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Today’s Health Tips
19 January, 2018

 

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PROSTATE PROBLEMS !

 
 

PROSTATE PROBLEMS !

Prostate problems are very common in men above 50. Like Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, which means the prostate is enlarged, but not cancerous….

 

What is Prostate?

The prostate is a gland about the size of a walnut. It is part of the male reproductive system and wraps around the tube that carries urine out of the bladder. It grows larger with age. If the prostate is too large, it can cause health issues. Having prostate problems does not always mean it is cancerous.

 

Signs of a prostate problem

  • Frequent urge to urinate
  • Need to get up many times during the night to urinate
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Not being able to urinate
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Frequent pain or stiffness in lower back, hips, pelvic or rectal area, or upper thighs
  • Dribbling of urine
 

Some Common Prostate Problems

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Medications : Sometimes medicines can help to shrink the prostate and relax the muscles near the prostate to ease the symptoms.

Surgery : When a medication doesn’t work, surgery is suggested to help urine flow. There are various types of BPH surgery. Regular checkups are important after surgery.

Other treatments : Radio waves, microwaves, or lasers are sometimes used to treat urinary problems caused by BPH. These methods use different kinds of heat to reduce extra prostate tissue.

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis

Usually starts suddenly from a bacterial infection

  • It can cause fever, chills, or pain
  • It might hurt while urinating
  • It may bleed while urinating

Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis

t is an infection which may occur multiple times.It is rare and can be hard to treat. Sometimes taking antibiotics for a long time may work. Chronic prostatitis also called Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS).Very common type of prostate problem. It can cause pain in the lower back, in the groin area, or at the tip of the penis. Men with this problem often have painful ejaculation. They may feel the need to urinate frequently, but pass only a small amount of urine. Treating CPPS sometimes require a combination of medicines, surgery, and lifestyle changes.

 

Some symptoms of Cancer in the Prostate Gland

  • The patient urinates more often
  • The patient gets up at night more often to urinate
  • Finding it hard to start urinating
  • Finding it hard to keep urinating once started
  • There may be blood in the urine
  • Urination might be painful
 

In advanced stages the following symptoms are also possible:

  • Bone pain, often in the spine (vertebrae), pelvis, or ribs
  • The proximal part of the femur can be painful
  • Leg weakness (if cancer has spread to the spine and compressed the spinal cord)
  • Urinary incontinence (if cancer has spread to the spine and compressed the spinal cord)
  • Faecal incontinence (if cancer has spread to the spine and compressed the spinal cord) be hard to treat.
 

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Digital Rectum Examination
  • Urinalysis
  • Urodynamic tests
  • Cystoscopy
  • Abdominal ultrasound
  • Transrectal ultrasound with prostate biopsy
  • MRI or CT scan.
 

Diet defence against enlarged prostate

  • Sesame seeds
  • Fish
  • Tofu
  • Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado
 

Uro Packages available at DESUN

  • Prostate (TURP)
  • Trans Urethral Resection of Bladder Tumour
  • Cysto / Internal Urethrotomy
  • CAPD Catheter Insertion
  • Resection of Bladder Neck
  • Cysto / RGP / L.C / D.J Stenting
 
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