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and Prostate Infections (Prostatitis)

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Herbal Treatments for BPH Apparently Not Contaminated With Prescription Drugs

Analysis of 15 different plant-derived non-prescription complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) intended to alleviate the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) showed that none of the samples was contaminated with standard pharmaceuticals.

Natural Progesterone and BPH
by James Occhiogrosso, N.D.  Oct. 2, 2008

In the past, effects of so-called female hormones like estrogen and progesterone were thought to have little male functionality. However, research shows that these predominantly female hormones bind to receptors on the prostate, initiating actions within the prostate to modulate its growth and function.

Herbal Solutions for Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPH) by James Occhiogrosso, N.D.  Oct. 2, 2008

Benign Prostate Enlargement or BPH is a nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate gland beyond its normal size. It is quite common in men over fifty. According to many experts, the incidence of BPH roughly parallels menís age groups. In other words, approximately fifty percent of men suffer from it in their fifties, and this percentage increases to about eighty percent of men in their eighties.

Prostatitis - one of the most common urologic diseases in the U.S.
Men's Health News - Published: Monday, 21-Jan-2008

Prostatitis is an infection or inflammation of the prostate gland that causes intense pain, urinary complications, sexual dysfunction, infertility, and a significant reduction in the quality of life.  Estimates on the number of males in the United States who will experience prostatitis during their lifetimes range up to 50 percent. Many urologic disease experts feel that from 5 to 10 percent of males are experiencing prostatitis at a particular time, making it one of the most common urologic diseases in the U.S.

Pain meds may worsen symptoms of enlarged prostate
Reuters Health, Sept 21, 2007

Common painkillers like ibuprofen and naproxen may act as a double-edged sword when it comes to men's prostate function, according to a report in the Harvard Men's Health Watch.

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