In ancient days, the countless number of men aged between 40 and 75 has suffered from prostate disease and died early as a result of ignorance. However, prostate disease is well and can be felt today in preventing early onset with the help of various diagnostic tools and treatment.
About the prostate
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It is a gland that is placed in the lower abdominal cavity, just below the bladder, in front of the rectum and behind the pubic bone and partially surrounds the urethra. The urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis and runs right through the prostate.
A healthy prostate is a walnut, weighs about 1 oz.
The seminal vesicles prostate produces a protein that mixes with prostatic fluid which forms semen. The tubes from the testicles carry sperm to the prostate where sperm mixes with seminal vesicle and prostatic fluids. This fluid is ejaculated during orgasm through ejaculatory ducts that connect with the urethra. Also, aids prostate-control urine flow. Men who are over forty and zinc may experience an enlarged prostate.
Symptoms of prostate problems
The enlargement of the prostate is called benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH. If a man experiences problems with burning, urination or restless, consulting a urologist is a necessity.
Other symptoms are a strong sensation urination, feeling no bladder emptying, frequent urination especially at night, irregular starts and that the urinary stream.
The negligence of BPH is very dangerous and can lead to infections or kidney damage and bladder infections. Early detection and treatment prevents prostate cancer.
– The condition and size of the prostate by inserting gloved finger into the rectum is determined by the urologist and is known as Digital rectal examination (DRE).
– To diagnose prostate cancer, the FDA approved the use of monitoring blood levels for prostate specific antigen (PSA). The test gives Tandem R total PSA and free PSA. – Urine testing helps diagnose prostate problems or blood screening for infection. Chemical tests checked to see if there is liver disease, diabetes or kidney disease. – Hyperplasia: Proof intravenous pyelogram (IVP) record the progression of a dye (injected into a vein) through the kidneys, bladder and ureter tubes. – Ultrasound of the urinary bladder determines whether there is left in the bladder after urination. The prostate ultrasound is a test to estimate the size of the prostate. – Proof of the radionuclide bone scan indicates that the cancer has spread to lymph nodes. – Cystoscopy allows the doctor to visually examine the bladder and prostate. – Computed axial tomography (CAT), the projection of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dissection of pelvic lymph node are other tests for prostate cancer. Treatment – The treatment for localized cancer stage I or II is waiting, surgery, radiation and finally vigilant. – Treatment for cancer spread beyond the prostate (stage III) is by radiation, chemotherapy, radiotherapy or hormone therapy conformal maintaining the tumor in check. – Cryosurgery is used to kill prostate cancer cells by freezing them. – The treatment for BPH is initially next to drugs, inasteride (Proscar) and terazosin (Hytrin), and also Ayurvedic, Reflexology, Food Therapy, images, hydrotherapy, yoga therapy and vitamin and mineral. – Defects dysfunction treated with drugs, injections, penile implants, surgery with nerve-sparing surgery.
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