Common Diseases That Affects The Prostate

Common Diseases That Affects The Prostate

The prostate is a gland that is part of the male reproductive system that is responsible in the production of fluid that makes up semen. The muscle in your prostate also ensures that your semen is flushed out into the urethra and expelled during ejaculation. Your prostate is about the size of a walnut and is located directly below your bladder and above the muscle of your pelvic floor.

We have the best urologist at Doral Health and Wellness Urology Center that can help you with your condition. We also offer services of prostate ultrasound and biopsy to have your symptoms checked. You can contact us by visiting our clinic or our website at https://www.urologistbrooklyn.com.

Here are three of the most common diseases that affect your prostate:

Prostatitis

Is when your prostate becomes swollen, tender, and inflamed. This condition is not cancer and is very different from having an enlarged prostate. There are four types of prostatitis, and each has its own set of symptoms and causes.

    • Acute bacterial prostatitis (category 1) – this condition is usually caused by a common strain of bacteria, which spread from other parts of the urinary tract or reproductive systems
    • Chronic bacterial prostatitis (category 2) – bacteria is trapped in the prostate gland, that can cause recurrent UTI that can become difficult to treat. This condition generally has the same cause as acute bacterial prostatitis
    • Chronic pelvic pain syndrome, or CPPS (category 3) – this condition is the most common type of prostatitis. This type causes chronic pain in the pelvis, perineum, and the male genitalia.
    • Asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis (category 4) – this condition causes inflammation in the prostate gland without symptoms. You can find out about this condition after getting tests for other problems, such as fertility test.

Enlarged Prostate

As men ages, their prostate typically grows. This growth can affect the tissues surrounding it, causing several issues, including loss of bladder function. Enlarged prostate is also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a non-cancerous condition very common in males and causes blockage in the urethra and flow of urine out of the body.

Prostate Cancer

This forms in the tissues of the prostate. Although the exact causes of prostate cancer is unknown, genetics, inflammation, and environmental factors such as diet and smoking likely play a role in this condition. Men who are more than 65 or have a family history of the same condition are at greater risk of having prostate cancer. All men should have their PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) checked regularly to check its level, if it is high it could indicate that there is a possible diagnosis of prostate cancer.

If you or your loved one is suffering from any problems with your prostate, you can schedule an appointment with Doral Health and Wellness Urology Center’s best urologist in Brooklyn. We also offer services of prostate ultrasound and biopsy to have your symptoms checked. To schedule an appointment, please visit us at 1797 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11212 or call 1-347-384-5690. You can also visit our website at https://www.urologistbrooklyn.com/.

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