Should I Worry About My Enlarged Prostate?

Published: 27th April 2010
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The signs and symptoms of prostate enlargement vary from man to man but can include, the man having difficulty with starting to urinate, a slower than normal flow of urine, and possible dribbling at the end of urination, or felling that you need to urinate frequently with an increased need to urinate during the night. A man who has enlarged prostate may have blood in the urine, may not be able to empty the bladder completely and may have an increased urgency to urinate more frequently.

Men who have experienced any of these signs or symptoms of enlarged prostate should see a doctor for a diagnosis. It is important to find out if you have enlarged prostate or not because if you are bothered by the symptoms there is treatment. Testing can eliminate other diseases that are more serious and have the same symptoms. Other diseases with the same symptoms that can be more serious than prostate enlargement include prostate cancer, prostatitis, diabetes, bladder stone and even heart failure. When you see the doctor you will be asked about your signs and symptoms and also asked to disclose family history and your personal medical history. Tests may be conducted at the doctor's including urine tests, and a digital rectal examination. A blood test may be taken to determine the PSA (prostate specific antigen). If these tests indicate an enlarged prostate, other tests may also be conducted.

These other diagnostic tests for enlarged prostate include a cystoscopy, an intravenous pyelogram that is an X-ray of the urinary tract, a urinary flow test and a urine volume test.

It is important for males not to worry about prostate enlargement because psychological, behavioral, and biological consequences of worrying may be worse than the consequences of an enlarged prostate.

By going to see your doctor, any worries you have can be laid to rest. An enlarged prostate is quite common and very rarely does it result in a fatality. Some men with an enlarged prostate do not even know they have it.

Young men especially have little to worry about concerning the prostate because typically problems with the prostate do not present until men are in there fifties. When men reach their fifties the most commonly reported prostate problem is growth of the prostate.

A variety of other natural substances have been found to effectively help men of all ages with their prostate health. A few examples of these are Vitamin E, Echinacea, Nettle Leaf, Parsley Extract, Cayenne Pepper, and Cranberry Extract. Unless you want to have ten different bottles standing in you bathroom, you will have to find a supplement that unites all these substances in one convenient pill. Easier said than done! Most supplements are incomplete, or offer too little of the nutrient to actually make a difference and are mostly filler. An exception to these "hollow supplements" is Prostacet, a powerful and complete supplement to not only treat, but to prevent as well BPH and prostatitis. By preventing and treating these relatively minor conditions, you will also significantly decrease your chance of developing prostate cancer

Prevention is the best course of action because there is not a single man who is not at risk to developing one or more of these conditions in their lifetime. A commonly made mistake is to think "I won't happen to me at my age". An increasing number of young men are developing at least one of these three conditions of the prostate.

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