The prostate is a small gland in men that produced semen, a thick white substance that contains sperm, during a climax, exactly after a sexual intercourse.
This gland is like the size of a walnut. It is located just above the penis. This also works on how men urinate. It’s a gland that controls the urine. If the urination is more or less frequent than the usual, this means your prostate should be checked.
Men’s prostate gets bigger as they grow older, especially above 50. But this doesn’t exactly mean that you have a prostate disease. It just gets older and weaker and larger. A healthy diet and lifestyle is very essential for a healthy prostate. However, the prostate will become vulnerable to certain diseases like prostatitis or prostate cancer.
Here are the lists of different kinds of prostate diseases:
Prostate cancer is the most dangerous prostate disease. It’s the most common prostate disease in men. Typically the cancer grows gradually until it becomes full enough to give discomfort to the pelvis area. At first the cancer may not cause harm but as this grows, if not detected early, it is harder to treat. Few of the symptoms are as follows:
- Hard time urinating
- Stream of urine harder to come out
- Blood in semen
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Bone pain
- Erectile dysfunction
Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, also known as prostate gland enlargement, is common for older men. Since prostate of older men gets bigger as they grow older, they are vulnerable to BPH. This can cause discomfort in urination. One of these are decreased force in the urine flow and urinary tract and kidney problems. Here are the signs and symptoms:
- Urinating more frequently, especially at night
- Urgent need to urinate
- Difficulty in urinating at start
- Urine that stops and starts
- Shaking hips at the end of urination
- Cannot empty the bladder completely
Prostatitis is the inflammation of the prostate gland. Sometimes prostatitis causes are hard to detect. Most of the time the inflammation is caused by a bad bacteria in the gland.
Here are the symptoms:
- Heat sensation when urinating (dysuria)
- Hard time urinating or hesitant to urinate
- Frequent urination, particularly at night (nocturia)
- Urgent need to urinate
- Cloudy urine
- Blood in the urine
- Pain in the lower stomach, groin or lower back
- Pain in the area between the rectum and scrotum
- Pain in penis or testicles
- Painful ejaculation
- Fever or flu (with bacterial prostatitis)
Other prostate diseases include:
- Chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
- Acute prostatitis
- High-grade prostatic intraepithelial neoplasia
- Bladder outlet obstruction
- Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis
It is always wise to have your prostate checked up regularly. While you are having a healthy lifestyle, it’s still not a guarantee that you have a 100 percent healthy prostate. When you reach the age of 50 or even below, have it checked by a doctor for at least once a year.
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