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
  • Zinc Need
  • Constipation

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
high coffee consumption
zinc test tasteless
reduced sense of smell
having hard stools
disturbed sleep
darker/redder skin color
eating during sleep hours
absent sexual desire
iron supplementation
tendency to infrequent stools
brittle fingernails
frequent soy consumption
... and more than 20 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 92% Confirm
Zinc Need 17% Unlikely
Low Melatonin 3% 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:

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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