Prostate problems are common in men especially for men ageing 50 years old and above. But they may start earlier during 40 years old.
They are considered one of the leading problems in America and even in other countries.
Their mortality rate increased for years but the good news is that more effective ways and techniques are discovered to lessen the dangerous effect of having prostate problems.
National Cancer Institute keeps record of the survival rate for Prostate Cancer. For local and regional stages nearly survival rate is 100%.
Unhealthy lifestyle, obesity, stress and fatigue are just few of the reasons why prostate possible problems occur.
Sometimes, they are genetically acquired too, that is why seeking medical help at the initial onset of the problem is very important.
I will provide you top possible prostate problems that I am sure you do not want to experience.
It is the irritation and swelling of the prostate gland. There is an increased production of inflammatory cells inside the prostate gland.
There are actually various entities defined namely acute bacterial prostatitis, chronic bacterial prostatitis, nonbacterial or abacterial prostatitis, and prostatodynia.
Acute Bacterial Prostatitis
It is caused by bacterial infection into the prostate gland. Symptoms include pain accompanies by chills and fever. The pain is mainly at the base of the penis and around the anus.
Blockage in the prostate gland may occur which allows bacteria to grow easily.
You must visit and seek help from your doctor right away. Not seeking help can lead to other issue like bladder infection.
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
It is the result of repeated urinary tract infections that have entered the prostate gland. It can be silent disease because in some cases it takes a year for men to see symptoms.
Sometimes it takes a while to treat chronic bacterial prostatitis because it is persistent to some antibiotics. Ask your doctor for the best treatment as soon as you feel any abnormalities in your body.
Chronic Crostatitis /Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
It can cause pain in the pelvic muscles, in your lower back and at the tip of your penis. Ejaculation seems very painful and there is a need to urinate but pass only a small amount of urine.
Doctor will recommend a combination of medicines, surgical operation, and a change in your lifestyle.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Prostate Enlargement)
As the man ages, its prostate continues to grow and Doctors call it enlargement of the prostate. Although the prostate continues to develop during most of a man’s life, the enlargement doesn’t usually cause problems until late in life.
BPH seldom causes symptoms before age 40, yet 50% or more of men in their sixties and as many as 90% in their seventies and eighties have some signs of BPH.
You may have these following symptoms:
- a uncertain, interrupted, weak stream urination
- perseverance and leaking
- frequent urination
Age, obesity, increased fat intake, decreased physical activity, and diabetes increase the danger of developing Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. See more of treatment and prevention of prostate problems here.
Prostate Cancer (Adenocarcinoma)
Prostate Cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in America. National Cancer Institute shows a number of men affected by Prostate Cancer here.
Your body is made of millions of cells. The cells normal process is that they grow and divide to keep the body and everything else in it work functionally.
Yet, sometimes, the process goes wrong and the number of cells produce goes abnormally. The abnormal production of cells makes way to the growth of tumors in the prostate.
Prostate cancer occurs when a tumor forms in the tissue of the prostate. Prostate Cancer may include the following symptoms:
- you may find it hard to start urinating
- a presence of blood in the urine
- urination might be painful
- painful ejaculation
- maintaining an erection may be difficult
Presently, more men are surviving prostate cancer compared to before. Treatment can be effective, especially when the cancer has not spread beyond the region of the prostate or during the early stage.
Good nutrition, healthy lifestyle, appropriate weights are effective in prevention of prostate problems.
Ask your doctor for the supplements you need. Watch out for eating spicy foods that can be a cause of irritation of prostate.
Lessen red meat and saturated fat in the diet and eat more fruit and vegetables. Also try to avoid soda too much caffeine and alcohol to maintain prostate health.
Prostate problems are common in men but a good lifestyle and diet can reduce the risk of prostate cancer.