Why does prostate inflammation become prostate cancer?
It all starts with chronically low oxygen levels.
Low oxygen levels in the tissue starve the tissue of oxygen, a process called hypoxia.
Hypoxia is one thing that prostate cancer and diabetes have in common.
When hypoxia strikes, the metabolism of the cells switches over to something called “cancer metabolism.”
The famous Nobel Prize-winning scientist, Otto Warburg, discovered this process.
This cancer metabolism turns cells into low performers but also preserves the cells from death.
It’s kind of like you wanted to protect your loved ones, so you encased them in concrete.
They wouldn’t be on the move around much, and they wouldn’t exhibit many signs of life — but they sure would be protected.
Cells get stuck in cancer metabolism as a protective measure.
Then the low oxygen levels cause the cells begin to complain by crying out for help.
Their cry for help results in them spewing out what scientists call cytokines and other “cry for help” chemicals.
Think of it as the equivalent of a crime victim screaming out to his attackers.
This cry for help chemical cascade results in inflammation.
Then that inflammation spreads throughout the body and it doesn’t just stay in one place.
If the inflammation hits the pancreas, it can result in diabetes.
It does that by first producing scar-like fibrin tissue in the pancreas.
Then this fibrosis tissue builds up and then can turn into pancreatic cancer.
But more often, the inflammation takes place in the prostate.
It causes fibrosis in the prostate and eventually prostate cancer.
A hypoxic environment concomitantly exists not only in pancreatic cancer cells but also in surrounding cells of the pancreas.
This same hypoxia leads to prostate inflammation and prostate cancer.
The first step is low oxygen, hypoxia.
The middle step is inflammation.
And the final step is prostate cancer.
A potentially important role of chronic inflammation in BPH pathogenesis has emerged.
The same way that the chronic low-grade attack on the pancreas can result in pancreatic cancer, it can affect the prostate.
That low-grade inflammation in the prostate can become cancerous.
But there are things you can do about it.
Everything you do to your body and what you take into your body should be to increase oxygen levels reaching your tissues.
You want everything you do to be aimed at lowering the potential stress of low oxygen levels.
By stress I don’t mean anxiety, I mean stress in a biochemical way.
Biochemical anxiety results from anything that taxes your body.
And that could be anything from toxic food or a bad environment or bad air.
By eliminating these constant attacks on your body, you will lower internal inflammation.
And you will lower the chances of getting cancer, or you’ll prevent existing cancer from getting worse.
Chronic inflammation in the pathogenesis of benign prostatic hyperplasia