Testosterone, low testosterone and prostate symptoms usually mean there will be low testosterone and excessive urination symptoms...
Low testosterone and prostate symptoms affect nearly half of all males in the United States over the age of 50. And low testosterone and excessive urination symptoms should be understood by every man as he ages.
The most common and noticeable first sign of this health issue is related to prostate enlargement. The prostate is a walnut size gland located near the bladder. The prostate is a common area of non-cancerous tissue growth or enlargement called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.
The urethra that carries urine from the bladder and semen from the seminal vesicle out through the penis is surrounded by the prostate for about an inch near the bladder. If the prostate has tissue growth and swells, it compresses the urethra which restricts urine flow.
At first, a man may not even notice his low testosterone and excessive urination symptoms. He may just take a bit longer to begin urinating and he may have to go just a bit more frequently.
With time, he may begin to notice that it takes more and more effort to urinate and he can tell that his urine stream is noticeably weaker. He may notice that he now has low testosterone and night urination symptoms, meaning numerous trips to the bathroom.
By the time he can definitely tell he has low testosterone and prostate symptoms, his prostate enlargement is well advanced. If his bladder will not empty completely, that is a condition that is called urinary retention. Of course, that will mean more times he has to go to the bathroom.
If he has a difficult time getting his urine stream started, that is called hesitancy. Sometimes hesitancy may happen with anxiety, but when it is occurring on a regular basis, it likely becomes a symptom of low testosterone and prostate symptoms and prostate enlargement (BPH).
Another of the low testosterone and excessive urination symptoms is called dribbling, which is very weak, interrupted urine streams.
If BPH keeps getting worse, the man may completely lose his ability to urinate, which becomes a serious condition requiring a trip to the emergency room for help.
Do doctors agree that low testosterone and prostate symptoms are related?
Unfortunately, the medical community does not always agree on the relation of low testosterone and prostate symptoms. And there are sufficient clinical studies to support both sides in their views.
Many physicians in the USA believe that testosterone is NOT good for BPH or prostate enlargement.
And many European doctors and a growing number of U.S. doctors are now of the view that low testosterone and prostate symptoms are definitely related, in other words, healthy testosterone levels are necessary for prostate health in the aging male.
Naturopathic doctors treating men suffering from symptoms of andropause (male menopause) may have recommendations for preventing or treating BPH. Natural treatments should be considered as an alternative to prescription drugs with their side effects for those who wish to alleviate symptoms of BPH.
Natural alternatives for low testosterone and prostate symptoms include saw palmetto, zinc and natural progesterone supplementation.
Saw palmetto and the active ingredient in it - beta sistosterol - have been shown to have very few side effects. And since it does not interfere with PSA levels, saw palmetto will not hide cancer symptoms during PSA tests.
Saw palmetto also helps to prevent the onset of BPH. Healthy men near or already in male menopause should consider saw palmetto supplementation as part of their overall anti-aging and prostate health program.
Studies have shown that men with the highest level of testosterone have the least prostate enlargement. Some doctors are of the opinion that low testosterone and prostate symptoms together with increasing levels of estrogen in the man's body are the more likely reason for prostate enlargement and prostate cancer in men.
According to Dr. John R. Lee, natural progesterone cream can help to reduce the prostate size. Natural progesterone has successfully been used in traditional and natural medicine to cure BPH.
In his book on
Natural Menopause Health,
Dr. Lee has advocated the use of supplementary natural progesterone cream as part of the man's overall health regimen to protect the prostate gland.
Using natural progesterone supplementation is especially important in the presence of high estrogen levels in males since progesterone is an antagonist to estrogen.
In addition to the above natural supplements, there are physicians who recommend zinc supplementation of 50 to 100 mg a day.
What is a man to do for treating low testosterone and prostate symptoms?
Surviving Male Menopause: A Guide for Women and Men
by Jed Diamond.
This resource for men AND women who have men takes a look at today's medical information on andropause as well as the emotional side of this life passage.
The impact of andropause symptoms and low testosterone on ones relationships is unmistakable. The author carefully explains to both women and men how they can work through this stage of life being happy, healthy and fulfilled, conquering andropause symptoms and low testosterone.
There are recommendations made by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright, author of
Maximize Your Vitality & Potency for Men Over 40.
Dr. Wright explains how a man should proceed with deciding whether or not to use testosterone replacement therapy. Since there's not yet scientific certainty based on clinical studies, it comes down to being an issue of clinical judgment made by your doctor and you.
Are you experiencing low testosterone and prostate symptoms and low testosterone and excessive urination symptoms? That means more frequent trips to the bathroom, weaker urinary stream, hesitancy and dribbling?
If so, definitely have the digital prostate exam done by your doctor - no one enjoys this exam, but it's very necessary! And have your PSA level checked regularly.
Dr. Wright strongly recommends using NATURAL testosterone replacement therapy, NOT the synthetic versions with their side effects for treating low testosterone and prostate symptoms.
According to Dr. Wright, the only time a man would not want to have low testosterone replacement therapy is when prostate cancer is present. Otherwise, he has successfully treated hundreds of men that have been pleased with the results.
And Dr. Wright quotes Dr. Georges Debled who has treated over 2,000 men over a 20 year period with natural testosterone replacement therapy and NONE of them have developed prostate cancer.
Obtain Dr. Wright's informative book and understand for yourself how you too can safely and effectively treat low testosterone and prostate symptoms.
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