Prostate Enlargement

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), as it is called in medicine, is popularly known as benign prostatic enlargement. According to the studies, it has been reported that 25% of men over the age of 50 and 90% of men over the age of 80 can have benign prostatic enlargement.

Aim in the RTM system is not only to take actions that will directly eliminate the symptoms that are the reflection of this disease but also aimed to determine the causes of benign prostate enlargement specific to the individual and to determine the source of the disease. In the treatment, the aim is to make away with the source of the disease and to restore the cellular functions and architecture in the problem area to normal.

Let’s glance shortly at prostate enlargement…

What is the Function of the Prostate?

The prostate is a gland located just below the bladder. The urinary canal passes through the prostate, whose main function is to secrete some of the fluid that makes up the semen. If the prostate enlarges, it can compress the urethra (urinary tract) passing through it, making the urine flow difficult or even stopping it completely.

What are prostate diseases?

Inflammation of the prostate (Prostatitis)

Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Although this disease, which can be seen in adult men of all ages, is sometimes seen to be caused by a bacterial infection, most of the time there is no microbial condition and its source cannot be determined. Due to the inflammation that develops during prostatitis, the prostate gland swells and causes pain.

Benign prostatic enlargement (BPH=Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)

Benign enlargement of the prostate gland is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia in medical language. In men over the age of 45, the urinary tract may be suppressed and the urine flow may slow down due to the proliferation of cells in the middle part of the prostate gland and the enlargement of the tissues.

Prostate cancer

There are different treatment methods for cancer that develops in the prostate gland, depending on its stage and degree. Positive results can be obtained in the treatment of prostate cancer, which is known to have a slow course and variable behavior compared to some other cancer types, especially if it is diagnosed early.

What is Prostate Enlargement?

It is an increase in prostate volume, which is common in older men starting over the age of 45, and occurs for various reasons.

What Causes Prostate Enlargement?

The reasons for the development of BPH are still unknown today. Therefore, it has not been determined exactly what the risk factors are. The most important known fact is that benign prostate enlargement is seen in older men and is not seen in men whose testicles were removed before puberty for some reason. Based on this, experts think that factors related to age and testicular function play a role in the formation of BPH.

While testosterone (male hormone) is produced from the testicles of men throughout life, there is also a small amount of estrogen (female hormone) in their bodies. With the decrease in the level of active testosterone hormone in the blood in advanced ages, the estrogen ratio increases. Studies conducted on animals show that estrogen, which begins to appear more effectively in the prostate with aging, can trigger some basic cell developments in the formation of BPH.

Some researchers have stated that although the level of testosterone in the blood decreases with advancing age, DHT levels in the prostate gland increase and accumulate. It is thought that the increase in the amount of the hormone Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), the active form of the testosterone hormone, triggers the development of prostate cells. The fact that men who do not produce DHT for some reason do not develop BPH has also been the factor supporting this theory.

According to the another theory, it is stated that chemical and genetic changes that occur during early development lead to the development of BPH in the future. In addition, it is thought that prostate enlargement is triggered by aging and other factors such as hormones.

What are the Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement?

Depending on the level of enlargement in the prostate, complaints also vary. It usually starts at the age of 50 and increases with age. The symptoms are the result of suppression of the bladder and urethra by the prostate.

  • Weakening in urine flow
  • Delayed urine output
  • The need to urinate frequently
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Delayed emptying of the bladder
  • A feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Dripping after urination
  • Frequent urinary tract infection
  • Stone formation in the bladder

How is the Diagnosis of Prostate Enlargement?

First of all, the patient’s history is listened and a physical examination is performed. The size and structure of the prostate gland are examined.

Because signs of prostate or urinary tract infection may resemble an enlarged prostate, a urine sample is taken for infection and other investigations.

A blood test can be done to look at the PSA (Prostate specific antigen) value to rule out the possibility of prostate cancer. Although an increase in PSA value can be seen in prostate cancer, this value may also increase for many other reasons, including benign prostate enlargement. Therefore, it is decided whether or not the test will be performed by evaluating its advantages and disadvantages.

In order to diagnose BPH, the amount of urine excreted per second is checked by measuring the urine flow rate.

With ultrasound imaging, it can be seen how much the prostate has increased in volume. In addition, ultrasound is used to determine residual urine, that is, to understand how much urine is still left in the bladder after urinating.

Approach to prostate enlargement in the RTM System

An outlook on the Cause of prostate enlargement in the RTM System

Our body is in a constant balance against internal and external factors. With this balance, life continues by developing. Diseases occur when a disruption or problem occurs in the balance process. We can see diseases as a new balance or new adjustments created in the body for the continuation of life against internal and external negative conditions.

In the RTM System, there is a source model called the Disease Triad, which causes new adjustments in the body to come into play. This triple structure, which includes contamination in the body, system disorders and code changes in DNA (Epigenetics), works as follows in benign prostate enlargement.

CONTAMINATION: The urinary system is the throwing point of many toxins that are excreted from our body. The increase in toxic load in this system and the deterioration of the microcirculation at the cellular level disrupt the processes in different parts of the system. In prostate hyperplasia, the increase in the toxic load in the prostate and the increase in the viscosity of the blood in this region cause deterioration in the cellular cycle and tissue architecture of this organ over time, and the prostate cells will reveal a new cellular structure in order to survive.

DETERIORATION IN SYSTEMS: The prostate is a part of the genitourinary system. Imbalances in detox, circulation and hormonal processes in both the urinary system and the genital system will cause changes in the cell structure of the prostate gland. However, with age, the decrease in testosterone hormone in men and estrogen dominance affect the prostate gland size.

INFORMATION EXCHANGE IN DNA: Causes such as contamination in the body or deterioration in the systems we have explained above cause information changes in DNA. As a result of this information change, the number and structure of prostate cells begin to differentiate. In fact, this change in the prostate tissue is a setting change created by the body to compensate for the malfunctions in the genitourinary system.

Treatment of Prostate Enlargement Disease in the RTM System

In the RTM System, the aim of the treatment is not to eliminate the symptoms of the disease, but to solve the disease triad, which is the source of the problem, with the TREATMENT TRIAD.

Treatment Triad aimed to initiate the detox process in order to return to the normal state of balance in the body, and to normalize the cellular and textural changes that occur in the problematic area of ​​the genitourinary system. Thanks to the detox in the body, it is aimed to regulate the microcirculation in the region, to withdraw the processes in the cell structure and tissue architecture, and thus to ensure the normal cellular cycle. The main purpose is to eliminate the imbalance in the systems, to normalize the functioning by opening the blockages in the genitourinary processes. Ultimately, by providing the body’s detox activities, the disrupted systems are regulated and it is aimed to return the epigenetic changes in DNA to their primary set points. Another important point here is that the process is carried out by taking into account the individual differences.

The main part of the treatment triad is RTM Phytotherapy. The phytotherapy protocol is determined by evaluating the detailed anamnesis, laboratory and imaging findings of the individual, and measurements specific to RTM clinics. With the RTM Phytotherapy protocol, it is aimed to treat the disease triad, which forms the source part, by withdrawing. By informing the body with the seed parts of the plants, it is aimed to normalize the epigenetic changes in DNA that determine the new adjustment constants. In order for the body to adapt to the normalization of this information, the treatment triad is activated by using the leafy parts of the plants, accelerating the detox activities in the body and regulating the systems. When the disease triad is withdrawn, it is aimed that the body will automatically return to the norm form.

In addition, in prostate enlargement, it is aimed to accelerate regional detox activities and make microcirculation sufficient with cupping and regional ozone injections, and to open blockages in energy meridians and to eliminate fascia blockages with acupuncture and fascia modulation.

In order to accelerate the treatment process, other traditional medicine methods such as Manual Therapy, Magnetic field, Laser, USG ESWT treatment can also be planned according to the needs of the patient.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Prostate Surgery?

Surgery may be considered in the cases of prostate enlargement that does not respond to other treatments or when other methods fail over time. In addition, accompanying prostate enlargement; In case of bladder stone formation, recurrent urinary tract bleeding, frequent urinary tract inflammation and inability to empty urine at all, surgical treatment should be planned.

How is prostate enlargement treated surgically?

The aim of the surgical treatment of prostate enlargement is the removal and destruction of the enlarged prostate tissue. When determining the method of prostate surgery, factors such as the patient’s age, condition, additional diseases, the size of the prostate, and the drugs that are used are taken into account.

