Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

Definition of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy:

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.  They cause a dull ache on urination, ejaculation, and/or defecation.  The diagnosis is medical, since the same subjective conditions can result from cancer of the prostate.  BPH is common in men over fifty and can be the result either of diminished production of complete testosterone or poor pelvic circulation.  Alcohol, coffee, speed, and antihistamines can all aggravate the problem.

Also: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH

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Andropause/Male Menopause

...recommendation DIM / I3C
“...This work correlated age, estrogen accumulation, and the presence of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and underscores the role of estrogen as a growth-promoting hormone in men as well as women...”

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)...”
...recommendation Natural Progesterone
“...Progesterone inhibits 5-alpha reductase more effectively than Proscar and saw palmetto which are the more standard agents employed in traditional and natural treatments for BPH.  The dose of natural progesterone for men is 10-12mg per day (5-6mg bid) applied topically...”
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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 syndrome)...”
...recommendation Pygeum
“An extract of pygeum has shown an ability to improve the capacity to achieve an erection in patients with BPH or prostatitis.”


...the condition
“, straining during bowel movements (chronic constipation), chronic diarrhea, standing for long periods of time, sitting on hard, cold surfaces, liver stagnancy or disease (cirrhosis), benign prostatic hypertrophy and anal intercourse...”

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

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...”

Prostate Cancer

...the condition
“...The symptoms are similar to those produced by a common disease of the prostate, namely benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), and include...”
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...the condition
“...For example, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate that is common in men over age 40 – may produce urinary tract symptoms similar to those experienced with prostatitis...”

Pumpkin Seeds a treatment
“...In studies, the dose of pumpkin seed oil used for the treatment of BPH was 160mg three times daily...”

Pygeum a treatment
“The extract of Pygeum africanum bark has been used for more than 20 years in France in patients suffering from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)...”

Saw Palmetto a treatment
“...available as a tea, the fatty acids in the herb thought to be at least partly responsible for its effects are not extracted well into water; thus, drinking a tea would not be as effective against BPH for example...”

Stinging Nettle a treatment
“...Extracts of stinging nettle root have been used, singly or in combination with other botanicals for the condition of BPH (Benign prostatic hyperplasia)...”

Urinary Retention

...the condition
“...for example scarring of the bladder from removing catheters; Psychogenic causes such as fear associated with urination, or being unable to urinate around strangers (Paruresis); (In men) ... Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...bruising, decreased clotting time, eczema, elevated indirect bilirubin, psoriasis, elevated heavy metals, PMS, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, beta thalassemia, cataracts, fibrocystic disease, benign prostatic hypertrophy, poor wound healing, hot flashes, growing pains and Osgood-Schlatter disease...”

Zinc a treatment
“...Very often, zinc is included in prostate health, as well as BPH products.  Zinc, in general, is considered an adjunct to the body's overall antioxidant system...”
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