Prostate Cancer Signs & Symptoms: A Complete Guide

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One of the primary pathologies of men is prostate problems. That’s why it’s important to spot prostate cancer signs at an early stage.

According to medical experts, these problems occur due to increased prostate glands, causing compression in the urinary meatus. Consequently, three key symptoms are known:

  • Bifurcation in the urine outlet
  • Decreased urinary flow force
  • Imminent need to urinate

The increasing number of growth cells will cause an increased risk of cancer cell development, then move from adenoma to carcinoma.

That is why it’s important to have strict annual control of the prostate in mature men, usually between 45-50.

The scheme – summary of the above would be as follows:

  • Prostatitis or prostate inflammation
  • Infectious bacterial – Antibiotic treatment
  • Traumatic, by continuous vibration or pressure in the area (cyclists, truck drivers …) – Anti-inflammatory treatment
  • Adenoma or growth of benign cells – Analytical control of PSA and correct prevention
  • Carcinoma or development of malignant cells – Specific cancer treatment

But what causes prostate problems and enlargement?

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The first point to keep in mind is that with age, the levels of free testosterone in men decrease progressively.

Simultaneously. the testosterone inside the prostate increases due to high prolactin levels preventing it from leaving the bloodstream.

Hence the importance lies in achieving a decrease in the concentration of prolactin. This can be achieved with a correct supply of zinc, vitamin B6, and different phytotherapy plants that we will discuss next.

To understand the second point, we have to know the operation of the male reproductive system briefly.

First, androgens are produced in the testes and adrenal glands, and the ovaries in women’s cases. 

These androgens are responsible for the appearance of secondary sexual characteristics of puberty and the nutrition of different tissues such as muscle, bones, and nervous system.

Its decrease in men causes a series of obvious symptoms that never imply a loss of fertility. 

Testosterone

These are thyroid hormones, like estrogen or cortisol, which are metabolized by the liver in phase 2. For this reason, high doses harm liver function.

Prostate within the testicles, androgens are manufactured by the so-called Leyding cells upon receiving luteinizing hormone or LH stimulation, then generating testosterone.

This testosterone is transported by blood bound to the albumin protein and reached the most peripheral tissue.

It then leaves its transporter and remains free, transforming it into Dihydrotestosterone or DHT by taking the enzyme 5 alpha-reductase. DHT is the active form of testosterone.

According to this description, we can understand how the form of free testosterone is being elevated above the optimal limits; producing a higher concentration of DHT.

It sends a message to the prostate cells’ nucleus, causing duplication of messenger RNA and increased prostate volume.

All this leads to the formation of an inflammatory halo throughout the area. Therefore, while decreasing prolactin levels, we must also focus on the enzymatic inhibition of 5 alpha-reductase through different natural aids.

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On a side note, consider the Tribulus Terrestris plant. It’s widely used both in bodybuilding and in sexual impotence problems due to its anabolic effect and its high concentration in testosterone, which bases its action on the conversion of testosterone to DHT.

Therefore, it should be administered with caution in benign adenoma cases and maximize its control in patients with prostate cancer.

This plant is also being used to improve female libido because it increases the proportion of testosterone.

In women, the precaution would be to include proper supervision of the hormones that regulate the follicular cycle, increasing LH.

Natural remedies for prostate enlargement are found useful both in the prevention and improvement of symptoms:

Enzymatic inhibition:

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Sabal serrulata or Saw palmetto

There’s a good reason why this plant is the primary ingredient in the Vitalflow Formula. It’s one of the most studied plants in prostatic pathology due to its high concentration in beta systems. Saw palmetto; it’s also known as ‘American dwarf palm tree.’

It has great benefits both in the edema slope, as in inflammation, hyperplasia, the enzymatic inhibition of 5 alpha-reductase, the decrease in prolactin levels, and the total decrease in the androgenic rate. It is used even in traditional allopathic medicine.

Pygeum africanum or plum from Africa: It is considered one of the most effective remedies in reversing painful symptoms because it inhibits the enzyme 5 lipoxygenase, acting as a mild analgesic and mild anti-inflammatory.

Epilobium

It’s usually associated with other plants as a potentiator of the phytotherapeutic complex since it inhibits the synthesis of prostaglandins, the main substances responsible for the inflammatory cascade.

Decrease in prolactin levels:

Cucurbita pepo seeds

Pumpkin seeds, due to their high contribution in zinc sulfate and cucurbitine, decrease prolactin in men.

A simple option would be to eat about 35 grams of raw seeds a day or dress the salads with a couple of tablespoons of raw cold-pressed pumpkin oil.

Vitex agnus-castus or chaste berry: Its active ingredient, casticin, is in charge in this case of achieving a decrease in prolactin levels.

It also inhibits the luteinizing hormone LH while stimulating the FSH follicle. Among many other functions of both the male and female reproductive system.

Vitamin B6: In addition to lowering prolactin levels, it also helps with the correct management of stress states, one of the risk factors in the deterioration of the prostate and its consequent overgrowth.

