Enlarged Prostate

Common Causes Of An Enlarged Prostate 

There are many reasons that can cause an enlarged prostate, and here are some of the most common:

1) Genitourinary infections, like prostatitis, seminal vesiculitis, urethritis, cystitis, verumontanitis can make the prostate tissue continuously congested,and result in prostate enlargement.

2) Excessive sexual activity and masturbation can cause the prostate tissue to congest repeatedly, with eventual prostate enlargement.

3) Chronic, long-term drinking and eating an excess of rich and spicy food will irritate the prostate, make it congested, and cause prostate enlargement.

4) Lack of exercise can lead to artery hardening and poor prostate blood circulation and can also result in prostate enlargement.

5) Long-term tension and pressure, and vegetative nerve dysfunction can also cause a microcirculation problem in the prostate, and result in prostate enlargement.

6) Retaining urine for too long makes urine highly concentrated with decreased frequency, leading to an ingress of toxins in the body, and urine reflux into the prostate during urination. Any pathogenic/toxic elements in the urine will affect the prostate and make it enlarged.

7) Lifestyle. Obesity is closely related to the volume of prostate. The fatter you are, the bigger the prostate volume is. The increased intake of total energy and proteins; fat, milk and milk products, red meat, also grain, poultry, starchy foods can potentially raise the risk of having an enlarged prostate and prostate cancer. Vegetables, fruit, polyunsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid and vitamin D can potentially reduce the risk of having an enlarged prostate and developing prostate cancer .

8) Age-related enlarged prostates mostly result from a declining body function, imbalanced hormone levels from decreased production, decreased testicular and prostate secretion production, atrophying, degenerative changes of the gland and connective tissue hyperplasia in the prostate, all, can enlarge the prostate. An enlarged prostate presses on the urethra and the vas deferens thereby causing urination and ejaculation dysfunction. As the sexual hormones decrease further, functions of other areas of the body also gradually decline.

2015-10-06 Admin