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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Discover The Prostate

The prostate gland is a critical part of the male reproductive system. The  prostate produces a fluid that mixes with sperm and other fluids during  ejaculation. These fluids nourish and transport sperm during the process of  semen ejaculation throughout sexual excitement. A normal prostate gland is around  the mass of a walnut.

Three main variations of prostate issues: enlargement, infection, and cancer.  Prostate enlargement, called benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is a  non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. Although men in their 20s can  suffer from BPH, it usually only surfaces late in life. it’s estimated that  50 percent of all men will have BPH by reaching the age of 60, and a full  90 percent will suffer from BPH by age 85. When the prostate enlarges  outward, a man might not realize he has BPH except when it grows upward and places  pressure on the bladder. But when the prostate swells inward, squeezing the  urethra, which passes through the center of the gland, he will certainly know  there’s a problem. With the prostate constricting the urinary tube, a man may  suffer from difficulty in urinating, straining to initiate urination, frequent  urination, getting up multiple times at night to urinate, or urgency of  urination. 

Enlarged prostate remedies vary. Numerous effectual pharmaceutical drugs  are available to reduce symptoms of prostate enlargement. There are in addition  effective natural therapies including the use of time-tested herbal products.  Some regularly used herbs for enlarged prostate gland include rye pollen, stinging nettle, saw palmetto, and pygeum, Plant extracts have also been  investigated include beta sitosterol, quercetin, rosaminic acid, genistein,  daidzein and lycopene. In addition to herbs and mainstream medications, there is  also some basic, common sense, behavioral modifications that may help combat prostate  warning signs. Among these changes are reducing fluid intake, restricting or ceasing alcohol and caffeine use, especially in the evening, and not passing up  a chance to use the bathroom, even when your bladder doesn't seem full. These easy steps could help reduce the effect of an enlarged prostate on a man’s life.

The principal medical remedy for BPH symptoms is non-invasive surgery  known as trans urethral resection of the prostate, also frequently referred to as  reaming out the prostate. There are in addition drugs like Proscar used to shrink the  prostate, but these drugs have not been especially successful and have damaging side  effects. Prostate infections, or prostatitis, are quite common in males after  their teenage years. Symptoms of prostate infections might include frequent and  or laborious urination, other urinary problems, or pain during sex. 

The most critical prostate problem is cancer. Cancer of the prostate is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer in males after skin cancer. It is the second most common cause of cancer death in males after lung cancer. The early symptoms of prostate cancer are extremely similar to those of BPH, including  getting up often at night to urinate; urinating often, but only in trivial  amounts; having to wait forever for the urine flow to begin; and a urinary  stream that starts and stops. These symptoms don’t mean that a person has  prostate cancer. But these or other symptoms do indicate it’s time for a  medical exam. 

Prostate Enlargement is widespread as a man ages and matures. Medical doctors  call this condition as enlarged prostate BPH or "benign prostatic hyperplasia".  As the prostate enlarges, the layer of tissue surrounding it stops it from  expanding, causing the prostate gland to press inward against the urethra and  limiting the flow, narrowing the space for urine to pass. The bladder wall  also will become thicker and irritable. The bladder begins to contract even when it  contains even small amounts of urine, creating more frequent urination by the  male. Sooner or later, the bladder weakens and loses some ability to entirely empty  itself and urine stays in the bladder. The narrowing of the urethra and  partial emptying of the bladder cause a large number of the issues associated  with an enlarged prostate. A doctor can determine an enlarged prostate during the hated finger prostate exam.

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