Q1. What is prostate? Where is it located?
The prostate (not prostrate) is a small, squishy gland about the size of a ping-pong ball, located deep inside the groin, between the base of the penis and the rectum. It is important for reproduction, because it supplies the seminal fluid, which mixes with sperm from the testes. Seminal fluid helps the sperm to travel and survive.
The environment where the prostate is located, in actual fact, is too crowded.
Therefore, when there is a prostate disease, you can do a digital rectal examination and touch the back of the prostate.
In the middle of the prostate gland, there is a urethra. During the ejaculation, the prostate will contract. The contents of the vas deferens and seminal vesicles can be pressed into the posterior urethra via the ejaculatory duct and excreted to prevent semen from returning to the bladder. It can be said that the prostate gland guards the upper urethra, so if the prostate is sick, urination is affected first.
Q2. Do you know prostate is actually fragile and weak?
When the male reached puberty, his prostate will continue to produce prostatic fluid around the clock to ensure the continuous delivery of sperm. In the long run, many problems will be found, such as hyperplasia, inflammation, and even cancer. So how do one know if there is a prostate problem?
In general, when encounter these symptoms, you may want to check if there is a possibility of prostate problems.
- – needing to urinate frequently, including getting up several times at night to use the bathroom
- – pain during urination
- – difficulty urinating
- – a sense of urgency when needing to urinate
- – pain in the perineum, the space between the scrotum and rectum
- – pain in the lower back, rectum, penis, or testicles
- – pain when ejaculating
- – difficulty ejaculating
- – signs of an infection, such as fever, chills, nausea, or vomiting
Q3. How can prostatitis affect a person?
Due to the stimulation of inflammation, it can causes a series of symptoms such as lumbosacral, perineum, testicular and other parts of the pain, urine is not clean, night urinary frequency, etc.
In the long run, most of the patients will feel painful, restless, affect work and life, and even affect sexual function, which can lead to infertility.
Prostatitis, if not treated in time, can lead to prostatic hyperplasia, oppression of the bladder outlet, so that the urine can not be completely empty, while residual urine appears. Residual urine is a good medium for bacterial reproduction. At this time, if prostatitis is not fully treated, it can lead to other infections such as pyelonephritis, hydronephrosis, etc., and then developed into nephritis, and finally into uremia.
Q4. How to maintain a healthy prostate?
The best way to deal with the prostate problem is to prevent it from happening. If you can maintain good daily habits, you can reduce the risk of prostate problems. For example, pay attention to keep sensitive parts clean, drink plenty of water, or stay spleen for a long time, ensure normal urination and defecation, and check your body regularly. This is very meaningful for improving immunity and preventing the occurrence of prostatitis.