The prostate gland is a walnut-sized gland, located in the pelvic cavity; just under the male urinary bladder. It surrounds the urethra. Interestingly, the most important male sex organ is the prostate; not the penis.
Functions of the prostate gland
It is a part of the male reproductive system and is responsible for lubricating the urethra with a thin, milky, alkaline fluid (semen), which increases the motility of sperm and prevents infection.
It plays an essential role in production of seminal fluid.
It is vital for the sexual well-being of a man.
It plays a major role in fertility and can affect a man’s capacity to impregnate a woman.
-It helps in controlling passage of urine from the bladder.
The major problems of the prostate gland all result in enlargement of the gland.
Testosterone is a sex hormone that plays important roles in the body. It naturally occurs throughout the life of the male. At puberty, a boy begins the process of transformation to a man. The release of testosterone brings about the visible characteristics of the male, such as deepening of the voice, increase in height, general hair growth – particularly on the face and in the armpits and pubic area. There is also growth of the penis and testicles, muscle mass (six packs) and physical strength.
In older males, from about age 40, this same hormone, testosterone, begins to reduce gradually (aka LowT).
Three major prostate issues
An infection called prostatitis, which is the swelling of the prostate gland – usually in younger adult males and could be caused by STDs.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia BPH, a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland.
Prostate cancer, the Leading cause of death in adult males in Nigeria.
Causes of prostate issues
The Prostate has been described as a “time bomb” in men’s bodies. From puberty to 40, this gland begins to increase in size progressively. A gradual drop in testosterone levels begins from age 50. In recent times, younger men are reporting these changes from their late 30s. Generally, 50 per cent of all men in their 50s, and 70 per cent of men above 70 will experience prostate enlargement issues. Therefore:
Education is necessary to recognise early signs of prostate enlargement and nip it in the bud.
Prevention is better and cheaper than cure.
Creating awareness of a looming danger is vital to men.
Teach men self-monitoring
Halt a crippling disease, which is assuming alarming proportions.
Reverse the growth of the gland at the earliest stage.
Signs and symptoms
If you are currently experiencing any of the following, you need to take immediate action.
Pain in lower abdomen/back between the scrotum and anus
Inability to control the flow pressure of urine
Frequent desire to urinate, especially at night
Blood or pus while urinating
Difficulty in urinating
Delay in start and stop
Multiple Streams of Urine (like shower)
Retention of urine in the bladder
Loss of libido
Shrinking of muscle mass, testicles and penis
If your father or grandfather has prostate complications or died of it, you are more susceptible!
Annual comprehensive health check-up
Compulsory changes in diet and nutrition. There are foods to eat and to avoid. Also eat more fruits in season and vegetables.
Compulsory lifestyle adjustment (incorporate regular exercises eg brisk walking, swimming etc)
Adopt the culture of correct nutritional supplementation.
Avoid straining during bowel movements
Regular body detoxification
Avoid the following:
Smoking, alcohol, refined sugar, saturated fats – butter, margarine, fatty meat. Food contaminated by pesticides. Meat from animals treated with hormones, processed food, junk food, skin of poultry etc.
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About the Author:
Mrs Chima Ejimofor is the Lead Partner of Infinite Health Consult, and is available for the purchase of these Nutritional Supplements, Health Talks and Wellness Seminars. She is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Telephone/WhatsApp: 07033179632, email: email@example.com