Prostate enlargement is the most common disorder of the urinary
tract. This complaint occurs mostly in the elderly people.
What is Prostate Gland?
The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that forms
part of the male reproductive system. The gland is made of
two lobes or regions, enclosed by an outer layer of tissue.
The prostate is located in front of the rectum and just below
the bladder, where urine is stored. The prostate also surrounds
the urethra, the canal through which urine passes out of the
body. Its function is to squeeze fluid into the urethra while
sperm moves during sexual climax.
Why does it enlarge?
is common for the prostate gland to become larger as the age
advances. Though the prostate continues to grow during most
of man's life, the enlargement doesn't usually cause problems
until late in life. Prostate enlargement shows symptoms at
the age between 40s and 60s.
As the prostate enlarges, the surrounding capsule stops it
from expanding, causing the gland to press against the urethra
like a clamp on a garden hose. The bladder wall becomes thicker
and irritable. The bladder begins to contract even when it
contains small amounts of urine, causing more frequent urination.
As the bladder weakens, it loses the ability to empty itself
and urine remains behind. This narrowing of the urethra and
partial emptying of the bladder cause many of the associated
Throughout their lives men produce testosterone, an important
male hormone and small amounts of oestrogen, the female hormone.
As men age, the amount of active testosterone in the blood
decreases, leaving a higher proportion of oestrogen. Research
studies suggests that prostate enlargement may occur because
the higher amount of oestrogen within the gland increases
the activity of substances that promote cell growth.
Another study focuses on dihydrotestosterone,
a substance derived from testosterone in the prostate, which
may helps to control its growth. Some research has indicated
that even with a drop in the blood testosterone level, older
men continue to produce and accumulate high levels of dihydrotestosterone
in the prostate. The accumulation of this substance may encourage
the growth of cells.
What are the symptoms?
Many symptoms starting from obstruction of
the urethra and gradual loss of bladder function results in
incomplete emptying of the bladder. Most common ones involve
changes or problems with urination. The sufferer have a hesitant,
interrupted and weak stream. He may have urgency and leaking
or dribbling with more frequent urination, especially at night.
Gradually the obstruction intensifies with
the enlargement. Sometimes a man may not know if he has any
obstruction until he suddenly finds himself unable to urinate.
This condition is called Acute Urinary Retention and strain
on the bladder can lead to urinary tract infections, bladder
or kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence.
| What treatment is advisable?
Prostate enlargement can be easily
detected by ultra sonogram study. The report will
give proof of prostate enlargement with residual urine.
Blood test PSA will rule out the intensity of lesion.
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