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Prostate Perspective

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Sooner or later almost every man could be faced with prostate concerns.  It seems the only way to totally avoid prostate problems is to be born a woman.

Research says that 33% of all men over 50 will suffer from prostate enlargement, by the time they reach 80 it increases to 90% probability.

There are two kinds of enlargements - benign (non cancerous) and malignant (cancerous).

Although the third most frequent type of cancer in men is prostate cancer, most are advised by doctors to be left untreated.  Some men have malignant enlargements for decades before needing treatment.  But, if urine is severely restricted, an unemptied bladder can breed bacteria that can back up into the kidney causing infection.

Symptoms of an enlarged prostate are involving bladder voiding (as you can see by the illustration the urethra (tube from the bladder) goes through the donut shaped prostate gland as a prostate enlarges, the urethra can become pinched.  Symptoms can include:

  1. Restricted urine flow
  2. Frequent urination (including waking up at night)
  3. Hesitancy in starting the flow of urine.
  4. Burning on urination
  5. Blood in urine
  6. Discomfort
  7. Eventually could end up with an inability to void at all.

How to detect an enlargement.

Traditionally a rectal exam had been used.  A relatively new and non evasive approach is a test called Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA.  The antigen is a hormone produced by the prostate that is detectable in a blood test.

The average PSA level should be:

  • 4 or below mcg per liter.
  • 4 to 10 indicates enlargement may or may not be caused by cancer
  • 10 could indicate prostate cancer

It is not uncommon or unnatural for the PSA level to fluctuate.

Dihydrotestosterone is unhealthy testosterone (male hormone) converted by an enzyme called 5-Alpha-reductase testosterone.

Studies indicates that 320 mg of saw palmetto berries inhibits the production of the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase testosterone.

Liver function is very important when it comes to the prostate.  If the liver is weak or toxic it does not filter out to be eliminated mutated hormones.

BPH Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia means a swollen prostate.  Many prostate conditions can be caused by a zinc deficiency.

It can also be petrified by a lack of Magnesium.

Some natural health professionals have recommended Men's Formula, PS, P-X, Damiana or Ginseng.  I usually suggest Saw Palmetto (Make sure it is the Concentrate) and pumpkin seeds (which are high in zinc).

Pumpkin seeds also helps the body rid itself of parasites.  It is not unheard of for parasites to invade the prostate.

Zinc, selenium and the amino acid L-Argenine are lost through ejaculation.  However, an active, loving relationship adds to the health of a prostate.

In the process of treatment many times a man may experience bloody tissue discharge in the urine.

Confirmed lab tests have revealed that a regular intake of zinc, maintaining a healthy diet, avoiding refined carbohydrates, coffee, tea and alcohol and limiting fats in the diet greatly increase chance of avoiding prostate enlargement.

Prostate enlargement is something of which every man should be informed, but not necessarily afraid. And remember for most patients with small enlargements (tumors) conventional treatments may be more dangerous than the disease itself, so get a second or third opinion.

There is a saying among herbalist, that a man usually dies with Prostate cancer, not from Prostate cancer. Almost always it is an extremely slow growing cancer. If you do have prostate cancer, the vast majority of the time it is best, just to let it go.

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