Man's natural prostate
Man’s prostate

What is the prostate gland?

The prostate gland is a component of the man’s reproductive system. It is like a lemon in size. It is located in front of the rectum and below the urinary bladder, encircling the urethra like a ring. Inside the prostate, the urethra and semen stream meet to form a single course to the outer urinary urethra (the regenerative organ). In this article, we will provide you with an overview of the prostate gland and how to keep it healthy throughout your life.

So any inflammation, enlargement, or tumor of the prostate can affect the urinary and sexual function of the man. This can also negatively affect the efficiency of the intimate function of the man as well as symptoms of the delayed and weak flow of urine

Prostate gland functions

The proven functions include the secretion of the majority of the liquid during the intimate process. This fluid helps nourish a man’s sperm and provides it with energy. This energy helps it move forward to reach the place of the egg in a woman’s uterus. 

One of the functions of the liquid is that it relieves the acidity of the vagina in a woman that hinders the life of a man’s sperm. Another benefit is the prostate secretion of antibacterials, which help prevent microbial infections of the urinary tract.

Prostate gland problems

There are three main types of prostate problems: enlargement, infections, and tumors.

In young people and under the 50s, when the prostate size is small, infections are commonly complained of as a result of the entry of the bacterium into the urinary and reproductive tract. Then, inflammation occurs.

Inflamed prostate

 In maturation, after 50 years, men start to complain about symptoms of enlarged prostate and narrowing or blockage in the urethra. As a result, urine is trapped in the bladder. This can constitute a fertile environment for the reproduction and growth of germs that are transmitted to the prostate, and, thus, cause inflammation.

The problem here is that any prostate infection will increase inflation. This in turn increases the blockage of the stream and the blockage of urine, and, therefore, worsens the condition.

The gradual enlargement of the prostate is considered normal as prostate size continues to swell with age. This is a consequence of the effect of male testosterone produced by man’s hormonal glands after puberty. This inflation is benign and not malignant, since malignant tumors (cancer) in their initial stages do not cause prostate enlargement. Instead, they appear in the form of a lump and a contract. While inflation only appears when the injury reaches a very advanced stage

We can summarize the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement in a range of common complaints, the most important of which are:

  1. Feeling the need to go to the bathroom frequently and at short intervals 
  2. Repeat waking up at night to go to the bathroom 
  3. Feeling that the bladder is not completely discharged, and the accompanying discomfort and frequent need for the bathroom 
  4. Burning sensation, which may be the first symptom of inflammation and may be accompanied by high body temperature or fever with a strong tremor
  5. Weakness in the flow of urine
  6. Cut off urine and delay its descent

Tools to diagnose the prostate gland diseases

To examine and diagnose the source of prostate disease, the physician relies on the  following:

Clinical history 

Here the doctor asks the patient about the history of symptoms and diseases, such as diabetes, myocardial weakness, and kidney failure. He may also ask him about the medications he or she is taking, including urine management.

Blood test

 The objective of this test is to measure the prostate factor or PSA (prostate-specific antigen). Anyone over 40 years of age must do this test annually, especially if he has symptoms of difficulty urinating. 

As soon as the analysis results are revealed, the suspicions of benign prostate hyperplasia, or cancerous hypertrophy, start to grow. Certainly, this is not the only indicator of the incidence of any of these diseases. To have enough indicators, one has to do more tests, including taking a sample of prostate tissue and subjecting it to analysis if necessary.

Analysis of a urine sample

 This analysis can detect any inflammation or infection in the urethra.

Ultrasound scans

 Here, the treating doctor photographs the prostate through the anus or the abdominal wall by ultrasound. These rays can detect any enlargement or tumors in the prostate.

Prevention of prostate gland diseases

Diseased prostate blocks urine from being driven out
Diseased prostate

It is important to take care of the health of the prostate. This will enable you not only to maintain its important role in the body but also to avoid its problems. The consequences of such problems may be the aforementioned symptoms or suffering from chronic pelvic pain. This may reach a 70% rate of infection in men during their lifetime and, subsequently, cause some health disorders that affect the quality of healthy life.

The most important things to mention when talking about prevention are:

Giving up smoking 

Studies have revealed that smoking plays a role in chronic prostatitis, and even in developing cancer.

Emptying the bladder 

Emptying the bladder from urine before and after intimacy helps reduce the risk of microbial infections of the urinary tract in general and the prostate gland in particular.

Eating garlic, onions, leeks, and tomatoes

Research has shown that eating the above foods regularly can help reduce the risk of prostate cancer. These foods are rich in antioxidants that stand in the way of free chemical electrolytes responsible for the emergence of cancerous tumors.

Reducing the intake of fat-saturated foods 

Examples of these foods are red meat and whole milk which research has proven their relationship with the emergence of prostate cancer. On the other hand, eating plant fats instead of animal fats helps protect the prostate.

Drinking green tea

Normal prostate

Studies have shown that those who drink green tea daily are less likely to develop prostate cancer compared to those who don’t drink it.

Eating fish

Fish such as salmon, sardines, and tuna, are rich in omega-3 acids which are significantly associated with a decline in the risk of prostate cancer. In addition, they stimulate the immune system and protect the heart.

Drinking much fresh orange and lemon juice 

Oranges and lemons contain large amounts of vitamin C which plays an important role in helping to avoid prostate gland enlargement.

Early treatment of the prostate gland means good results

Men’s fear of seeing doctors check for prostate trouble is primarily due to the psychological factor. The majority of men are afraid that the doctor will discover that they have prostate tumors. They think that this constitutes a threat to their life., or their sexual abilities at the very least. But invoking fear as a justification for neglecting the situation is the shortest way to the worst condition.

All in all, the treatment options are multiple. The treatment plan depends on the types of symptoms, and on decisions made by both the patient and the doctor. This includes available choices, such as wait time, medications, laser intervention, and various surgical means. 

For the sake of preserving your health, you should always consult a doctor immediately in case of any suspected symptoms related to the prostate. َAlso, it is so important for those who are 50 or over to carry out periodic examinations to ensure early detection of prostate troubles in case there are any pathological changes. 

Bear in mind that the quicker the diagnosis and the treatment are, the excellent results you will get.

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