However, the most common cause of prostate problems is not prostate cancer, but benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is not cancerous.
BPH is recognized as a public health problem. There are approximately 19 million men with symptomatic BPH, 14 million of whom are undiagnosed, and 2 million of whom are diagnosed but untreated. As many as 50% of men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate by age 60, and 90% of men will report symptoms by age 85.
The prostate is a male sex gland that is located just below the bladder, in front of the rectum. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and wraps around the urethra. It produces fluid that becomes part of the semen. When BPH occurs, the prostate grows in size and blocks the urethra or the bladder. This is associated with urinary problems, such as urinary urge, hesitancy, incontinence, straining, frequency of urination, and an impaired quality of life.
LinumLife® has shown positive effects in subjects suffering BPH as well as LinumLife® has proven to be a safe and well tolerated ingredient to improve quality of life of individuals with BPH.