int. 2014 Sep 5.
5^ Ejike CE, Ezeanyika LU., Inhibition of the experimental induction of benign prostatic hyperplasia: a possible role for fluted pumpkin (Telfairia occidentalis Hook f.) seeds., Urol Int. 2011;87(2):218-24.
6^ Hata K. Effects of pumpkin seed extract on urinary bladder function in anesthetized rats. Medical Science and Pharmaceutical Science. 2005;54(3): 339-45.
7^ Ho MH, Bhatia NN, Bhasin S. Anabolic effects of androgens on muscles of female pelvic floor and lower urinary tract. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Oct;16(5):405-9.
8^ 
Carbin BE, Larsson B, Lindahl O. Treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia with phytosterols. Br J Urol. 1990 Dec;66(6):639-41.



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