Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia:
This is a disease that progresses slowly as men age. The prevalence is low at 35, but by the age of 50, approximately 25% of males have symptoms. By the age of 75, 80% of men have symptoms. Men should start having yearly prostate exams from the age of 35 as well as checking the levels of the blood for prostate specific antigen. The cause of the enlargement of the gland is believed to be caused by the hormone dihydrotestosterone, a derivative of testosterone, which is stored in the prostate. Its action is the production of prostate cells. Some believe its excess storage in the gland is due to deficient breakdown and excretion from the body. As men age, their levels of testosterone decrease, however levels of follicle stimulating hormone, leutinizing hormone, prolactin and estradiol (an estrogenic hormone) increase. Estradiol is believed to inhibit the metabolism of the dihydrotesterone to less reactive substances. (Brinker, Francis. An Overview of Conventional, Experimental and Botanical treatments of Non-malignant Prostate conditions. The British Journal of Phytotherapy. Vol. 3, No. 4, PP 154-176.1994). Dr. Metcalfe finds that natural supplements work very effectively for BPH and a lot of research has been done to study their effectiveness in comparison with drug therapy. The results are excellent.
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