The prostate is a gland that is only held by men. The prostate is located at the base of the urinary tract, with a weight of approximately 20 gr. The center of the prostate passed by the urinary tract. Because the prostate gland, the prostate is influenced by sex hormone testosterone.
Prostate function to produce a fluid that come mixed in the semen for sperm to swim to fertilize an egg. Sometimes the prostate will enlarge. Prostate will clamp the urethra located in the middle when he enlarged. This condition causes urinary disturbances.
Also through the aging prostate. This is because the influence of hormones whose levels will decline with age.
Prostate disorders typically affects men aged 50 and older. There are several diseases affecting the prostate, among others:
Benign prostate enlargement
Inflammation of the prostate can befall young adult males aged 30 to 45 years. Symptoms include discomfort in the lower abdomen (selangkangkangan). Inflammation of the prostate caused by bacteria, food, psychological elements. Prostate inflammation may last for many years.
The prostate is composed of cells. Cells that initially benign beruabah become cancerous. The cause has yet been clearly established. There are 2 symptoms of prostate enlargement, namely:
Symptoms of small bowel obstruction be disturbed (halting), the shower is weak, incomplete urination, hesitation to memuang little water, waited so long to wait some time before you urinate.
Of course, these symptoms are very disturbing. Can not urinate very dangerous. Why? because the urine will go back to the kidneys and cause damage.
Prostate disorders are often encountered are benign prostate enlargement, because all men will experience it as part of the aging process. What can you do to detect, among other things:
Record the complaint and make an assessment of the complaint.
Perform a physical examination as a whole and do digital rectal examination.
Perform blood and urine tests, and examinations of PSA (Prostate specific antigen) to detect prostate cancer early. Do also check uroflowmetri (examination of the urine stream by using a tool called a uroflowmeter).
Perform ultrasonography (USG) which can be made through the abdominal wall or through dubur.Berfungsi to assess prostate volume and condition accurately.
Treatment of prostate enlargement depends on the severity tinmgkat. Some cases simply be overcome by taking the drug, non-surgical method is through heating. Heating process will help scrunching prostate. In principle, the prostate is blocking the road scraped shingga urine is not disrupted.
For the case of a malignant prostate, the treatment must be different for malignant cells and difficult to spread. The most frequently to the bone. First of all see first how the case at hand, how many stages, whether radical prostatectomy surgery can be done (removed all). It is also of course be adjusted to the age and condition of the patient.
Elderly patients generally have a lot of trouble, we could be in the heart, kidneys, or other organs that have decreased function. Treatment which until recently developed is a minimally invasive therapy, such as TUNA (Trans Urethral Needle Ablation), which has risks and side effects minimal, effective, quick, inexpensive, and safe. TUNA is a non-surgical treatment which is recognized by the AUA (American Urological Asiciation).