Prostate is often mis-pronounced as pros-trate, which means that you are “face down on the ground.” The prostate is a male sex gland. As one of its functions, it produces fluid called “semen” that carries sperm from the testicles, in the event of sexual intercourse. The combined fluid and sperm is ejaculated with the male orgasm. The small tube that carries urine from the bladder out through the male penis is called the urethra. This tube may be pinched or narrowed, when the prostate gland swells due to inflammation. The swelling and inflammation of this gland is commonly referred to as benign prostatic hypertrophy. When this occurs, the urinary stream size may be reduced with subsequent discomfort when urinating. It is also common to experience excessive urination during night-time sleeping hours, (nocturia) painful urination, narrowed urinary stream, and more than normal trips to the bathroom during waking hours. Urinary “dribbling” is common as well.
If the condition is diagnosed as being benign, as in “benign prostatic hyperplasia” (BPH), it is generally not cancerous or in danger of spreading. Cancer of the prostate may very well be the next step in health decline, however, as well as bladder infections, kidney disease and general urinary tract infection. Prostate surgeries commonly result in impotence. (See Erectile Dysfunction chapter.)
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