BPH – An All-Too-Common Problem In Men

In all likelihood, you know a man who is having trouble with recurring UTIs.

70% of men over the age of 60 have an enlarged prostate, a condition known as BPH (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia); and that number jumps to 80% for men over age 70.

How BPH Causes UTIs

BPH is the most common cause of frequent UTIs.  As the prostate gland grows, it wraps around the neck of the bladder which makes it difficult for urine to flow freely. This is where the trouble starts.

Incomplete bladder emptying leads to stagnant urine in the bladder, which increases the risk of bacterial growth and infection.

When the immune system can’t manage the bacteria build-up, the result can be a painful UTI.

Symptoms of a urinary tract infection can include one or more of the following:

  • Painful burning sensation when voiding
  • Strong desire to urinate; inability to control urine, which may lead to leakage or incontinence
  • Frequency of urination (usually small amounts) day and night
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Severe obstructive symptoms, such as dribbling stream, a sensation that the bladder is not empty, waiting a long time to initiate voiding, and a weak stream.

Options For Treating BPH

An article in the November 2021 issue of “Molecules” summarized the treatment options for dealing with an enlarged prostate as follows:

  • If the patient suffers from moderate or severe stages of BPH, specialists primarily offer drug therapy or surgical possibilities.
    • Medications include: α1-adrenoceptor antagonists like Tamsulosin which reduce the muscles of the prostate gland; and 5α-reductase inhibitors like Finasteride which block the production of DHT to reduce the size of the prostate.
    • Surgical options have been pushed into the “second line” of intervention
  • In the mild category “phytotherapeutics” or plant-based therapies, are recommended.

Options For Managing UTIs

D-Mannose Powder To Clear An Active UTI

Many men are already getting relief from the burning and pressure symptoms of a UTI with D-Mannose.   D-Mannose is a sugar (glucose) which our body produces when we eat fruits and vegetables. D-Mannose powder is extracted from a variety of fruits such as blueberries, cranberries and apples.

The D-Mannose sugar molecules attract the E. Coli bacteria, bind to them and flush them out with your urine.

Extra Strength Formula For Stubborn UTIs

Some men have had recurring UTIs over several years and cannot seem to fully clear up their symptoms with D-Mannose.  This may be because the bacteria have embedded themselves in the bladder lining protected in slimy sacs called biofilms.  This is how they evade antibiotics and other treatments.

A new “Extra Strength” liquid has been developed to dissolve these biofilms, exposing these hidden bacteria which them float down into the bladder and are flushed out by the D-Mannose.

Cranberry To Protect Against New UTIs

Once the active and embedded UTIs have been cleared out, and symptoms have been gone for 4 weeks, all it takes is 1 “Cranberry Plus” capsule per day to stay protected against new infections.   The research shows that a daily dose of 36 mg of PAC’s (proanthocyanidins) creates a slippery surface on the bladder which prevents bacteria from sticking.

Learn more about the “Stubborn UTI Kit” here.