B6 would be the most specific in terms of prostate pathologies. To avoid deregulation of the rest of the B vitamin group, you should include a complete B complex intake.

Taking an average of two tablespoons of brewer’s yeast or wheat germ would already cover the entire B complex’s daily dose, except B12.

Anti-inflammatory with prostate target

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Urtica Dioica or Nettle

This plant’s root has anti-inflammatory properties that support the prostate due to its contribution to potassium salts.

On the other hand, it greatly improves voiding symptoms and is a potent, complete diuretic as it eliminates both urea, uric acid, and salts.

Besides, it does not drag minerals, but, on the contrary, remineralizes our entire joint system, being very useful in other pathologies such as low back pain or the field of arthritis.

Uncaria Tomentosa or cat’s claw

This plant is not only a good immunostimulant but also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Therefore, used at high doses in prostate enlargement decreases the pathological growth of the organ. In situations of malignant adenoma, it can also help strengthen the fight against cancer cells.

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Echinacea Angustifolia or Echinacea purpurea: Both the root and the whole plant of the two varieties of echinacea have a high dose of polysaccharides responsible for their anti-inflammatory and anti-edematous properties.

A recent double-blind study showed an increase in its effectiveness if combined with Pygeum africanum and sabal serrulata.

Cypress: The hemorrhoidal plexus irrigates at the same time the prostate and testicular tissue.

For this reason, the flavonoids and the proanthocyanidins (PAC) of the cypress glands, which are venotonic with great tropism towards this plexus, indirectly help us in the correct blood supply of the pancreatic cells and faster resolution of venous edema.

Other top prostate supplements:

Flower pollen

Of all types of pollen, the one that has shown the best results in prostatitis is rye. A general measure would be 3 daily doses of 500 mg in the form of pure extract.

Vitamin E

It is known as “fertility vitamin,” so it is recommended to increase your intake, especially with mature age—excellent help for prostate problems.

The correct form is its presentation in a mixture of tocopherols (alpha, beta, and gamma). This will keep the three types of vitamin E necessary for proper hormonal functioning in balance.

Zinc

It’s the basic trace element for our reproductive metabolism, both female and male. If we have it at low levels or not compensated with the rest of the trace elements, it could cause hormonal imbalance.

Furthermore, the correct form of intake would be a daily dose of fasting oligotherapy each morning based on zinc-copper. Thus we would regulate the hypogastric-gonadal axis from the Central Nervous System (CNS).

Selenium

Makes another great trace element regarding antioxidant, prostate enlargement, or preventive cancer therapies.

Therefore, it would be a correct ally since benign adenoma is a pathology to be prevented from the point of view of the development of possible malignant cells.

Amino acids

Specifically, Alinin, Glycine, and Glutamic Acid are the three amino acids with the best studies supported in the adenoma treatment and reversal of the inflammatory process.

With a minimum dose of the three, you would already notice a powerful synergy over the other phytotherapeutic supplements.

Cassia Occidentalis or Brusca coffee

cassia flower

It is part of the group of the latest studies carried out concerning the prostate. It is a plant that bears some resemblance to coffee, hence its most popular name.

This root is diuretic, and the seeds contain an active principle, a fatty acid with antimicrobial properties.

What’s interesting, though, is its richness in phytosterols that help the specific inflammation of the prostate, in addition to being cancer preventative.

Yellow or black soybeans

Great concentration in isoflavones of this legume is what constitutes, in this case, its great benefit, thus constituting optimal support of the entire male and female reproductive status.

Japanese green tea

Tea polyphenols also help in the prevention of tumors and are also one of the most potent antioxidants.

On the other hand, its concentration in the amino acid L-Theanine helps us correct situations of anxiety or nervousness.

Pomegranate

Concentrated extracts of pomegranate inhibit the enzyme aromatase, responsible number one in estrogens’ production by your reproductive organs.

Therefore, decreasing hormone levels reduce the possibility of developing different types of gonadal cancers.

We can conclude by saying that once we get to a certain age, prevention is the basic pre-treatment of many subsequent pathologies. Learning how to spot prostate cancer signs early on is crucial.

The body is a living being, and as such, it has a process of origin-development-wear. But in reality, it is a natural organic process that we have to know and understand.

That is when we understand that our health always needs to go hand in hand with prevention and change.

From the age of 50, this change becomes more abrupt, and that is when our health needs a greater arsenal of remedies to have enough weapons and stay healthy for much longer.

Natural remedies can supply us with a good assortment of all these preventive weapons to assist with prostate problems, as described in this article.

But again, it’s imperative to consult with your doctor first if you suspect any prostate cancer signs.

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Prostate Cancer Signs & Symptoms: A Complete Guide
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Joel & The Wellness Team

Hey! Joel here; A graduate of Herbalism & Naturopathic Medicine School. My team and I are passionate about finding ways to improve our lives on a daily basis and truly believe in natural alternatives of doing so before seeking traditional medications. However, always consult with your Doctor/Physician first before taking any actions regarding your health. Stay Safe and Healthy!

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