Symptoms, conditions and causes

What are the causes for enlarged prostate?

Enlarged prostate is a common problem for men. There are some contradictory factors involved in the underlying causes for it. However, it has mostly hormonal reasons behind it.

Cause #1: Too-high estrogen

The reason some men experience prostate enlargement is too much estrogen in their bodies. Estrogen is a hormone that makes things grow. Typically, men have low amounts of estrogen in their bodies. The vast majority of estrogen that a man has comes from testosterone that is being converted to estrogen. Additionally, if you have a high percentage of body fat, this can cause higher production of estrogen.


  • Consume the following foods (natural estrogen blockers)

    • stinging nettle root

    • saw palmetto

    • maca root

    • kale

    • broccoli

    • beet tops

    • beets

    • Brussels sprouts

    • cabbage

    • radish

  • Take DIM (concentrated cruciferous)

  • Take sea kelp

  • Avoid dairy

  • Avoid vegetable oils:

    • canola • corn

  • Avoid soy

  • Avoid GMO foods

  • Avoid alcohol

Cause #1: High insulin

Another reason for prostate enlargement is high amounts of insulin (fat-storing hormone). Insulin is an anabolic hormone, which means it makes things grow. When you consume high amounts of sugar and carbs, this can cause the increase of insulin.


  • Avoid carbs and sweets

  • Avoid snacking

  • Do the Healthy Keto® diet

  • Do intermittent fasting

Other causes:

  • Liver problems

  • Congenital condition

  • Aging

  • Alcohol

  • Stress

  • Acidosis

Last updated: Oct 21, 2023 18:37 PM