Treatment For a Swollen Prostate:
There are number of treatments and options available for men dealing with a swollen prostate. Many doctors and other medical specialists provide valuable information on medical websites to assist you in making the right treatment choice for a swollen prostate. We found the information that was backed by actual medical studies were more informative and credible.
Swollen prostate problems are common in many older men. The prostate is a small gland that is located directly under the bladder of all males that frequently becomes swollen. Its job is to store, produce and emit a fluid called prostatic fluid that combines with a man’s sperm. There is a tube called the urethra that goes through the center of the prostate gland. This is the gland that the urine passes through as well as being the pathway for semen during ejaculation.
What are the symptoms of a swollen
As a man ages his prostate gland will usually get larger and sometimes very swollen. As a consequence the bladder has to exert more pressure to force the urine by the swollen prostate gland. Wheather the cause is from and infection or inflammation it usually causes the very small glands located inside of the prostate to become blocked and the prostatic fluid builds up which can cause considerable pain or at the very least restrict the flow of urine. Twenty-five percent of men between the ages of 40-60 will experience at least some symptoms of a swollen prostate gland.
If the cause of swollen prostate is bacterial in nature (acute prostatitis) then it is usually treated with antibiotics. Most men will usually show some quick improvement with this type of treatment and are cured with correct antibiotic management. If the cause is non-bacterial this will be treated with specific types drugs that reduce inflammation and muscle tension. Many times by simply reducing muscle tension will significantly help the flow of urine through the urethra. Another treatment and procedure involves widening the urethra by inserting a collapsed balloon at the location of the blockage and then expanding the balloon.
In more extreme cases surgery may be
performed where a surgical tool is guided through the urethra to
remove any tissue that may be causing pressure and limiting the flow
of urine. Other types of simple treatment for relieving the
discomfort of a non-bacterial swollen prostate would be: hot baths
for 20-30 minutes, ice packs if there is no relieve from taking the
hot baths. Regular exercise, even simply walking on a regular basis
Prostate Health; improving your diet can help a swollen prostate
Although not a cure, improving your diet may help. Some studies suggest diets rich in vegetables, fruits, fish and low in fat diminish the risks of prostate cancer and help the symptoms of a swollen prostate. Even red wine seems to have some benefit. Reducing your intake of animal fat is also known to have positive affects.
There are some who claim certain nutritional supplements may help as well. However, you should consult with a doctor before taking any type of supplements as some of them can actually make your symptoms worse.
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