Prostate Hypertrophy or Enlarged Prostate is much more prevalent in industrial nations and the reason has to do with, you guessed it, our lifestyle.
Too much sitting is the cause of many of our today’s problems and with that comes decline in posture and loss of integrity of the muscles including the muscles of pelvis. As a wellness Chiropractor with focus on Postural Neurology and Functional Movement, I see this being the center of almost all musculoskeletal issues.
When walking, there are muscles in the pelvic inlet, the inside lining of the pelvis that actually massage the prostate gland. Of course, when we sit so much every day, this does not happen.
With sitting comes a decline in both the abdominal and pelvic diaphragm which in turn decreases the degree of subtle movement of the internal organs the occurs between the two diaphragms when breathing. This means compression of all organs including the prostate which is at the bottom of the ‘pile’ so receives quite a bit of pressure.
This is all about lifestyle and disease that we are looking at; of course, factors such as nutrition and genetic pre-disposition should not be undermined.