The UPOINT diagnostic protocol now encourages the use of Pollen and Quercetin for the management of prostate health in men with symptoms of an aging prostate
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
Prostate Research Labs, the formulator and distributor of Prost-P10x® clinical supplement program for men, today announced that pollen extract and quercetin had become part of the diagnostic plan recommended for urologists looking to support prostate health in patients with prostatitis.
Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate either as a result of bacterial infection or decreased immune or muscle related function. As many as 35 percent of men older than 50 have chronic prostatitis and about 50 percent of males will be diagnosed with prostatitis at some point during their lives. There are an estimated 2m outpatient visits each year and according to the National Institutes of Health, prostatitis accounts for 25% of all office visits involving the genitourinary system by young and middle-aged men.
One of the more frustrating aspects of prostatitis to both patients and clinicians is the lack of a uniform approach to managing this condition. Different medications, therapies, and interventions have been attempted with varying degrees of success. In certain cases, a treatment process shows promising results in one trial, only to be discounted in another.
To account for these differences, an emerging concept of clinical diagnosis called UPOINT is taking hold. UPOINT is a six-point clinical classification system that categorizes the presentation of patients with prostatitis symptoms into one or more of six clinically identifiable domains: Urinary, Psychosocial, Organ Specific, Infection, Neurologic/Systemic and Tenderness (muscle). Patients can be categorized into one or more of these UPOINT domains and clinicians can develop an individually designed therapeutic plan specifically addressing the prostatitis symptoms identified.
Whereas in traditional diagnosis, urologists would prescribe alpha blockers and antibiotics as well as other natural prostatitis therapies and medications; under UPOINT, the use of alternative therapies are also being recommended which includes pollen extract (bee pollen/flower pollen) and quercetin.
Bee pollen benefits include having strong anti-inflammatory properties, a characteristic that makes them especially helpful in supporting prostate health with the Graminex/cernilton pollen extracts in Prost-P10x® having been used successfully in Europe for the past 35 years as a natural therapy for men’s urological health.
Quercetin is a flavonoid found in many plants and foods, most notably red grapes, red wine, apples, tea, berries, and onions. For more than a decade, quercetin has been recognized as a potent antioxidant that has strong anti-inflammatory and anti-allergy effects by inhibiting the production and release of histamine and other inflammatory factors. Quercetin has been identified as being especially beneficial for prostate health in numerous clinical studies, usually at a dose of 500 mg daily.
The Chairman of Prostate Research Labs, Craig R. Cooper, in commenting on the UPOINT diagnostic protocol for urologists said:
“UPOINT is one of the tools available to health care providers in the management of prostatitis, which is a debilitating disorder for millions of men. It is a great move forward for men that there is growing recognition for prostate supplements in the support of prostate health and the recognition of bee pollen benefits and quercetin in the overall diagnostic plan”
Prost-P10x contains a combination of ten (10) organic, patented and clinically proven ingredients, measuring over 3000mg + 1000IU’s per serving including 500mg of patented pollen extract and 500mg of quercetin. A one (1) month supply of Prost-P10x includes 30 individually sealed packets containing a daily dose of nine (9) patented “caplique” capsules.
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About Prostate Research Labs
Prostate Research Labs, LLC (PRL) is a research and development subsidiary of the Prostate Cancer Institute, LLC based in Irvine, CA and the developer of Prost-P10x®. PRL develops science and research based natural supplement formulations based on independent Tier 1 and Tier 2 clinical studies to support men with prostate and sexual health disorders. Clinicians, medical practitioners, and physicians trust Prostate Research Labs to provide the highest quality, research backed supplements to support their clinical programs. The PRL Science & Research Committee is headed by Dr. Geo Espinosa, Director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center and a former a clinician, researcher and director of clinical trials at the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center. Technical formulation and scientific review is undertaken in partnership with Douglas Laboratories.
About Dr. Geo
Dr. Geo Espinosa N.D., L.Ac, CNS, RH (AHG), is the Director of the Integrative Urology Center at New York University Langone Medical Center and the Chief Science Officer at Prostate Research Labs. Before joining NYU, Dr. Espinosa was a clinician, researcher and director of clinical trials at the Center for Holistic Urology at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a licensed naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist, a Certified Nutrition Specialist and a Registered Herbalist. Dr. Espinosa is an author of the naturopathic entry in 1000 Cures for 200 Ailments, by Harper Collins, March 2007; and “Prostate Cancer – Nutrients that may slow its progression,” Food and Nutrients in Disease Management – Maryland: Cadmus Publishing, 2009. Dr. Espinosa also serves on the editorial board of the Natural Medicine Journal. Dr. Geo is a frequent speaker at universities, medical schools and conferences on integrative health, nutrition and natural treatments for prostate disease.
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