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  • Facts about Enlarged Prostate

    Last updated: April 3, 2010 | Posted by Rajeev Sanghvi

    This article dives into the facts of prostate enlargement and covers the stages, as well as why it might happen. Also included are some lifestyle tips to help optimize your prostate health.

    As one of the primary organs in the male reproductive system, the prostate produces fluids in semen that help to sustain and protect sperm against natural vaginal acids.

    The prostate naturally grows at two main points during a man’s life. First is at puberty at which time the prostate actually doubles in size.

    The second growth period occurs at about 25 years of age and then slowly continues throughout the ongoing years. It is during this second growth phase that BPH can occur.

    normal and enlarged prostate

    As the prostate grows it can put excess pressure on the urethra (the small tube that carries urine and semen).

    As this pressure increases the urethra can become pinched which can lead to painful and embarrassing symptoms such as urinary hesitancy, painful urination, and erectile dysfunction.

    If left untreated these conditions may eventually require surgery.

    This enlarging of the prostate is clinically known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH.

    The Stages of Prostate Growth
    At birth the prostate weights around 1.5 grams.

    During puberty the prostate grows to around 11 grams, or a doubling in size.

    In the early to middle 20’s the prostate grows to around 18 grams

    In the early 50’s there is a new growth phase which continues until around age 70 where the prostate usually reaches around 31 grams.

    This phase of growth is what doctors call benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

    About BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)
    The prostate gland is different than most of the other organs because it grows in size during several stages of a man’s life. Doctors refer to this condition as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or benign prostatic hypertrophy.

    This non-cancerous enlargement is part of the normal maturation process in all males. It first occurs during puberty (when it nearly doubles in size) and again around the age of 25.

    The prostate will continue to grow through the remainder of life, usually causing significant complications beginning at the age of 40. In fact, some 90% of all men in their sixties and seventies complain of prostate issues. BPH is often a condition of concern for most men, as its symptoms can often mimic those found in prostate cancer. However, BPH does not indicate prostate cancer.

    Why Does the Prostate Grow?
    There are various theories as to why the prostate glands growth goes through these phases.
    The two theories are based on changes in hormonal levels.

    You can improve your long-term prostate health by:

    Reversing Damage
    Years of stressful living can cause damage to your body.
    To help reverse this, Ayurstate releases hundreds of phytonutrients that act at the molecular level to repair damaged tissue, rejuvenate your prostate gland, tone smooth muscles in your urinogenital system, and reduce inflammation of the urethra and prostate gland.

    Increasing Zinc Intake
    15 mg of zinc are needed daily for healthy prostate function.
    Pumpkin seed in the shell, beans, and nuts are all great sources of zinc.

    Eating Healthy
    Eat lots of fruits and vegetables to get the necessary antioxidants in your diet.
    Avoid saturated fats, sugars and processed foods.
    High-fat foods like meats and dairy products can elevate testosterone level which stimulates prostate cell growth and enlargement.

    Ayurstate contains the 8 most potent prostate rejuvenating herbal concentrates available in Ayurvedic Science and backed by clinical studies. If your prostate has been diagnosed as enlarged, Ayurstate can help.


     

    2 responses to “Facts about Enlarged Prostate”

    1. lorenzo m.balubayan

      sir/mam
      i have read all your written article about bph,right now im taking cardura,my question is,can i take ayurstate herbal medicine at the same time with cardura? im taking cardura almost two years now.

    2. Rajeev Sanghvi

      Hi there. Ask your doctor about it, because it will depend on your own personal health. Ayurstate is all natural and doesn’t cause any side effects in most people, but it is best to speak to your doctor first if you are taking other medications at the same time.

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