All men are at risk of prostate disorders because all of them have it. So, what they can do to deal with that? First of all, They need to know what exactly they are and be prepared for them in case of they taken place.
What Is Prostate?
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis. The Prostate is an organ forming part of the male reproductive system. It is doughnut shaped as it surrounds the beginning of the urethra, the tube that conveys urine from the bladder to the penis. The nerves that control erections surround the prostate. The prostate is just in front of the rectum. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body.
The prostate secretes fluid that nourishes and protects 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.
What Are Prostate Disorders?
There are four main prostate disorders which can see them in the following list:
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
- Prostate cancer
What Are Prostate Disorders Symptoms?
All can have similar symptoms, which may include one or more of the following:
- Waking frequently at night to urinate
- Sudden or urgent need to urinate
- Difficulty in starting to urinate
- Slow flow of urine and difficulty in stopping
- Discomfort when urinating
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Decrease in libido (sex urge)
- Reduced ability to get an erection
Most men tend to accept the onset of one or more of these symptoms as being a natural consequence of ageing, and not related to prostate disorders. However, anyone experiencing any of the above symptoms is advised to consult a doctor without delay. Early expert diagnosis and treatment is important and may avert potentially serious health consequences.
We will talk about these four disorders in the Dr. Elist Health Blog in upcoming weeks.
Image Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia