Treatment / Therapy
Since prostate calcifications are not dangerous, they do not require any therapy. Usually the calcifications are so small that they cannot be seen. The risk of an operation would be too great compared to the risk of leaving the calcification intact.
Only if the calcification is so large that it causes discomfort can treatment be recommended. In addition, there are no drugs that are specifically used for calcifications. Only one treatment of the causative disease is necessary.
How to remove the calcifications
There are two ways to remove calcification. If it lies in the inner areas, i.e. near the urethra, it can be removed by means of a so-called transurethral prostate resection. In this procedure an electrical loop is advanced through the urethra and parts of the prostate tissue are removed.
The second option would be open surgery of the prostate. However, this is associated with some risks, so that the operation alone is not recommended for calcifications. If calcifications are discovered during surgery, they are simply cut out. In most cases, however, the entire prostate is removed directly, so that calcifications no longer play a role.
There are no homeopathic remedies that are specifically used to treat prostate calcifications. Various substances can help with an inflammation of the prostate, for example: Pulsatilla pratensis (meadow cowclaw), Sabal serrulatum (saw palmetto), Selenium amorphum (selenium) or Thuja occidentalis (tree of life). However, it is not recommended to take them alone to treat inflammation. Each intake should also be discussed in advance with a doctor or pharmacist.
There are no special home remedies for the treatment of prostate calcification. Household remedies that are used to treat prostate problems include: pumpkin seeds, liquorice, nettle, willowherb. In addition, a daily intake of sufficient fluid is recommended. Any use of household remedies or other medicines should be discussed with the doctor beforehand.
Does calcification in the prostate increase the PSA level?
The prostate-specific antigen is a protein that is produced by the prostate. It can be produced to a greater extent in cases of illness or manual manipulation. Depending on age, the normal range is less than 1.4 to 4.4 μg/l Calcifications in the prostate can theoretically increase the PSA level, but usually only slightly so that it is usually not noticeable. Diseases such as inflammations, adenomas or malignant tumours, on the other hand, lead to a more massive increase in PSA. Therefore, the PSA level in the blood is also used for early detection.
Duration / Forecast
A calcification in the prostate can remain for several years. As a rule, the tendency for calcification increases with age due to more frequent inflammations or tumours. Since calcifications are usually harmless and do not cause any symptoms, they are often not detected for years and are often diagnosed only by chance. However, life expectancy does not change with the appearance of calcification.