This involves the loss of bladder control in men which leads to involuntary loss of urine. This is very common in both men and women as they age.
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Its primary cause is bacteria although there are many other possible causes as well such as uric acid disorder, prostate stones, a virus and auto immune diseases. Prostatitis is one of the more common problems that develop on men’s prostate as they age.
Men’s prostate may enlarge or become dysfunctional leading to impotence. Impotence is the in ability to sustain an erection. Men of all ages can experience this which is why keeping a healthy prostate is important despite your age and doing mens prostate stimulation.
Prostatism is a condition in Men’s prostates that disrupts the flow of urine. This is usually the result of an enlargement of the prostate gland.
BPH or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
This involves the enlargement of men’s prostates as they mature. When the prostate becomes too large it presses on the bladder causing the latter organ to compress and become irritable. This usually results in more frequent urination, dribbling and a weak stream.
The disease that most men fear and the one that causes the most damage to men’s prostates is cancer. In the US alone statistics show that at least 1 out of 6 men will be diagnosed of prostate cancer during his lifetime. In 2010 over 217,700 Americans were diagnosed of prostate cancer and 32,000 people died of the disease.
The prominence of this disease in most societies makes it a very big problem for men and something that we should constantly be seeking to prevent. Prostate cancer is normally treatable if it is discovered early so regular checkups are very important.
Here are a couple of symptoms that men should look out for:
• Frequent urination
• Hesitancy in urinating (difficult to start)
• Waking up from sleep to urinate (often several times in one night)
• Blood found on your semen
• Blood found on your urine
• Partial/total loss of bladder control
It is important to watch out for the symptoms of prostate cancer but it is even more important that men go through regular checkups and have a mens prostate exam. It is entirely possible for the symptoms to never materialize until it’s too late so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
If you do observe a symptom though, you should consult a doctor immediately. Even if you’re not entirely sure if it’s actually a symptom or just a random/temporary occurrence, you should still have yourself tested for cancer.
The doctor will try to feel men’s prostates through the wall of the rectum. He’ll be looking for unusual bumps that might have developed on your prostate. It doesn’t take long and will usually last for just a couple of minutes.
Prostate Specific Antigen exam (PSA)
This exam measures the level of prostate specific antigen produced by men’s prostates. Large amounts of the antigen in our blood will hint at a prostate dysfunction, not necessarily cancer but it’s one of the possibilities.
Trans rectal Ultrasound
Trans rectal ultrasound uses sound waves to create an image of men’s prostates. This will allow the doctors to determine if the organ is developing lumps or is too large. The image will also help the doctors check if there are other abnormalities that might be signs of cancer.
This procedure uses a scope that is inserted into the urethra and will allow the physicians to look at the mens prostate. An anesthetic will be used on the patient prior to the examination. To keep a strong surrounding for your prostate, be sure to do your kegel exercises for men.