Knowing what the symptoms of prostate problems are will help you understand the health of your prostate. In hindsight, I never really knew I had a prostate problem even though now I know I had many signs of a problem with my prostate. I had just never learned what to look for.
In most cases, but not all, the signs become clearer and clearer. Men ( and women) knowing about prostate symptoms can get you a head start in taking appropriate steps.
Most Western men will experience an ever-enlarging prostate. How will you know when it’s happening to you? Your peeing will show you. Prostate problems and symptoms ensue as it starts to grow and press up against the bladder. The enlarged prostate starts to squeeze the urethra, eventually restricting the flow out from the bladder.
This decreases your ability to empty the bladder. Retained urine makes an environment ripe for bacterial growth and infection. Urine can back up into the kidneys further spreading infection. More severely, the infection can spread into the blood.
A complete inability to release urine is known as acute urinary retention, which is life threatening and extremely painful.
Another symptom of prostate disease is the decline in sperm count. Toxins are entering our sperm and cannot be removed fast enough by our ailing prostates. Sperm count has dropped about 50% over the past 50 years.
So what happens from the perspective of a man with an enlarged prostate? In layman's terms, here are some prostate problems and symptoms:
Healthy Prostate discusses in greater detail prostate problems and symptoms and how to deal with them. You'll also learn more about what environments and activities inhibit the urethra or bladder from relaxing or releasing pee in men with partial blockages.
You'll see by the following list of symptoms of prostate problems that there are many similarities between prostatitis and BPH symptoms. There are also differences to watch out for:
These symptoms may be present across the board for the four types of prostatitis, but each one comes with its own set of more individual, possible symptoms. Let's take a look:
Acute Bacterial Prostatitis
Acute bacterial prostatitis is usually due to bacteria, a virus or a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Men with acute bacterial prostatitis will likely suffer the classic flu-like symptoms of infections such as fever and chills, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and an overall feeling of malaise or yuckiness. Urination will be frequent, painful and not very satisfying because it will be a weak, hesitant flow. Prostatitis can also have quite the opposite effect, infrequent urination. They may experience lower back pain as well.
Chronic Bacterial Prostatitis
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is much less common and can be due to a bacterial condition and/or inflammation of the prostate. It is an ongoing condition characterized by bacterial infection located in the prostate. Symptoms could include:
Chronic Prostatitis or Chronic Pelvic Pain
This most common type of prostatitis is known by several names and accounts for about 90% of all cases. It may be known as chronic prostatitis without infection, chronic nonbacterial prostatitis, or chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Anyway you cut it, it's a pain!
Chronic prostatitis and why men get it are not well understood, however, it's thought to be related to stress and irregular sexual activity. It's thought that activities like operating heavy machinery, driving a truck, or other activities that expose the prostate to strong vibrations, may cause an inflamed and/or irritated prostate. Cycling and jogging may also cause it.
Symptoms of prostate problems range from mild to painful, or remain the same over a period of time. Symptoms can include:
Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis
Your symptoms of prostate problems may be labelled as asymptomatic inflammatory prostatitis if it's found that your prostate is inflamed while you are undergoing a test, perhaps for other reasons, and yet you have no other symptoms of prostate issues.
According to the medical profession, bacterial infections similar to those found in bladder infections are the main cause of bacterial prostatitis, while possible causes of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain may include: stress, immune problems, infections, injury and prostate stones, a food allergy, or a virus.
In its early stages, prostate cancer does not usually cause symptoms, but eventually some of the following symptoms will most likely occur. The symptoms of prostate problems listed below can occur with prostate cancer, but more often are other non-cancerous prostate problems and symptoms like BPH:
The first four prostate problems and symptoms are also seen in cases of BPH, prostate enlargement, in which there is no cancer. The other symptoms may also be caused by infections or prostatitis. It is not easy to diagnose prostate cancer from symptoms alone. In some prostate cancer cases, few if any symptoms are present.
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Written by Ronald M Bazar,
~BCom, McGill University
~MBA, Harvard University
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Note Dear Reader...
You must change your diet by stopping those foods that are triggering your condition and replacing them with new ones that nourish you and your prostate.
Then combined with a high quality supplement, you are putting yourself on the road to healing.
There are no shortcuts. Just good changes and little by little you will get better. My books and this site tells you how.