As part of man’s sex organs, the prostate is a walnut shaped gland that surrounds the urethra, which adds fluid to semen and acts as a muscle. Depending on the age and circumstances involved, the prostate may become inflamed and enlarged. However, a healthy prostate can help establish virility, proper urine flow, and optimum sexual function.
Prostatitis – Sometimes caused by bacteria, prostatitis causes inflammation of the prostate, which causes painful, burning, and frequent urination. Even though symptoms vary from person-to-person, a fever and genital pain are oftentimes accompanied by a general sense of malaise.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Commonly associated with advanced aging, BPH puts abnormal pressure on the urethra, which is a tube that runs from the bladder through the prostate to the end of the penis. Once enlarged, the prostate blocks the flow of urine, causing extreme discomfort, weakened flow, and over-straining.