We have all heard that as men get older their prostate gland may enlarge, causing pressure on the bladder and frequent urination. Medicine's answer to this problem is a surgical procedure called TURP, or trans-urethral prostate resection. They like to say it's "minimally invasive" and it almost sounds like they shift the gland (normally the size of a walnut, but it can get a lot bigger) so it no longer causes pressure, but that's not the case! Prostate resection surgery is literally a whittling down by burning (cauterizing) the prostate to reduce its size -- hence the "relief" one supposedly gets.
What does the prostate do? It manufactures one of the fluids that makes up 30% of semen (read more here). "Enlarged" is another word for "inflamed." Glands become inflamed when they are malfunctioning, nutrient deficient, diseased; inflammation is the body's way of opening up tissues and blood vessels for better transport of repair materials to an injured or damaged site. Why does modern medicine shave the prostate down instead of addressing the root cause of prostate inflammation? Iodine deficiency is one reason why the thyroid and reproductive glands develop problems, and there are natural ways to much more successfully deal with prostate problems -- time to do your own research! (An iodine flyer can be found here.)