Prostate Enlargement and Kidney Disease | Treat with Diet and Supplements
Today’s video is about when you have a prostate enlargement, benign prostate hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate prostatitis and it causes urine to back up into your kidney causing kidney damage or chronic kidney disease.
That’s what today’s video is about. So this happens in a lot of people with kidney disease. Generally it’s older men. It’s not one of the more common causes of kidney disease, but it’s something that a lot of cases happen every year.
As men get older it’s very common above 50 that your prostate can enlarge and in some cases it enlarges so much, or you get so much inflammation there, that it blocks the urine retention which can’t flow from the bladder so it builds up in the bladder which backs up into the kidney causing damage, The longer it stays there the urine the longer that blockage is there the more damage to your kidney. So if this is happening to you make sure to get medical management right away because there’s a lot of procedures you can do and I recommend taking the medications because when you have this type of damage due to urinary retention you can’t recover it after a certain amount of time. So you want to do everything you can including proper medical management.
Aside from that here are a couple things you can do on your own dietary to help shrink the prostate and protect the kidney. I’m going to give a couple of recommendations here. One of the first ones is having less trans fats or oxidized fats in your diet. Trans fats come from pork, they come from red meats, they’re found in small amounts in a variety of foods including milk, butter, lard, and lamb. The main sources are beef and pork which I mentioned. So you want to keep those foods low. You don’t want to have a lot of them in your diet and they’re also harder on the kidneys. So you’re benefiting two things your prostate and your kidney by avoiding or minimizing a lot of those foods.
Trans fats also come from food cooked with high temperatures. So barbecuing where you actually see the blackness on the food, that’s trans fats that’s been oxidized. So it’s a really bad. Trans fats also come from packaged foods. A lot of baked goods, your pies, cookies, cakes, donuts, any type of packaged junk food is all going to have trans fats and healthy fats which are bad for your prostate and bad for your kidney and bad for your health. So you want to minimize those and instead include vegetarian or vegan sources of proteins like lower fat chicken, turkey, beans, soy products. You want to have more of these sources of protein in your diet.
Now we’re going to talk about a couple supplements which have shown to help the prostate and support kidney health. One that i’ve mentioned before is omega-3–Omega-3 fatty acids with a high e p a okay that’s the therapeutic part of the omega-3 so we have other videos that break this down further. They’ll be in the comments section. But you don’t want to go to the store and just buy any omega-3 even though it sounds like it might have a high amount where you read the label it says 1200 1500 milligrams, it’s not what we’re looking at. We’re looking at the epa. You can see that on the back and how much is in there.
Liquids have higher amounts so they tend to be easier. What I recommend for prostate issues which will also benefit your kidneys is 1500 milligrams of epa. Next is coq10. I also have another video about coq10. It’s a super antioxidant that is so healthy for the kidney and your prostate. At least 200 milligrams per day. The last one is zinc. It’s shown that people who take extra zinc with enlarged prostate will reduce the size and the symptoms over time. So the zinc generally recommend is about a 30 milligram pill twice a day.
You don’t want to buy zinc oxide it’s not the form you want, it doesn’t absorb well. Pretty much any other form is okay zinc citrate, zinc gluconate, zinc colonate, all going to be okay to use. It’s 30 milligrams twice per day for six months at most. You can do it long term but you’re going to need to take a little copper on and off because a long-term zinc begins to lower your copper levels.