Prostate

Definition of Prostate:

The prostate gland in men that surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra and produces a secretion that liquefies coagulated semen.

Topics Related to Prostate

Alfalfa

...as a treatment
“...Prostate Disorders; Asthma; Instructions: The recommended dose is 500 to 1,000mg of the dried leaf per day or 1-2ml of tincture...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Testosterone
“...Since high levels of testosterone have been linked with prostate cancer in men and endometriosis in women, however, they urged caution when using replacement therapy, carefully weighing the risks and benefits for each patient...”
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Andropause/Male Menopause

...the condition
“...Though often suggested, there is no evidence in the medical literature that testosterone replacement therapy increases the risk of prostate cancer...”
...recommendation DIM / I3C
“...German researchers have clearly documented a dramatic, aging-related accumulation of estrogen in human prostate glands...”
...recommendation Acetyl-L-Carnitine
“...Treatment with carnitine was not associated with an increase in prostate volume as was testosterone treatment...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...For example, favorable effects of vitamin E have been observed in relation to Alzheimer's disease and prostate cancer, but the use of high doses of vitamin E is also associated with increased risk of mortality from some cancers, possibly fatal as opposed to non-fatal myocardial infarction, and...”

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

...related topic
“The benign buildup in the prostate of "warts" or epithelial neoplasias that can block or interrupt urination, and which are usually concurrent with moderate prostate enlargement...”

Bone Cancer

...the condition
“...Cancers that tend to spread rapidly to bone include those of the breast, lung, prostate, thyroid, and kidney...”
...relationship to Cancer, General
“Any type of cancer can spread to the bone, but the most common metastasizing cancers are breast, lung, kidney, thyroid, and prostate...”

Calcium-D-Glucarate

...as a treatment
“...In men, excess estrogen stimulation in the prostate gland can result in benign enlargement...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Sunlight Exposure
“...Studies have suggested that vitamin D can protect against colon, breast, prostate and other cancers...”
...recommendation Melatonin
“Melatonin has been shown to inhibit several types of cancer, especially hormone-related cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Lycopene
“...The benefit was strongest for prostate, lung, and stomach cancers, although protective associations were also found for cancers of the pancreas, colon, rectum, esophagus, oral cavity, breast, and cervix...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“Consumption of fruits is widely accepted as lowering the risk of most common cancers except prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Vitamin D
“...For instance, some evidence points to a prostate, breast and colon cancer belt in the United States, which lies in northern latitudes under more cloud cover than other regions during the year...”

Chanca Piedra (Break-Stone)

...as a treatment
“...Chanca Piedra has also traditionally been used for diabetes, prostate disorders, asthma, fever, tumors, bladder infections, as a diuretic, for painful joints, jaundice, indigestion, vaginitis, viruses of the reproductive tract, proctitis, poor circulation,...”

Cleavers

...as a treatment
“...as a diuretic and as such the herb promotes in increased urine flow and helps to rid the kidneys and bladder of gravel and stones, helps clear the urinary tract of various infections, alleviates prostate disorders and treats other acute and inflammatory urinary diseases...”

Coffee

...as a treatment
“...Short-term alertness, focus, attention, and memory; Long-term cognitive decline; Stroke; Prostate cancer; Depression; Asthma: Caffeine is a chemical cousin to the asthma drug theophylline, and can help calm an asthma attack and stop coughing spasms...”

Colloidal Silver

...as a treatment
“...hemorrhoids*, hepatitis, herpes, impetigo*, keratitis, leprosy, lupus, Lyme disease, lymphangitis*, malaria, Meniere's disease*, meningitis*, moles, ophthalmology, parvo virus*, pleurisy, pneumonia, prostate enlargement, pruritus – anal and other, psoriasis and skin rashes*, rheumatism, rhinitis*, ringworm*, rosacea, seborrhea, sepsis – infection*, shingles*, sinusitis*, skin cancer, sore throat,...”

Constipation

...relationship to Enlarged Prostate
“...A correction of the constipation will bring some relief of symptoms since the rectum puts pressure on the prostate gland when it is enlarged...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...our question about Your ethnic background
“African-Americans have higher rates of diabetes, prostate cancer, hypertension and coronary heart disease than whites...”

