The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis.
The function of the prostate is to secrete a slightly alkaline fluid, milky or white in appearance, that in humans usually constitutes roughly 30% of the volume of the semen along with spermatozoa and seminal vesicle fluid.
Average dimensions of the prostate are: 3.5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm. Weight for normal prostate ranges between 16 and 22 grams.
From the age of 30 for many men there is an increase in size of the prostate. Usually it is a benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The disease is very common, to the point that, although wrong, often believed that this is normal. With increasing age and the incidence of this disease so that 50-90% of men aged between 50 and 80 years have signs of BPH. The importance of this disease is that the enlarged prostate can press the urethra Abstract reducing the flow of urine and thus make it difficult urination.
On the other hand inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis) can occur at any age, so no man is spared the risk of developing some types of prostatitis.
The most common ailments on prostate:
The most common diseases of the prostate are:
-Benign Prostatic hyperplasia (BPH);
-Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate);
-Carcinoma of prostate.
Each of these diseases in different ways affects the health and life of man.
Potension and prostate
Erectile function was not directly affected by the prostate, so that, theoretically, disturbances in the function of the prostate should not affect sexual function.
In practice it is, however, different. The vast majority of men who have prostate problems or suffering from a prostate disease has a minor or major problems with their sexual function.
Symptoms of inflammation of the prostate
Inflammation of the prostate following strong pain, fever, abdominal uneasy sexual organs, frequent urges to urinate, and pain during sexual intercourse. The inflammation can become chronic, which are milder pain, and eventually leads to sterility.
Regular control can save your life. For example, after detection of prostate cancer on time, is virtually curable, and the patient continues normal life. Avoiding regular controls can do nothing. When you feel the first symptoms of any prostate pain usually has it in quite an advanced stage when treatment is less effective. So, the best thing you can do for yourself when it comes to prostate are regular check-ups. Just regular prostate checks allow you to live a carefree and relaxed.