How to Detect A Prostate Problem

Each year more and more men will suffer with prostate problems and especially those over 50 years old. Some men will not know they have a problem and will put the symptoms down to simple wear and tear of the body.

The prostate gland sits between the penis and the anus just underneath the bladder and is responsible for supplying seminal fluid on ejaculation. As you get older this gland tends to swell which interrupts the flow of urine so that you will find that you have a weak flow, and in most cases you will have to get out of bed several times in the night to urinate.

By doing this your body is being deprived of valuable sleep, which will after awhile will alter your general health.

In a lot of cases the swelling of the prostate gland is often down to high blood pressure, and it is always recommended once you’re over the age of 50 to have your blood pressure checked at least once a year if not more often.

On the negative side of things prostate Cancer is on the increase and if you do report to your Doctor that your having problems by getting out of bed several times to urinate he will then take a simple blood test to have you checked out for Cancer.

Not all prostate problems are cancerous yet it is always best to be safe than have the cancer cells divide and going to all parts of the body.

So what should you do if you think you are having prostate problems?
- Number 1 is to book an appointment with your Doctor
- Number 2 is to let your Doctor check you’re prostate and take a blood test.
- Number 3 is to let your Doctor take your blood pressure.

From there the Doctor will prescribe blood pressure tablets should the reading be high, and then you will have to wait for the results of the blood tests. Normally this takes a few days and then the problem can be redressed.

For just a simple swelling of the prostate through high blood pressure a course of tablets can be prescribed. A lot of Doctors tend to prescribe Tamusulosin which will take down the swelling and help you get a decent nights sleep.

If your blood tests come back showing prostate cancer you will be sent to see an Urologist who will explain what needs to be done to cure you. Please remember that the sooner you do this the better the chances of a cure.

As a last note I must offer a word of warning about the drug Tamusulosin that it can affect your ejaculation and if this is something you’re worried about it is best to talk this over with your Doctor.

Ivan Hince writes articles on Medical and Alternative medical health. For more information on prostrate problems or information on any other medical condition please go to the following website.