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Prostate Enlargement
 
Standard Definition

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is non-cancerous growth of the prostate gland that gradually narrows the urethra. The clamping effect eventually obstructs the flow of urine, resulting in the bladder failing to empty completely. Urine remaining in the bladder stagnates, leaving the man vulnerable to infections, formation of bladder stones, and kidney damage. BPH affects many males over age 50, and four out of every five men who reach age 80 will have some symptoms of BPH.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

As men age the amount of active testosterone in the blood decreases, resulting in a higher proportion of oestrogen in the blood. This excess oestrogen increases cell growth in the prostate. Also, a more potent metabolite of testosterone called dihydrotestosterone (DHT) accumulates in the prostate, stimulating cell growth. The prostate cells are also sensitive to other growth promoters such as saturated fat. Dietary and lifestyle factors play a large role in the development of BPH. Proper liver function is also important for the elimination of oestrogen, prolactin and DHT.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • High animal saturated fat diet
  • High dairy product consumption
  • Heavy metal and chemical exposure
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Alcohol
  • Poor liver and bowel function
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Frequent urination
  • Needing to urinate in the night
  • Difficulty starting urine stream
  • Decreased strength and force of the stream
  • Dribbling after urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Burning sensation during urination, sometimes the result of bladder infections
  • Complete inability to urinate
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Heavy Metal and Toxicity assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

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