The awareness of prostate health has increased over the years. Men are much more concerned about their prostate as the instance of cancer and other diseases are becoming more prevalent. Unfortunately the majority of men do not have a thorough knowledge of what the prostate is, and why having a healthy prostate is good for the body. Tucson men’s health services from Men’s Vitality Clinic can help men across Tucson understand more about their overall health and the health of their prostate.
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a gland that is about the size of a walnut and rests internally. The prostate is located below the bladder, and directly in front of the rectum. This gland is responsible for aiding in semen production. A portion of the prostate surrounds the urethra and as such, problems with the prostate often affect the urination process.
Many of the problems that are associated with the prostate are due to enlargement. Sometimes the prostate begins to enlarge as a man ages (also known as BPH). When this gland enlarges it can impinge upon the urethra. When this happens, passing urine becomes very difficult. It also leads to an increased frequency of urination, or straining to urinate. When an enlarged prostate is left untreated other problems may arise; bladder damage, etc. Prostatitis is an infection of the prostate that can lead to inflammation. This infection can be treated with antibiotics.
The Tucson men’s health services from Men’s Vitality Clinic can help individuals monitor the health of their prostate. Simple blood tests can follow the PSA level for men over the age of 40 years. Regular screening will allow a physician to come up with the proper treatment plan. When you are having problems urinating or maintaining a urine stream, contact your physician immediately. There is help available for men who suffer from an enlarged prostate.