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Prostatic hyperplasia

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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Our professional mycotherapy specialist advisors can provide tailored advice and mycotherapy protocols using Hifas da Terra organic mushroom products.

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.

Reishi Hifas da Terra: useful properties


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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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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  • Bartsch G, Rittmaster RS, Klocker H (2000) Dihydrotestosterone and the concept of 5α-reductase inhibition in human benign prostatic hyperplasia. Eur. Urol., 37, 367-380.
  • Fujita R, Liu J, Shimizu K, Konishi F, Noda K, Kumamoto S, Ueda C, Tajiri H, Kaneko S, Suimi Y, Kondo R (2005) Anti-androgenic activities of Ganoderma lucidum. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 102, 107-12.
  • Grant P, Ramasamy S (2012) An update on plant derived anti-androgens. International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism 10, 497-502.
  • Kuok KY, Ly H (2004) Herbal composition for prostate conditions. United States patent application US20040142001A1. 2004.07.22.
  • Liu J, Kurashiki K, Fukuta A, Kaneko S, Suimi Y, Shimizu K, Kondo R (2012) Quantitative determination of the representative triterpenoids in the extracts of Ganoderma lucidum with different growth stages using high-performance liquid chromatography for evaluation of their 5α-reductase inhibitory properties. Food Chemistry 133, 1034-1038.
  • Liu J, Shimizu K, Konishi F, Kumamoto S, Kondo R (2007b) The anti-androgen effect of ganoderol B isolated from the fruiting body of Ganoderma lucidum. Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 15, 4966-4972.
  • Liu J, Shimizu K, Konishi F, Noda K, Kumamoto S, Kurashiki K, Kondo R (2007a) Anti-androgenic activities of the triterpenoids fraction of Ganoderma lucidum. Food Chemistry 100, 1691-1696.
  • Liu J, Tamura S, Kurashiki K, Shimizu K, Noda K, Konishi F, Kumamoto S, Kondo R (2009) Anti-androgen effects of extracts and compounds from Ganoderma lucidum. Chemistry and Biodiversity 6, 231-243.
  • Nahata A, Dixit VK (2012) Ganoderma lucidum is an inhibitor of testosterone-induced prostatic hyperplasia in rats Andrologia 44, 160-174.
  • Pérez Guerra Y, Molina Cuevas V, Oyarzábal Yera A, Mas Ferreiro R (2011) Tratamiento farmacológico en la hiperplasia prostática benigna. Pharmacological treatment of the benign prostatic hyperplasia. Editorial Ciencias Médicas.
  • Zeng Q (2014) Traditional Chinese medicine composition for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia and its preparation method and application. China patent application CN103520638A. 2014.01.22.

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