More men are getting health conscious every day because of the number of reasons. Few of which is to have a longer life, to avoid the pain and sufferings diseases my cause and to be fit and healthy, yet no matter how hard you protect your body sometimes it is just bound to experiences some illnesses.
Still, illnesses and diseases shouldn’t consume you because you are more than them, and you can definitely overcome such difficulties if you deeply understand the correct treatment and ways to prevent those illnesses.
Every parts of the body must work effectively for the body to function well. If one is missing or not functional, then it may trigger a shorter lifespan or slow production.
You might be hearing about prostate and you barely understand what it is, or you might be confused about its functions.
Throughout this review you’ll come to know about prostate, its functions and some afflictions associated with prostate gland.
What Is Prostate?
Prostate is a walnut shaped glad found just below bladder and anterior to the rectum. Prostate gland is an organ member of male reproductive system. It usually wraps itself around the urethra (tube for the passage for the urine to flow). Prostate is only found in male reproductive system. See image below.
Prostate Gland’s Functions
Androgens also known as male hormones are very important for prostate gland to function properly. Example of male hormone is testosterone. Testosterone helps stimulate and maintain sexual function, maintain bone strength and others.
The main function of prostate is to the production of seminal fluid that mixes with sperm to form semen. Here is the complete profile for prostate.
The prostate secretes milky fluid that nourishes the sperm. “During ejaculation, the prostate squeezes this fluid into the urethra and it’s expelled with sperm as semen.
The vasa deferentia (singular: vas deferens) bring sperm from the testes to the seminal vesicles. The seminal vesicles contribute fluid to semen during ejaculation”, as WebMdexplained.
Prostate plays a major role in making your sexual health healthier and powerful.
Some Prostate Conditions
Too much and too little consumption of drugs, unhealthy foods and unhealthy lifestyle can actually lead to complication in prostate or even in the other parts of the body.
Prostitis is the inflammation of the prostate glands results into failure to urinate, blood in the urine and painful urination.
- Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the most cancers among men. Surgery, chemotherapy (a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body) and other treatments are available to treat prostate cancer.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
BPH usually occurs on older men. The prostate enlarges and urination is somewhat difficult. BPH is treatable with medications or slightly invasive techniques.
What Are The Risk Factors Associated With Prostate?
Here are the few factors that might contribute to prostate diseases
- Environmental Factors
- Family History
Other risk factors can’t be changed while others can still be changed. Remember risk factors are not the core indicators of everything. There are people who get lots of risks factors yet never get prostate cancer for example.
There are also who never get the risk factors yet they had cancer. Take a look at what CDC tells about risk factors involving prostate.
Although these diseases can be considered terminal, million men who are diagnosed with these diseases yet they are still alive today.
Why? Because of early detection and a big shift in their lifestyle. Big shift in lifestyle would include daily intake of foods rich in fiber, minerals, and vitamins, and regular in exercise.
Prostate is a very important organ in male system that you should protect and nurture it as far as possible. Prostate can be a complex organ despite its size and can’t just be contained in a single article. You can personally ask your Doctor or seek medical help if you experienced any discomfort.
Consume things in moderation and have a balanced lifestyle. If you have a healthy male reproductive system, you can be able to have a healthy sexual life that you can enjoy with your wife as long as you live.
After all, all the sacrifices and hard work of maintaining healthy lifestyle will all be worth it every single day.