What is prostatic hyperplasia?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also called “enlarged prostate gland”, is a common condition as men get older. Enlargement of the prostate gland can cause annoying urinary symptoms, such as blocking the flow of urine from the bladder. It can also cause bladder, urinary tract or kidney problems.
There are several effective treatments for an enlarged prostate gland, including medications, minimally invasive therapies and surgery. To choose the best option, you and your doctor will consider the symptoms, the size of the prostate, other health disorders you may have and your preferences.
Which mushrooms have useful properties for prostatic hyperplasia?
Mushrooms selected to support this condition help to decrease the growth of the prostate and help to regulate the immune system.
Shown to inhibit the growth of the prostate
Reishi-containing formulations can support benign prostatic hyperplasia byrducing 5α-reductase, an enzyme responsible for hormonal changes.
After analyzing up to nineteen species of mushrooms, Reishi was by far the most powerful in reducing the capacity of the 5α-reductase.This enzyme, then unregulated is responsible for causing the enlargement of the prostate.
Nutritional recommendations and general healthy habits for the maintenance of a good state of health
- Follow a varied and balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
- Avoid alcohol (everything and always).
- Remove the salt from meals and drink a few liquids (especially if there is ascites or edema).
- PROHIBITED FOOD: salt, salted and smoked meat and fish, sausages, charcuterie and cheeses, olives, soups and commercial purées, packaged juices, industrial confectionery, preserves in general, salty condiments and alcohol.
- Avoid the consumption of refined oils and saturated fats, avoiding fried foods, refined vegetable oils such as sunflower, margarines, butters…
- Avoid the consumption of white sugar found in sweets, desserts, fast food, industrial processed products such as soft drinks, cookies, bread slices… Replace it with natural sweeteners such as cinnamon, stevia, natural honey …
- To cook and dress your dishes, always use extra virgin olive oil, prioritizing its raw consumption.
- Increases the daily consumption of foods rich in vitamins that are often deficient due to poor liver function: vegetables, fruit, mushrooms…
- Do not consume industrial processed products rich in sugars, salt, refined oils and additives harmful to health (cookies, toast, bread, industrial cereals…).
- Prioritizes the consumption of whole grains and avoids refined flours (white bread, pasta, biscuits …) that raise blood glucose.
- The techniques of preparation of preference are: cooking, steaming or iron. Do not take fried, breaded, barbecued or barbecues.
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