Prostate enlargement is the abnormal increase in the size of your prostate which often compresses your urethra to restrict your urinary flow and if left untreated could result in cancer or erectile dysfunction...
Of course, prostate gland lies just below the bladder in males... and surrounds the top part of the urinary passage that drains from the bladder, known as urethra. This wonderful gland produces the bulk of the fluid in semen i.e. the fluid that transports and nourishes sperm.
As you can see, when the prostate tissue enlarges, we call it prostate enlargement... when that happens, immediate effort must be taken to address it ...
If neglected may cause problems to your penis, or result into what we call prostate cancer or might clamp so hard on the urethra that it blocks the passage of urine...
Usually, prostate enlargement affects mostly men in their 40s. The tendency increases with age as you can greatly see below:
Symptoms are usually similar but the following are what to look out for:
Diagnosis is based on history and medical examination such as Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test. This is a result that indicates the amount of prostrate antigen that have leaked into your blood stream.
Remember, your prostate is a male gland in shape of an "O" helping to secrete fluid into the semen that acts to improve the movement
and viability of your sperm during intercourse. Sometimes this fluid seep into your blood stream.
When you have too much of that fluid in your system especially with an indication above 0.4ng/1, then it's considered dangerous. And a serious indication that your prostate is sick -- enlargement, prostatis or becoming cancerous.
Like I tried to explain above, PSA is normally produced by the prostate to liquefy semen and is usually present in the blood at low levels.
Another must-do-examination is the Digital Rectum Examination (DRE). This is a must if you're above 40years. During such examination, the doctor inserts a lubricated gloved hand into your rectum to ascertain the condition of your prostate gland. The goal is to check for lumps or stiffness on your prostate.
Prostate enlargement is a big challenge to men. Enlargement that doesn't allow full evacuation of urine from your bladder poses a serious health risk to you. When this happens challenges such as enumerated below may raise their ugly heads: