Many men fear prostate problems. Prostate cancer is a real concern for many men, especially if there is a family history of the condition. Yet there are more prostate conditions than just cancer. Although you are having problems with your prostate, it may be a condition that can be treated or is not alarming in any way. Here are the three most common prostate conditions.
This is the most common prostate condition found in men. Prostatitis is an inflammation and/or swelling of the prostate. The causes of prostatitis are not known or understood, but it is believed it may be caused by a microorganism. It may also be related to chemicals or an infection in the urinary tract. It can also be caused by nerve damage to the pelvic area. This prostate condition is treated by addressing the symptoms of pain, discomfort, and inflammation.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a prostate condition in which the prostate is enlarged, but not a sign of cancer. When the prostate is enlarged, it can cause complications with sexual and urinary health. There are a number of treatments available for this prostate condition, including lifestyle changes, medications, minimally invasive procedures, or traditional surgery.
Although it is not as common as you might think, an enlarged prostate does sometimes mean a diagnosis of cancer. However, a diagnosis of prostate cancer is not necessarily a prediction of the end. There are many successful treatments, and some patients recover completely from the condition.
If you are noticing problems with your sexual or urinary health, it could be a sign of prostate conditions. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment.