It has been said that, as a man, if you live long enough you will get prostate cancer. However, by optimizing your body, there is potential to maintain a normal function. Prostate health declines are commonly associated with a hormonal shift from a dominance in androgenic to more of an estrogen dominance. Many factors are involved in this progression and there are strategies to intervene along the way. Another trait of progression down the BPH to prostate cancer path is a decrease in prostate cellular zinc levels and a reduction in zinc receptors. There is great research showing that if this zinc deficiency can be corrected, the prostate cells regain health. However, because of the decrease in zinc receptors, a novel way to get the zinc passively thru the cell wall needs to be utilized. With a doctors prescription, a topical compound can be made for local application, its name is clioquinol.
We have helped people with various states of prostate health, I will focus on the patient that used a variety of strategies. He had a long history of prostate issues and has used a drug called finasteride previously to manage. This can help symptoms but also can cause irreversible sexual side effects, which we don’t consider optimal in any case! With one flare up we utilized supplements that help with prostate and inflammation. Further, after studying a hormone panel started on topical testosterone and progesterone (yes in men!) replacement therapy. Symptom improvement was pronounced as were other benefits like energy, including in the bedroom. While there was a definite improvement with the lack of swelling, pain, and urinary stream challenges, there was still nighttime urination. This is not ideal as sleep is one of the most important foundations of health. We then implemented the topical clioquinol and shortly nighttime urination urges stopped.
Another clioquinol success story. A gentleman 91 years young, has an enlarged prostate using conventional medications with no surgical option to intervene. Received his clioquinol on a Thursday and by Sunday no longer had to get up in the middle of the night to urinate; previously a twice-nightly event!
By working closely with patients the Prescriptive Optimization approach works to continue to strive for optimal health