DHEA

...as a treatment
“...erythematosus (SLE, lupus); it is not recommended as a supplement for everyone (because of its ability to raise testosterone and estrogen levels, a possible problem for those at increased risk of prostate or breast cancers)...”

Diabetes Type II

...our question about Your ethnic background
“African-Americans have higher rates of diabetes, prostate cancer, hypertension and coronary heart disease than whites...”

Dihydrotestosterone

...related topic
“...The conversion from testosterone to DHT is driven by an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, which is produced in the prostate, various adrenal glands, and the scalp...”

DIM / I3C

...as a treatment
“...Research since the 1970s has determined that disrupted estrogen metabolism is closely linked to several health risks in men and women, particularly those involving the breast, uterus, prostate and other reproductive tissue...”

Effects of a High Fat Diet

...the condition
“...These nutritional errors have been linked to high cholesterol, breast and prostate cancer, diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, PMS, and headaches to name but a few...”

Enlarged Prostate

...the condition
“By the age of fifty, about 30% of men will start to experience difficulties with urination related to enlargement of the prostate gland, also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)...”
...our question about your age
“Nearly 60% of men between the ages of 40 and 59 have an enlarged prostate gland...”
...recommendation Stinging Nettle
“Radix urticae is another plant investigated for its beneficial properties in treating benign prostate hyperplasia...”
...recommendation Pumpkin Seeds
“Pumpkin seeds have long been used by naturopathic physicians in treating prostate disorders...”
...recommendation Saw Palmetto
“One of the most well-known and time-honored herbs for prostate problems is saw palmetto...”
...recommendation Zinc
“Zinc supplementation has a clearly documented usefulness in shrinking an enlarged prostate...”

Erectile Dysfunction (ED, Impotence)

...the condition
“...Physical factors include ... Local disorders – prostate enlargement (BPH), congenital abnormalities and inflammatory diseases of the genitalia, prostatitis; vascular disturbances such as aortic aneurysm and atherosclerosis (for example Leriche's...”
...relationship to Prostate Cancer
“A cancerous prostate gland may interfere with blood flow and nerve impulses to the penis...”
...recommendation Test for Hormones
“...hormone binding globulin (SHBG), estradiol, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), prolactin (best taken at 9am to avoid diurnal variations), progesterone and a PSA test for prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Herbal Combinations
“BetterMAN™ is a clinically tested Chinese herbal supplement that improves sexual performance and prostate health...”

Excessive Sweating

...the condition
“...Some medications may by themselves cause excessive sweating, such as the medications often used for prostate cancer, AIDS, or pyridostigmine (Mestinon™) used for the condition myasthenia gravis...”

Fish Oils

...as a treatment
“...for treating depression, preventing premature birth, improving vision in premature babies, treating kidney stones, alleviating the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome, and reducing the risk of prostate cancer...”

Genitourinary

...related topic
“...The genitourinary system consists of the kidneys, bladder, urethra; (in males) the penis, testicles, prostate; (in females) the vagina, ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus...”

Hot Applications (Thermotherapy)

...as a treatment
“...For example, several treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia use microwaves, lasers or other sources of heat to destroy excess prostate tissue...”

Hyaluronic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Hyaluronan is thus often used as a tumor marker for prostate and breast cancer...”

Hydrangea

...as a treatment
“Hydrangea is an outstanding herb for those concerned with kidney, bladder, prostate and general urinary tract health...”

Hypogastric

...related topic
“...In males it contains the vas deferens, prostate and seminal vesicle...”

Hypogonadism, Male

...the condition
“...characterized by low serum testosterone levels, but with gonadotropins in the normal or low range; Signs and Symptoms ... Regression of secondary sexual characteristics (growth and maturation of prostate, seminal vesicles, penis, and scrotum; the development of male hair distribution, including facial, pubic, chest, axillary hair; laryngeal enlargement; vocal chord thickening; alterations in...”

Increased Urinary Frequency

...the condition
“...Causes and Development: Common causes of frequent urination include ... Prostatitis (infected or inflamed prostate gland)...”

Kelp

...as a treatment
“...Prostate Cancer: Kelp (5 tablets daily) for mineral balance will help you feel better...”

LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone

...as a treatment
“... ... Prostate Cancer...”

