|Reprinted from Nature's Field
Benign Prostate (BPH) Hyperplasia
by Steven Horne
1. About Male Reproductive
2. Erectile Dysfunction
Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of
the prostate. When the prostate becomes enlarged, the urethra from the
bladder becomes constricted. This causes difficulty in urinating. Since the
bladder does not empty fully, there is a frequent urge to urinate. The
affected individual may need to wake up several times a night for a trip to
Contains equol, the only known molecule clinically shown to bind to DHT to protect the prostate. It supports healthy prostate function and urinary flow without side effects.
Equol binds directly to dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to prevent it from binding to receptor sites in the prostate. Equol’s unique DHT binding ability makes it the only known molecule that protects the prostate without triggering the side effects that can be caused by enzyme-blocking products.
Elevated levels of the female hormone, estrogen, are also thought to play
a role in the development of BPH. (Both sexes produce male and female
hormones, only in differing amounts.) It has been demonstrated that
reducing estrogen levels in males decreases swelling of the prostate. Drug
companies have used this approach in treatment.
Saw Palmetto Concentrate (480 mg/day for best results - 1 capsule 3 times/day if taken alone)
Remember that the PSA test cannot diagnose cancer. Only a biopsy can diagnose cancer.
It is normal for men to have a low level of PSA in their blood; however, prostate cancer or benign (not cancerous) conditions can increase a man's PSA level. As men age, both benign prostate conditions and prostate cancer become more common. The most frequent benign prostate conditions are prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) (enlargement of the prostate). There is no evidence that prostatitis or BPH causes cancer, but it is possible for a man to have one or both of these conditions and to develop prostate cancer as well.
A man's PSA level alone does not give doctors enough information to distinguish between benign prostate conditions and cancer. However, the doctor will take the result of the PSA test into account when deciding whether to check further for signs of prostate cancer.
Older men typically have slightly higher PSA levels than younger men.
Normal ranges by age group commonly used include:
Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different laboratories.
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