The prostate is found between the bladder and the penis of the man. The prostate produces a thick white fluid that’s mixed with sperm to create semen. At a certain point in life men can experience an enlargement of the prostate. This condition is called Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH). Most prostate conditions affect older men, however BPH can affect men of any age. There are two different BPH types with the first one being chronic and the second being an acute type.
What are the causes and symptoms of an enlarged prostate?
Chronic BPH is caused by a bacteria in the urinary tract entering the prostate. Researchers are not yet entirely sure what the reasons for acute BPH are.
The symptoms for an enlarged prostate are pain in the genitals and pain when urinating. A frequent need to pee and difficulty when urinating are also common symptoms. Pain when ejaculating is common as well.
How can an enlarged prostate be treated?
The pain symptoms of an enlarged prostate can be cured with painkillers. However, antibiotics and alpha-blockers might help cure the root of the problem: the bacteria.