Lipase

...as a treatment
“...may lead to high cholesterol, difficulty in losing weight, a tendency to diabetes, high urine sugar levels – which some believe could lead to arthritis, bladder problems, gall stones, hay fever, prostate problems, heart problems etc...”

Lithiasis

...related topic
“...Technically this can also refer to salivary gland calculi and impacted precipitants in the seminal vesicles or prostate...”

Low Melatonin Level

...the condition
“...Low melatonin levels are also found in those with breast or prostate cancer, decreased blood flow in the heart, Alzheimers disease, and other dementias...”

Low Sex Hormone Binding Globulin

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“It has been observed that a vegetarian diet is associated with high plasma levels of sex hormone-binding globulin, reducing clearance of sex hormones and probably risk of breast and prostate cancer...”

Lung Cancer

...recommendation Selenium
“A double-blind study demonstrated that supplementation with 200 mcg/day of selenium (in the form of high-selenium brewer's yeast) reduced the incidence of prostate, colorectal and lung cancer, and reduced overall cancer mortality by 50%...”
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More topics Related to Prostate

Lycopene

...as a treatment
“...Just as lutein is concentrated in the macula, lycopene is concentrated in the prostate gland...”

Maca

...as a treatment
“...Maca appears to be a potent suppressor of prostate hypertrophy, being about as effective as finasteride, which is a synthetic drug for the treatment of enlarged prostate...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...High blood pressure, Hyperactivity, Glucose intolerance – diabetes and hypoglycemia, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Prevention of hearing loss, Kidney stones, Leg cramps, Migraine, Osteoporosis, PMS and Prostate health...”

Male Infertility (Low Sperm Count)

...recommendation Test Zinc Levels
“Zinc is concentrated in ejaculate, and important for prostate health...”

Male-Specific Cancer Screening

...as a treatment
“...Why it is Recommended: PROSTATE CANCER Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U...”

Neurostructural Therapy

...as a treatment
“...The following symptoms often benefit or even disappear in response to an NST session ... prostate problems...”

Nocturia

...the condition
“...In addition to aging, nocturia may also be symptomatic of the use of diuretic substances (including caffeine and alcohol), prescription drugs, edema from heart failure, insomnia, pain and prostate or bladder disorders...”

Parsley

...as a treatment
“...Other traditional uses include the treatment of diseases of the prostate, liver, and spleen, anemia, and arthritis; as an expectorant, antimicrobial, aphrodisiac, hypotensive, laxative; and as a scalp lotion to stimulate hair growth...”

Poor Prostate Health

...the condition
Prostate problems can occur at any time in life, but the most common, benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) primarily affects men over 50 years of age...”

Pregnenolone

...as a treatment
“...This makes it an excellent choice for estrogen-sensitive women or testosterone-sensitive men (such as those with a history of or who may be at risk for prostate cancer)...”

Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance

...the condition
“...These mimics are not only linked to the recent discovery that human sperm counts worldwide have plunged by 50% between 1938 and 1990 but also to genital deformities, breast, prostate and testicular cancer, and neurological disorders...”

Prostaglandin

...related topic
“...A potent hormone – similar in structure to an unsaturated fatty acid – that acts in extremely low concentrations on local target organs; first isolated from the prostate...”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after lung cancer, and mainly affects older men...”
...our question about Prostate cancer
“Although there are cases of post-prostatectomy prostate cancer after apparent complete remission (from reawakened metastases), this is rare...”
...relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“Carotene compounds called lycopenes, which are found in high amounts in tomatoes, have been shown to protect against prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Lycopene
“A study conducted by Harvard researchers examined the relationship between carotenoids and the risk of prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“... the author of several books including What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause, has found that progesterone for men is one of the most effective treatments for prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Calcium
“See the link between Prostate Cancer and Vitamin D...”
...recommendation DIM / I3C
“DIM may reduce prostate cancer incidence as it has been shown to stop human cancer cells from growing (by 54-61%) and provokes the cells to self-destruct (apoptosis)...”
...recommendation Aerobic Exercise
“...study by a team from the Harvard School of Public Health found that men over 65 who worked out vigorously for at least three hours a week had an almost 70% lower risk of advanced and fatal cases of prostate cancer...”
...recommendation LDN - Low Dose Naltrexone
“...Bihari, MD has found that the treatment does not seem to work for prostate cancer patients who have received or are receiving some form of hormone manipulation treatment prior to starting the low dose naltrexone...”
...recommendation against Maca
“Men with a high PSA level or a history of prostate cancer should not be using maca...”
...recommendation Melatonin
“Melatonin has been shown to inhibit several types of cancers, especially hormone-related cancers like breast cancer and prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Soy Isoflavones
“Soy protein is one of the dietary elements that has been talked about for a long time as having a potentially beneficial effect for preventing prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Surgery
“Surgery is the main treatment for most prostate cancer...”
...recommendation against Testosterone
“Testosterone supplementation causes the acceleration of pre-existing prostate cancer growth...”
...recommendation Fish Oils
“Several studies have shown an inverse relationship between blood levels of fish oils (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] and docosahexaenoic acid [DHA]) and the risk of prostate cancer...”
...recommendation Vitamin D
“In patients with advanced hormone refractory prostate cancer with bone metastases, 2000 IU of vitamin D with 500mg of calcium per day for three months was found to reduce bone pain, increase muscle strength, and improve the quality of life...”
...recommendation Selenium
“In one study, the risk of prostate cancer for men receiving a daily supplement of 200mcg per day of selenium was found to be one-third that of those receiving a placebo...”

