Monday, June 17, 2024

Natural Alternatives to Flomax

Flomax is typically prescribed to people who have problems with passing urine, or with kidney stones. Typically men are the ones who are taking it, and the drug helps a lot when the root cause of the problem is because of a prostate which is too large.

However, there are some very bad side effects to taking the drug. For example, for sexually active men, it can cause difficulties in procreation and satisfaction. There is also the risk of an allergic reaction, as with all unnatural medications. And lastly, it can also cause a high blood pressure, which can cause a whole mess of other symptoms including painful breaths, headaches, and chest pain.

There is also the problem of taking prescription drugs in the first place. It might be that you, or your insurance premiums, can not afford to take them. Also, whenever possible (with your doctors advice) it is always better to lead a natural life. Not only can you save money, but many herbal and natural treatments can do more than cure your bladder or prostrate problems. Taking natural supplements and treatments instead of Flomax can help improve the quality of your life and your all around general health.

The natural and herbal remedies listed in this article will really help you get back onto the path of being able to enjoy your life to the fullest once again.

Do not substitute this for actual advice from an expert as many cases require treatment that CAN NOT be remedied with natural options.  These natural options may only be helpful in addition to treatments, again consult with a medical professional before self treating or self diagnosing. 

Saw Palmetto


This herbal solution, found on the shelves of all good natural providers, helps with problems with enlarged prostrates by helping to block the hormone that causes them to grow in the first place.

What is great about Saw Palmetto in comparison with Flomax is how much cheaper it is. Even the most expensive capsules only cost about twenty dollars for 250 tablets, almost enough to see you through a whole year.

No side effects have been found with Saw Palmetto yet, a far cry from all the dangers that might happen to you if you start taking Flomax.

Lower Your Cholesterol Levels

One of the key items that can cause your prostrate to grow are cholesterol levels. A high level of cholesterol can severely impact the hormone levels throughout your whole body.


If you are eating a diet high in fat, then you need to start thinking about places where you can cut down for healthier options. For example, if your breakfast contains bacon, you may want to think of replacing this with either veggie bacon or a bowl of oats instead. You will also want to replace any oils or butter you use with healthy, low fat alternatives, and consider replacing some of your meals with nice, healthy and natural salads and vegetables.

As well as helping to keep your energy levels much more consistent throughout the days, this can have a lasting impact on your health, and on your prostrate without the need for taking Flomax.

Red Clover Supplements

One other great way to combat bladder and prostrate problems without synthetic Flomax is to start taking Red Clover

This plant, common in Europe and Asia, has a variety of effects for keeping your body naturally healthy, as well as solving your urine problems without the aid of Flomax. For example, many cultures do take it for the natural cancer reducing effects. However, it makes a great substitute for Flomax as it can help the promotion of healthy hormones in your body as well as increasing the flow of blood in your arteries, allowing your body to also work through the cholesterol blocking your hormones from working properly.

One recommendation is to take this supplement in the evening, as in some people it can have a slight sedative property, meaning that you might feel drowsy. This, however, can also be great if you are having problems sleeping as well, and may just prevent you from having to go to the bathroom as often during the night.

Add More Zinc To Your Diet

Men with prostrate problems also have a high lack of zinc in their diet. This means that one possible solution is to just simply add more zinc to your typical meal plans.

One food really rich in zinc is beef, meaning that eating responsibly farmed beef burgers, as well as being really tasty, can help you ditch the Flomax and naturally solve your prostrate problems.

Another high source of zinc, which could be useful if you are abstaining from meat, are beans. You can add them to a nice vegan chili, or simply in a salad, and start beating your problems without having to change your life style too much.

Drink Less Beer


Although… there is one lifestyle change you might have to make which could be painful. If you are drinking a lot of beer, this is something that you might want to stop doing.

The problem with beer specifically is that it is one of the worst alcoholic drinks for increasing the hormone that can lead to the problems with the bladder experienced by many patients who have been advised to start taking Flomax.

Unfortunately, because this is a natural part of the brewing process for beer, it is possible that even switching to alcohol free beer will not help to solve your problems.

Instead, try switching to soda water instead. If it is the bitter taste of beer that you particularly enjoy, try bitter lemon as a substitute.

Lemons and Pomegranates


The other reason you might be taking Flomax is to help pass out a Kidney Stone. It is possible to help ease this process, and make it happen faster, without the need of Flomax.

Firstly, even more than water, natural pomegranate juice causes the bladder to start feeling the urge to urinate. Drinking glasses of this while trying to pass the stone will really help the process happen a lot faster, without Flomax.

Then, to help ease the pain, you should take some olive oil and lemon juice. Just simply mix two lemons worth of juice with a teaspoon of oil, and add to a drink of your choice to help with the taste (although, of course, water works best for your general health). This will naturally help to reduce the discomfort and pain.

Of course, if taking both of these herbal and natural remedies don’t help pass the stone, do go and see your doctor straight away.

Note When You Are Urinating

It might also be that there is a particular food that is causing you problems due to your own unique body chemistry.

If you are finding that it is on certain days you are having problems with your bladder, start making a food diary, marking each day when you do have difficulties. Then, simply examine which foods are common to your problem days and try removing them from your diet to see if this cures your problem.

Particular foods to look out for are spicy foods. This is because they can help to stimulate the inside of your body, causing both the problem with the prostate hormones and your bladder feeling like it needs to empty itself.

You shouldn’t feel embarrassed about needing to read this article, because after all, over 80% of men in the United States will develop a problem with their bladder or prostrate. This also means you shouldn’t be worried about going to your doctor. These supplements, and the herbal advice in this article should only be taken with the guidance of your doctor. Your doctor should also be impressed that you have done your homework, and might not suggest you take Flomax at all.

Bridget Rogers
Bridget Rogers
Bridget Rogers is an independent freelance writer based out of Madison, Wisconsin. Bridget's work can be found on a variety of sources in both online and print media.


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