A Naturopathic Understanding of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH BPH is a highly prevalent imbalance in aged men, characterized by dysregulation of cell growth of the prostate epithelium and stroma.  The prevalence increases from 8% to 50% once a man reaches 50 years of age. Symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, straining, and incomplete voiding of urine.  BPH can lead to prostate cancer in some men, and so it is important to take preventative measures, and make changes to reverse or minimize the risk factors.   Metabolism, or breakdown of testosterone Testosterone is metabolized to DHT via an enzyme called 5-alpha reductase, and [...]