Prostatectomy

...related topic
“Removal of the prostate gland...”

Prostatitis

...the condition
“Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate...”
...related topic
“Inflammation of the prostate, experienced by half of all men at some time in their life...”
...recommendation Hydrangea
“...Like most diuretic herbs, hydrangea is an excellent choice for treating inflamed or enlarged prostate glands...”

Pygeum

...as a treatment
“...Function: Pygeum extracts are known to inhibit the proliferative effects of growth factors such as EGF, bFGF, and IGF-I (Growth factors that signal the prostate to grow)...”

Risk Of Premature Death

...the condition
“...Although there are over 200 different kinds of cancer, half of all cases involve lung, breast, prostate or bowel cancer...”

Saw Palmetto

...as a treatment
“...It is one of the most well-known and time-honored herbs for prostate problems and it also has a long history as a tonic to help increase male potency, calm the nervous system, aid digestion and build connective tissue...”

Selenium

...related topic
“...The prostate contains a selenium-containing protein and semen contains relatively large amounts of selenium...”

Selenium Requirement

...the condition
“...followed cohort of 34,000 men, "those in the lowest quintile [fifth] of selenium status, as measured by toenail selenium, were found to have three times the likelihood of developing advanced prostate cancer as those in the highest quintile (p for trend=0...”

Seminal Vesicles

...related topic
“...The two fluids empty into the prostate, where they are mixed with alkaline prostatic fluids to form semen...”

Soy Isoflavones

...as a treatment
“...They may also prevent prostate cancer by hindering cell growth...”

Squawvine

...as a treatment
“...The herb is taken for painful menstruation and to tone the prostate...”

STD Gonorrhea

...the condition
“...Without prompt treatment, gonorrhea can also affect the prostate and can lead to scarring inside the urethra, making urination difficult...”

Stinging Nettle

...as a treatment
“...The first is the inhibition of prostate Na+/K+ ATPase enzymes...”

Testicular Cancer

...the condition
“...Compared with prostate cancer, estimated to kill 40,400 of its 244,000 victims in 1995, testicular cancer is relatively rare...”
...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...262-7) reported that diet has an important influence on testicular and prostate cancer risk...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...for treating irritability, depression, sadness, impaired thinking, headache, warts, growths, rashes, runny nose, sores in the nose, mouth pain, toothache, gas, hemorrhoids, watery stool, enlarged prostate, gonorrhea, back pain, joint pain, bad dreams, tiredness, insomnia, fevers, shaking chills, muscle pain, and cancer...”

Urinary Stress/Urge Incontinence

...the condition
“...Pareira for difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...For men the cause can be an underlying bladder or prostate infection, an obstruction or tumor, or an enlarged prostate...”

Zinc

...as a treatment
“...Very often, zinc is included in prostate health, as well as BPH products...”

Zinc Requirement

...the condition
“...Men have a high concentration of zinc in their prostate gland, and many anecdotal reports indicate that benign enlargement of the prostate gland – causing increased frequency of urination in middle aged men – can be improved by consuming extra...”
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