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Tags: prostate | cancer | hormones | testosterone

Balance Hormones for Prostate Health

David Brownstein, M.D. By Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:47 PM EST Current | Bio | Archive

Like all glands in the body, the prostate secretes fluid. In this case, it is seminal fluid, which enables spermatozoa to have a chance of fertilizing an egg, or ovum.

Also like other glands, the prostate is very sensitive to hormonal status. For instance, low testosterone affects the prostate.

Unfortunately, conventional medicine gives testosterone a bad rap when prostate issues are discussed. But there’s no science to back up claims that testosterone is bad for the prostate gland.

After all, if that were the case, then young men — who have the highest testosterone levels — would be the ones suffering prostate issues, including cancer.

On the contrary, it is old men who suffer from prostate cancer.

I have been checking patients’ hormone levels for more than 20 years, and my research has clearly shown that men with low testosterone levels suffer from a wide range of health issues, including fatigue, low libido, irritability, and prostate problems.

If testosterone were the cause of prostate problems, you would expect prostate diseases to be epidemic among young males. That is clearly not the case.

I can assure you that the men with the lowest testosterone levels have much more prostate illness than men with higher testosterone levels.

This does not prove that low testosterone causes prostate problems, but it does give credence to the argument.

Recent research has also dispelled the myth that testosterone therapy causes prostate cancer.

In fact, it is imbalance between testosterone and estrogen that sets the stage for prostate problems.

When men are young, they produce copious amounts of testosterone. But as they age, the enzyme aromatase — which turns testosterone into estrogen — becomes more active. This imbalance between too much estrogen and too little testosterone is what causes or worsens prostate problems.

Of course, men need estrogen too. They just need to keep it balanced with adequate testosterone levels.

How can you fix this imbalance?

You should avoid eating animal food products tainted with synthetic hormones that have estrogenic activity. Instead, eat organic animal products that come from animals not treated with hormones.

Balancing testosterone can be very gratifying for men who are suffering with fatigue, low libido, irritability, poor brain function, and prostate problems.

The first patient I treated for low testosterone was my father. Some 20 years later, I can assure you that men age more gracefully and feel much better if they have adequate testosterone.

But it’s not just testosterone therapy that helps with prostate function. Other natural hormones such as DHEA, pregnenolone, and particularly progesterone can also help improve prostate function.

A health care practitioner skilled in the use of bioidentical natural hormones can tell you what you need to know.

More information about bioidentical hormone therapies can be found in my book, The Miracle of
Natural Hormones.

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Also like other glands, the prostate is very sensitive to hormonal status. For instance, low testosterone affects the prostate.
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Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:47 PM
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