Prostate diseases are common health problems in men, which affect the urinary tract and can lead to sexual dysfunction, especially in older age. Professor Dr. Cem Güler, a specialist in urology at Batıgöz Balçova Surgical Medical Center, explained prostate diseases. Prof. Dr. Cem Güler emphasized the importance of prostate health for the proper functioning of men’s sexual functions and urinary tract, stating, “Prostate diseases are common health problems that negatively impact men’s quality of life, and the chances of effective treatment increase the earlier they are diagnosed.”
The prostate is an organ found in men, located at the beginning of the urinary tract. It is important for the elimination of urine and semen. Various diseases can occur when prostate health is compromised, including prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and prostatitis.
PAY ATTENTION TO PROSTATE CANCER
Prostate enlargement occurs as a result of the aging of the prostate gland. This condition is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Prostate enlargement can block the bladder outlet, leading to difficulty in urination, prostate pain, and prostatitis. Prostatitis is a condition that occurs as a result of inflammation of the prostate and can cause prostate pain. Prostate pain is felt in the part of the urethra close to the prostate gland and can also be felt in the testicles, penis, lower abdomen, and lower back.
Prostate treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. Treatment for prostate enlargement and prostatitis can be done with medications such as antibiotics and pain relievers. In cases of prostate enlargement, surgical interventions may be necessary as deemed necessary by your physician.
Prostate cancer is a type of cancer caused by abnormal growth in prostate cells. Prostate cancer can be treated if diagnosed early. However, it can be difficult to diagnose due to its similarity in symptoms to other prostate diseases.
When it comes to prostate cancer, a combination of treatment methods such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, and surgical procedures can be used. Prostate cancer and other prostate problems can be more successfully treated when detected early. The recommended screening test for prostate cancer is the PSA (prostate-specific antigen) test, which measures the levels of PSA in a man’s blood. Elevated PSA levels indicate the possibility of prostate cancer, and an effective treatment plan can be devised with early intervention.
SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION CAN BE A SYMPTOM
For early treatment of prostate diseases, it is important to observe the symptoms carefully and not neglect routine health check-ups. Common symptoms of prostate diseases include:
• Frequent urination • Difficulty urinating • Blood in the urine • Dripping or leakage after urination • Inability to urinate or a sensation of pain while urinating • Erectile problems • Low sexual desire
To take preventive measures against prostate diseases, regular exercise, a healthy diet, avoiding smoking and alcohol consumption, and choosing a healthy lifestyle are important. Routine doctor visits and screening tests recommended by your doctor are crucial for early detection of prostate problems.
Source: (BYZHA) Beyaz Haber Ajansı