Hormone balance in men is just as important for a healthy, happy life as it is for women….
Just like women go through menopause, men have a similar hormonal shift during middle age. Around the age of 40, testosterone levels begin to drop about 1% per year. As well dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) declines. Think of this as one of the “youth” hormones. This is a very real phenomenon affecting millions of men even though it is not yet recognized by the World Health Organization. The medical profession and public’s awareness of Andropause is not being recolonized, yet it is a very real issue.
Symptoms can be but not limited to:
How can Traditional Chinese Medicine help with prostate health?
Acupuncture and Oriental medicine have been used to keep healthy prostate gland working optimally, by circulation of Qi and Blood to the pelvis it enhances the blood flow. Like women men need to have adequate circulation to the pelvis, erections work with blood flow! Viagra has nothing on chinese medicine. As well in TCM we often see poor digestion as one of the contributing factors to enlarged prostate. When digestion is not optimal food sits around and creates a watery fluid, (edema at time is caused by poor digestion Spleen function. After a while our body heat “cooks” this water stagnated fluid and becomes a mucous like substance. Because of gravity, the damp stagnation will drain down into the pelvis and cause inflammation and enlarged prostate.
The prostate gland has gained a lot of attention in the past few decades. More and more men are struggling with one form of prostate irregularity. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also known as enlarge prostate gland. Your chance for BPH increases with age.
- FREQUENT URINATION DAY AND NIGHT
- PAINFUL/DIFFICULT URINATION
- URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS
- URINARY STREAM THAT IS WEAK AND STARTS AND STOPS
This is an inflammation or and infection of the prostate, It occurs more often in youth and middle aged men. This can greatly affect fertility as well as quality of life.
This is the most common cancer in men, about on man is six will develop prostate cancer.
Typically it is slow growing and initially remains confined to the prostate gland. By using preventative measures we hope to prevent this serious disease.
In fact studies have been conducted looking at Male Infertility and what they have discovered is that it is a “flag” for serious prostate diseases like cancer.
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Dr Paul Turek specializes in Men’s General Health as well as Male Infertility and