Prostate Enlargement

What Causes Enlarged Prostate?

To successfully treat and prevent recurrence of enlarged prostate we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.  We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow enlarged prostate to develop?"

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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind enlarged prostate consists of three steps:

Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors

Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to enlarged prostate.  Here are three possibilities:
  • Low Melatonin
  • Constipation
  • Zinc Need

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
having hard stools
having polyps
somewhat disturbed sleep
very deformed toenails
eating during sleep hours
abnormal taste in mouth
discontinued prednisone use
occasional soy consumption
history of cysts in breasts
zinc test tasteless
occasional hangnails
inflamed cuticles
... and more than 30 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of enlarged prostate:
Cause Probability Status
Constipation 96% Confirm
Zinc Need 29% Unlikely
Low Melatonin 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate history of prostate problems, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Have you been diagnosed with an Enlarged Prostate?
Possible responses:
→ Don't know
→ No, size is normal
→ Mildly enlarged
→ Moderately enlarged
→ Very enlarged
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of enlarged prostate, having a mildly enlarged prostate, having an enlarged prostate or having a very enlarged prostate, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
Constipation

Chronic constipation has been implicated as a contributing factor to prostatic discomfort when there is an already enlarged gland.  A correction of the constipation will bring some relief of symptoms since the rectum puts pressure on the prostate gland when it is enlarged.  In addition, there is a buildup of waste products in the circulation with chronic constipation.  This will indirectly have an effect on the function of the prostate.

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