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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.
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What mushrooms have useful properties in prostatic hyperplasia?
Mushrooms selected to support this condiiton 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.
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