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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
 
Standard Definition

The gland that surrounds the neck of the bladder and urethra is called the prostate gland. As it enlarges during the aging process it can put pressure on the urethra, acting like a partial clamp and causing a variety of urinary symptoms. This condition is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Half of all 50-year-old men have BPH to some extent.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

As men age the amount of testosterone in the blood decreases resulting in a higher proportion of oestrogen in the blood. This excess oestrogen increases the activity of promoters of cell growth in the prostate. Also, as testosterone decreases, its metabolite dihydrotestosterone (DHT) accumulates in the prostate and encourages cell growth. Over time, the fatty makeup of the prostate changes with diet, resulting in an increase in inflammatory fats that promote cell growth.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Lack of physical exercise
  • Obesity
  • Diets high in saturated, animal and processed fats
  • Diets low in fibre, fruits and vegetables and deficient in zinc
  • Chronic prostatitis and urinary tract infections
  • Heavy metal and pesticide exposure
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Frequent urination, including needing to get up at night
  • Difficulty starting a urine stream
  • Weak or split urine stream, dribbling after urination
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Blood in the urine
  • Recurrent urinary tract infections
  • Burning on urination
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

  • Hormone tests
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Allergy and food intolerance testing
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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