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The Prostate Gland

 

The prostate gland is a walnut sized gland which surrounds the urethra (urinary canal) just in front of the bladder. Its primary purpose is to supply fluids for the sex act. If the fluids are incorrect it can affect fertility. If it is inflamed it may cause urinary difficulty, impotence, low back pain and even sciatica.


The three primary prostate afflictions are prostatitis (inflammation), hypertrophy (enlargement) and prostate cancer. Prostatitis or inflamed prostate is associated most often with infection, some easily detectable by classical means, some not. Usually there is something that has weakened the tissue in order for the infection to be there and not go away. Heavy metals and certain chemicals affecting the tissue is one possibility. Lack of proper nerve flow to the area is another of several possibilities. Burning and painful urination is a common symptom of prostatitis. Should the infection not be bacterial, not only can it be difficult to detect with classical tests, treatment is very limited as antibiotics rarely work. Natural herbs and concentrated food based supplement to enhance the immune system work very well however.


Prostate enlargement, sometimes called Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy or BPH is usually detected with a rectal exam. If the prostate becomes enlarged it may interfere with urine flow and cause frequent or difficult urination that is usually in smaller than normal volume. There are different theories underneath BPH. Some claim hormonal imbalance and enzyme disruption in the prostate. Some claim a type of virus or infection. Some feel it is genetic in origin. Some say the prostate enlarges because it has a shortage of certain minerals. It enlarges to gain a larger proportion of blood supply to make up for this lack just as the thyroid gland will enlarge and create a goiter if it is lacking iodine. My solution is to simply muscle test to see what shows up underneath the problem, whatever it is, and treat that.


Prostate cancer is the other common area of concern. What causes prostate cancer? What causes any cancer? Theories abound. In my opinion there are multiple factors all coming together wrong. It is easier to prevent than to detect and treat. The one positive note is that prostate cancer is usually slow growing. This is why American men have a 16% lifetime chance of receiving a diagnosis of prostate cancer but only a 3% chance of dying from it. Men lucky enough to reach old age are much more likely to die with prostate cancer than from it. The prostate specific antigen test is commonly used to screen for prostate cancer. Recent studies have challenged the effectiveness of this test. A thirteen year follow up of 76,685 men in a U.S. trial showed no benefit from PSA (prostate specific antigen) screening with regards to saving lives (Journal National Cancer Institute 2012 Jan 6). The Preventative Services Task Force, the federal panel empowered to evaluate cancer screening tests recommended against screening for men 75 or older. An article published in the New England Journal of Medicine (March 15, 2011) showed no difference in overall deaths between those screened and those not.


Dr. Richard J. Albin, the discoverer of the PSA test said, “I never dreamed that my discovery four decades ago would lead to such a profit- driven public health disaster. The medical community must confront reality and stop the inappropriate use of PSA screening. Doing so would save billions of dollars and rescue millions of men from unnecessary, debilitating treatments.” There are many alternative methods of cancer treatment that apparently have a better success rate than classical treatment. I do not personally treat prostate cancer. This is a situation where the person has to do his own research and make his own decision on treatment avenues to pursue.


Due to the function of the prostate gland and its role in procreation and in creating a future for the organism, it would not surprise me if prostate hormones are discovered in the future that are not currently known. A common symptom of men with prostate problems is irritability. Think “Grumpy Old Men.” They all have prostate problems. Whether this is hormonal or simply from the restimulation of prostate inflammation I do not know, but it is a common symptom.


Prostate gland problems are a prime area of concern for many men. The prostate requires calcium and magnesium, vitamins, zinc and other minerals in order to properly perform its duties. Interferences to proper prostate function must be discovered and removed. Nutritional shortages must be supplied. Properly remove the interferences and supply proper nutrients and the healing power of the body will do the rest. If you are suffering from urinary difficulties, sexual dysfunction or back pain possibly associated with the prostate call (260) 459-6160 for a Cause and Effect Muscle Testing examination. We might be able to help.

 

Dr. David Murdock
3214 Mallard Cove Ln.
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

 

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