Testosterone and Prostate Cancer
Everyone should know that when testosterone is metabolized, it produces DHT as one of the by-products, which is what allows your muscles and erections to grow. That is a good thing! However, DHT that doesn't get burned up during sex or working out is also what is at the root of your prostate problems to begin with.
The fact of the matter is that DHT is always being produced, and a lot of us simply cannot burn it off fast enough--no matter how much we work out in the gym or how much sex we have.
In the case of prostate problems, one camp blames a lack of testosterone while the other camp blames too much of it. I have even heard of a doctor suggesting castration as a means of preventing the spread of prostate cancer because he believed it was the only way to prevent testosterone from acting as fuel for the cancer.
Talk about a case of throwing away both the baby and the bathwater!
I'm sure that we've all heard at some point or another the notion that more sex is the solution to prostate problems, citing as evidence the high incidence of prostate cancer in celibate priests. Let's think about this for a moment: If more sex was really the solution, how come a certain rock-star died from prostate cancer? Also, if prostate cancer is the number one cancer killer of males, were all these murdered males celibate? Not likely...
While plain common sense would indicate that utter sexual abstinence may be harmful over the course of a lifetime, prostate cancer remains the number one cancer-killer of males DESPITE the fact that very few males are either rock stars or priests!
So, prostate cancer has little to do with sexual activity or the testosterone that fuels it. Rather, it is an issue of how we handle the excessive DHT in our bodies. With today's meat and hormone-filled diets it should be no wonder that our current report card is so poor.
This is why pro-hormone supplementation is replete with warnings that people with prostate problems should not be taking their products. (Bodybuilders love excess DHT which they can direct into their muscle tissue.)
hyperplasia, often referred to as simply BPH, is an enlargement of the
prostate gland that usually occurs in men who are over the age of 50. This enlargement in the prostate gland can cause a gradual
squeezing of the urethra, which makes urinating difficult and painful. Many
men who experience this prostate problem do not have any symptoms at all and
it may not be detected until an annual rectal exam. Men with this prostate
problem who do experience symptoms are likely to notice difficulty in starting
urination, frequent urination as well as an increased frequency in awakening
at night to urinate.
About the Author:
Plato Rosinke is a practicing Taoist and herbalist since 1991 who specializes in male reproductive health. If you've got a prostate problem he's got a solution. Check out his website at http://www.prostatesecrets.com