In this post, we take a look at the possible effects and health benefits of Prostate Massage in relation to symptoms of Benign Prostate Enlargement, the latter officially called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
On aging — an this goes particularly for men over 50 — the prostate gland can become larger, a phenomenon that is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. For many men this is a entirely normal, but nonetheless harrowing process of aging, thought to be caused by many years of exposure to male hormones, notably testosterone.
Because the prostate surrounds part of the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the urinary bladder to the penis), an enlarged prostate can subsequently start to squeeze the tube. This can cause problems when trying to pee, or feeling the urge to pee very often (and also very little, usually with dribbling).
The urge for frequent peeing is often experienced as very embarrassing when in company, but it can also be difficult to find a toilet when one is outside one’s house, with all the uncomfortable consequences of such. Moreover, it can lead to “broken nights,” that is, bad sleeping patterns, which gives its own problems.
Further complications may include Urinary Tract Infections (UTI), prostate inflammations, psychologically-induced Erectile Dysfunction (ED), bladder stones, and even chronic kidney problems.
Classical treatment solutions, that is, Western treatment styles, are typically medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery. Traditional treatment solutions however include a wide range of herbal, massage, and bodywork practices.
Regular Prostate Massage — also called Prostatic Massage, Prostate Drainage, or even Prostate Milking — can help the prostate to release build-up excess seminal fluid, which can (temporarily) reduce swelling of the prostate gland and as such diminish pressure on the adjacent urinary tract i.e. urethra, which in its turn can alleviate or resolve many of the complications mentioned above.
But there can be much more health benefits of regularly massaging the prostate (that is, several times a month or “when needed”) and thereby releasing seminal fluid. Although scientific research on the effects or Prostate Massage has not been decisively conclusive, it’s thought that Prostate Massage can or my prevent, heal, or alleviate prostate inflammations, prostate cancer, low libido, ED, Premature Ejaculation (PE), UTIs, and incontinence.