The most likely cause of this issue for men is an enlarged prostate. If he has not had a checkup from his primary doctor, I would suggest that he have an evaluation which includes blood tests for prostate health and a physical exam. If there is any prostate enlargement he can explore traditional or alternative therapies. Saw palmetto and stinging nettle leaf are the two best natural remedies for reducing prostate inflammation. Zinc and selenium are also very important nutrients for prostate health. He may also want to reduce his intake of water and/or alcohol in the evening because those will both increase his need for night time urination. If his prostate is not enlarged, he may have symptoms associated with an overactive bladder. Pumpkin seed extracts are often recommended as a natural approach to managing overactive bladder in both men and women. Having the proper evaluation is of course the first step in determining what the best solution. Warm regards, Dr. Passero
Dr. Kevin Passero
Dr. Passero completed four years of post-graduate medical education in Portland, Oregon at one of only four accredited Naturopathic Medical Schools in the country. His Naturopathic training consisted of classroom study equivalent to conventional medical school and included extensive exposure to patients under the guidance of MD’s, Chiropractors, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists. While there, Dr. Passero trained and preceptored with some of the nations leading doctors in the field of natural medicine. (To learn more about an accredited Naturopathic Education, you may visit http://www.naturopathic.org/viewbulletin.php?id=19) Dr. Passero continues his post-graduate training through ongoing participation in continuing education and preceptor-ship with other experts in the field of natural medicine. In addition to private practice, Dr. Passero works with leading manufacturers of natural health products and as a Naturopathic Consultant for businesses interested in bringing natural health to the public in a responsible manner. This work keeps him abreast of the latest medical research regarding natural medicine. In his practice, Dr. Passero focuses on restoring harmony to both the body and mind with a specific emphasis on hormonal regulation and endocrinology. Through education and guidance patients are able to unlock the natural healing power contained within each one of us. He is currently the Vice President of the Maryland Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is an active member of the National Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians.