Prostate problems can affect any man, even younger men who would think they’d be free from any kind of prostate problems. Under the age of 50, prostatitis is a common prostate problem. For the older man, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or an enlarged prostate is a common complaint. Prostate cancer is a statistically a less common problem than other prostate problems, but often symptoms often get confused amongst the multitude of other prostate complaints.
Prostatitis is usually caused by bacteria which spreads from the bladder or the urethra to anywhere in the urinary tract which results in prostate inflammation. The condition can vary in severity.
Symptoms of prostate problems
- Frequent and urgent need to urinate
- Getting up several times a night to urinate, negatively affecting sleep quality
- Problem starting urination eve when there is an urgent need to go
- Weak stream of urine
- Constant need to urinate, even if you have just urinated
- Leaking or dribbling urine
Prostate problems such as BPH are not serious life threatening conditions so do not be alarmed. However, they will have serious negative effects on your quality of life, and can cause problems such as urinary tract infections as the bladder sometimes can’t be emptied completely.
Treating prostate problems
There are various ways of treating prostate problems depending on the condition you are suffering from. Some treatments for lowering prostate problems are as follows:
Prostatis is often treated with a course of antibiotics, whilst paracetemol or Ibuprofen eases the pain and fever symptoms depending on how serious they are. Sometimes even higher doses of painkillers are recommended. Laxatives are also essential for treating prostate problems, as hard stools can cause pain and discomfort as they press on the prostate. These can be broken down by the laxatives in order to relieve this pressure.
Benign prostatis hyperplasia
This prostate problem can be treated by advanced medical procedures such as laser therapy, alpha-blocker medication, herbal remedies and inhibitor medicines are all popular treatments.
How can you lower or prevent prostate problems?
The phrase that best fits the answer to how can I prevent prostate problems is an age old saying well known to most – ‘prevention is better than a cure’. Many men go for regular prostate massages in order to prevent and cure future prostate problems. A prostate massage is good for relieving the symptoms of BPH. For men that already suffer from prostate problems such as prostatis, a prostate massage is not recommended, so make sure you consult your doctor. The chance of developing Prostate cancer risk is also meant to be lowered by a prostate massage.