Methods used in prostate surgery

  • Transurethral Prostate Resection (TUR-P)
  • Open Prostatectomy
  • Laser in Prostate Surgery
  • HoLEP

What is HoLEP? What are the features of HoLEP surgery?

HoLEP, which is an increasingly common method in today’s medicine, stands for Holmium Laser Prostate Enucleation and is a new closed surgical method for the complete removal of prostate tissue. It is a prostate surgery with results similar to open surgery, but performed closed with Holmium laser.

Which patients are proper for HoLEP surgery?

Holep surgery can be applied in all cases with prostate enlargement and requiring surgical treatment, and in prostate enlargement of any size.

Is Benign Prostate Enlargement Cancer?

As the name suggests, benign prostate enlargement is not cancer.

How to Prevent Prostate Enlargement?

It is known that aging, family heredity history, unhealthy eating habits, some vitamin values ​​and hormones are effective on prostate problems. For this reason, it is possible to take precautions against prostate diseases by means of nutrition and lifestyle changes that will be developed in a positive way.

What Happens If Prostate Enlargement Is Not Treated?

When benign prostatic enlargement is not treated, urination difficulties continue to increase. In addition, in advanced stages, problems such as bleeding in the urine, recurrent urinary tract infections, impaired kidney function and bladder stones may occur.

What are the laser methods used in the surgical treatment of prostate enlargement (BPH)?

Different endoscopic laser methods such as diode, greenlight, holmium laser can be preferred according to the health status of the person and the characteristics of the prostate.

What is good for prostate enlargement?

A healthy and balanced diet, especially with foods rich in vitamin E, selenium and zinc, can be good for prostate enlargement. In addition, factors such as keeping body weight at a healthy level and doing regular physical activity can also provide benefits for preventing the disease.

Does the prostate enlargement affect sexual life?

Erectile dysfunction problems such as erectile dysfunction and impotence may occur in some patients with prostate enlargement. There may also be problems with ejaculation. Therefore, prostate disorders can negatively affect sexual life.

What should the normal size of the prostate be?

The normal size of the prostate gland, which surrounds the urethra, that is, the urinary canal, is approximately the size of a walnut. Its normal weight is around 20 grams, and there may be some growth with advancing age. A weight of up to 40 grams is generally considered normal for the prostate over the age of 40.

Which herbal tea is good for prostate?

Green tea and rosehip tea are thought to be good for the prostate.

Is trekking  good for the prostate?

In a study conducted on more than 30 thousand men in the USA, it was stated that the complaints of prostate enlargement and urinary difficulty decreased in men who exercise regularly. In another study, it was revealed that chronic prostate infections were alleviated in men who walked regularly for 3 months.

Which fruit is good for prostate?

It is beneficial to consume fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries that contain antioxidants that help remove free radicals that can cause damage and disease from the body.

What is GreenLight?

It is a laser system developed for the surgical treatment of prostate enlargement. Greenlight laser beams are transmitted to the prostate through a telescope advanced along the urethra and used to vaporize the enlarged prostate tissue.

Is coffee good for the prostate?

Reducing the consumption of alcoholic beverages, coffee or tea prevents bladder irritation. However, according to some studies, it has been stated that consuming moderate amounts of natural coffee reduces the risk, aggressiveness and progression rate of prostate cancer thanks to the flavonoids in its content.

Does stress affect the prostate?

As in many diseases, stress has a role in the development of prostate diseases. Hormones secreted during stress also have an effect on the prostate gland.

What are the symptoms of prostate inflammation?

Inflammation of the prostate gland is called as Prostatitis. Sometimes it may be caused by a microbial infection, and sometimes the cause cannot be determined. The symptoms of this disease, which can be seen in men of all ages, are swelling and pain in the prostate gland.

Does prostatitis cause cancer?

Many studies on the subject have shown that there is no relationship between prostatitis and prostate cancer. Although infection in prostatitis can increase the PSA test, it has been proven that it does not cause prostate cancer.

Can someone who has had prostate surgery have a child?

If there is no abnormality in the erection functions of the person before the prostate surgery, the success rate is 98-99% after a prostate enlargement surgery applied by qualified doctors with modern techniques. However, since the prostate is scraped during the surgery, some of the semen coming out of the ovaries is thrown into the urinary bladder and some of it is thrown out, and a decrease in the amount of semen that comes out after prostate surgeries can be seen. This should be taken into account for older men who want to have children.