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BPH A Fire in the Prostate

BPH – Calming that Fire in the Prostate

BPH – Benign prostatic hyperplasia — enlargement  of the prostate gland — is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine out of the bladder. It can also potentially cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems. It can also be very uncomfortable, continually. 

BPH and inflammationDon’t let the word benign fool you. If a man is concerned he has BPH, he must see a physician to have it properly diagnosed. Yes it is more common than uncommon. Over 50% of men over 50, 70% at age 60 and 90% of men over 70 have BPH. However, it needs to be properly diagnosed, eliminating more serious condition. 

There are now a number of studies, that link BPH with chronic inflammation. Most of our chronic illnesses have inflammation at the root – including diabetes, heart disease, cancers, depression arthritis……..a very long list.  And yes, research is showing that people who succumb to covid-19, are doing so because of the intense inflammatory response when the virus invades. Prostatic inflammation and prostate enlargement seem to go together. 

A Chronic inflammatory microenvironment is considered to have a contribution in the development of prostate cancer.

Aging and family history are two of the risk factors for BPH. Interesting, so are heart disease, diabetes and obesity – all also inflammatory conditions. 

Controlling BPH is very important – not just for comfort. Possible complication can include urine retention, bladder stones, Urinary tract infections. bladder and kidney damage. Yes, there are medications to help control BPH, but as always – let’s look at possible ways we can minimize the BPH, looking at the body as a whole.

Let’s look at some conclusions from a few studies:

2009: “Prostate enlargement due to chronic inflammatory process may progressively conduce to BPH progression. Therefore, some drugs with anti-inflammatory effects could be used in the management of BPH.”

2017 Zagreb Croatia: “Inflammatory cells are quite common in BPH and are seen in prostatic tissue harboring cancer. Recent evidence support theories that chronic inflammation and immune response might be common drivers for both diseases, at least in some cases.”

2013 Milan, Italy: Chronic inflammation could be a predictor of poor response to BPH medical treatment. Thus, the ability to identify patients with chronic inflammation would be crucial to prevent BPH progression and develop target therapies…”. This study finds inflammation is not just part of the cause of BPH, but also interferes with medical treatment. 

Urotoday 2017: “men with chronic prostate inflammation in the baseline biopsy had greater LUTS  (lower urinary tract symptoms)  and prostate volume than men without prostate inflammation during the REDUCE trials. Chronic inflammation is associated with increased risks, and severity and the progression of BPH and LUTS outcomes.”

Take a look at the list of foods recommended for men with an enlarged prostate.

Berries, avocado, tomato, broccoli, green tea….foods with a higher antioxidant component……

We know chronic inflammation rises in the body as we age, as our body’s natural mechanism of anti-inflammatory production decreases. Therefore, once again – we see that lowering the body’s overall inflammatory status is a must in disease prevention – and BPH is no exception. 

 

Chronic inflammation is at the root of all disease, and BPH is no exception, causing our cells to abandon those maintenance and repair procedures…….Inflammation and ROS (Reactive Oxygen species) oxidative stress, break down the proper functioning of the cell, and we age. If we lower our levels of chronic inflammation…….think we can live a better, healthier life….and a much more comfortable one!

We will lower your oxidative stress by 40% in the first month. We have hundreds of studies confirming this, accolades from major medical institutions as the greatest therapeutic medical discovery. Oxidative stress causes chronic inflammation – let’s give your cells the loving they need, calm the flames of inflammation.

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Shira Litwack, BSc, Corporate Wellness Specialist, Chronic Care recovery, medical exercise, holistic nutrition, addiction recovery

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Shira has been in chronic care management and prevention for 30 years, researcher,  specializing in lifestyle habits including holistic nutrition, medical fitness and oxidative stress reduction. She has created and provided oxidative stress assessments, to help clients identify potential health risks. Lowering chronic inflammation for disease prevention and management is the focal point of BICH.

She partners with companies that  provide immediate, affordable, accessible, reliable solutions for populations: Affordable, accessible healthcare, chronic care management, home testing…..Remote Patient Monitoring, Virtual Health, EMR

She is frequently called upon by the media, has her own podcast bringing current research to the public.

 

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Prostate Cancer 20/20 – Andrew Siegel

Prostate Cancer with Dr. Andrew Siegel

prostate cancer 20/20 on Best In Corporate HealthProstate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer.

An estimated 164,690 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer

 

PROSTATE CANCER 20/20: A Practical Guide to Understanding Management Options for Patients and Their Families

 

proste cancer on Best In Corporate HealthDr. Siegel is board-certified in both urology and female pelvic medicine/reconstructive surgery and serves as Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in the New York Metro area and a New Jersey Top Doctor.

And my #1 reason – for my love of this man….

Dr. Siegel is passionate about wellness advocacy and educating the community about healthy lifestyle and preventive measures.  

 

Listen to Dr. Siegel on his newest book:   PROSTATE CANCER 20/20: A Practical Guide to Understanding Management Options for Patients and Their Families

Dr. Siegel’s previous Books:

  • THE KEGEL FIX: Recharging Female Pelvic, Sexual, and Urinary Health
  • MALE PELVIC FITNESS: Optimizing Sexual and Urinary Health
  • PROMISCUOUS EATING: Understanding and Ending Our Self-Destructive Relationship with Food
  • FINDING YOUR OWN FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Health, Wellness, Fitness and Longevity

We discuss with Dr. Siegel:

  • Function of the prostate gland
  • Enlarged prostate ( benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH))  is not prostate cancer
  • lifestyle for a healthy prostate
  • parallels between breast cancer and prostate cancer  BRCA gene
  • PSA test – Prostate Specific Antigen   a MUST , please do not be misguided by your
    digital rectal exam for prostate cancer detection
    Digital rectal exam

    family doctor

  • digital rectal exam
  • The “trifecta” of   treatment……
  • Dealing with the side effects of prostate cancer treatment, better than ever!
  • assessing risk/active treatment
  • erectile dysfunction/ejaculation
  • penile prostheses ..“Believe it!  Like a total knee replacement for disabling arthritis, it converts sexual cripples into sexual confidents

 

Trailer video Prostate Cancer 20/20 with Dr. Andrew Siegel   

 

 

Shira Litwack, Corporate Program Designer
Shira Litwack, BSc, Corporate Wellness specialist, Medical fitness, chronic care recovery

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