Discovering A Holistic Approach To An Enlarged Prostate


If you’re searching for holistic approaches to enlarged prostates, functional medicine offers treatment strategies that increase vitality and overall wellness. Almost 80% of men are likely to experience an enlarged prostate, contributing to a number of health problems and even resulting in cancer. 

Traditional medicine often fails to promote proactive measures to prevent an enlarged prostate, creating a cycle of long-term dependency on pharmaceuticals and other “band-aid” treatments. There are different reasons why your prostate may be enlarged, and holistic treatments will address those reasons at the root cause, empowering you to take charge of your health. 

What is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate gland belongs to the male reproductive system and is approximately the size of a walnut. Found below the bladder and in front of the rectum, the prostate aids in sexual functions, filtration, and hormone production. 

The prostate naturally increases as a man ages, contributing to the high rate of enlarged prostate occurrence.

Different Types of Enlarged Prostates

Not all enlarged prostates are the same. As with many health issues, genetics play a significant role in your risk level.  Knowing your family history is vital in understanding, recognizing, and preventing any illnesses related to an enlarged prostate.

Inflammation (Prostatitis)

Bacterial infections and inflammation are the most common causes of Prostatitis. However, musculoskeletal problems, specifically related to the pelvic floor, could also be a root cause. 

What Are The Symptoms Of Prostatitis?

Some Prostatitis is asymptomatic, but common signs of Prostatitis include: 

  • Painful and frequent urination
  • Cloudy urine
  • Groin pain
  • Painful ejaculations

Traditional Prostatitis Treatments

Today’s traditional medicine aims to decrease pain with prescription medicines such as antibiotics or muscle relaxers. The general pharmaceutical approach does not address root causes, making it difficult to eliminate the problem completely.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia 

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is the prolific growth of epithelial and prostatic tissue and has similar symptoms to Prostatitis. 50-75% of the men affected by BPH are over 50 years of age and have known comorbidities of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and digestive disorders. 

Causes of BPH

Inflammation, under-functioning immune system, poor gut health, and urinary tract infections contribute to BPH.

Symptoms of BPH

BPH symptoms are similar to Prostatitis and include:

  • Frequent and painful urination
  • Inability to urinate
  • Blood in urine

Traditional Treatment Of BPH

Traditional medicine practitioners treat BPH with medication or surgery.

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Prostate Cancer

There are 250,000 prostate cancer diagnoses in the United States annually, and an enlarged prostate is sometimes a symptom. Around 35,000 of those cases prove fatal, highlighting the necessity of prevention and early detection. 

Causes Of Prostate Cancer

Untreated Prostatitis is a crucial risk factor for developing prostate cancer. Inflammation is found in approximately 17% of cancer cases, indicating that lifestyle choices that reduce inflammation could be a vital part of a preventive strategy. 

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer symptoms are often the same as BPH or Prostatitis symptoms, but other prostate cancer symptoms include:

  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Pain in the lower back, hips, chest, or ribs
  • Erectile dysfunction

Traditional Treatments For Prostate Cancer

We’re prevention advocates, as cancer treatments can be highly invasive, debilitating, and traumatic for the patient.

Treatments for prostate cancer include:

  • Prostate removal surgery
  • Radiation
  • Freezing or heating prostate tissue
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Pharmaceutical interventions

Alternative Medical Perspectives On Enlarged Prostates

Dr. Lisbeth Roy, the founder of the Doctors Studio, offers a different perspective on prostate disorders. She believes various prostate disorders share root causes. She and her colleagues approach every patient holistically, eradicating the prostate disorder entirely. This perspective informs her ability to go beyond “decreasing discomfort” as a functional medicine doctor.

Preventing an Enlarged Prostate

Unfortunately, traditional medicine does not focus on preventing health problems due to its reactionary health model. Functional medicine doctors take a proactive approach to their patient's health, empowering them to live free of an enlarged prostate. 

To prevent a large prostate, prostate cancer screenings should be regularly scheduled for men, especially considering the link between asymptomatic Prostatitis and prostate cancer. 

Preventing an enlarged prostate comes down to lifestyle and nutrition choices. Reducing toxic intake of food, drink, or other substances boosts overall health. Keeping hydrated and active while reducing stress are all ways to prevent an enlarged prostate.

Holistic Approach To Enlarged Prostates: How Functional Medicine Offers A Different Approach

As functional medicine practitioners, we aim to eradicate BPH and Prostatitis, not simply reduce discomfort. Eliminating BPH and Prostatitis enhances your quality of life. You’ll also avoid the vicious cycle of pharmaceutical dependency. 

At Doctor’s Studio, we’re passionate about helping you achieve optimal prostate health and have developed methods for eradicating BPH and Prostatitis, proactively removing the threat of recurrence. With regular screenings and multiple holistic treatments for enlarged prostates, each patient receives the benefit of personalized care for long-term health and successful recovery.

Holistic Treatments For Enlarged Prostates

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Our advanced tools give a comprehensive picture of your prostate health and what treatment plan works for you. Before administering treatments, you’ll have the benefit of the Doctors Studio testing protocol, which includes:

  • Advanced Diagnostics
  • Expressed Prostatic Secretion
  • EPS Genome Testing
  • Advanced Prostate Imaging
  • Validated Questionnaires
  • Thermal Imaging

Depending on what we find, we may recommend moving forward with one or a combination of the following treatment options.

Low-Intensity Shockwave Therapy:

Through low-frequency acoustic waves, calcium build-up breaks down to restore your body’s natural defense against harmful bacteria. 

Instra-Prostatic Injection:

Using ultrasound imaging, we deliver a customized cocktail reducing infection directly to the prostate.

Medical IV Ozone:

Also delivered directly to the prostate, this treatment reduces swelling and inflammation.

Ultraviolet Blood Irradiation Therapy:

Your body will better fight off bacterial and viral infections through a therapeutic intervention that stimulates increased antibody creation.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Shots:

Triggering your body’s regenerative capabilities, PRP shots are delivered directly to the prostate, stimulating cycles of healing.

Searching For A Functional Medicine Doctor For An Enlarged Prostate?

At Doctors Studio, we are here to help you eliminate the root cause of prostate health conditions so you can enjoy vitality, health, and wellness from the inside out. Schedule a call today for your initial consultation, and we will guide you step by step through the entire process.

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