Found only in males, the prostate gland is an important part of the male reproductive system. Without the prostate gland and the fluid it produces, sperm would not function properly. Though not necessary for survival, the prostate gland is essential for reproduction. Issues with the prostate gland or the prostatic fluid, which makes up a… Continue reading What Is the Prostate Gland?
Prostate Problems, Complications, and Treatments
The prostate is not essential for life, but the gland and the fluid it produces are necessary for the health and function of sperm — and therefore male fertility. Problems with the prostate gland go beyond affecting reproduction, though, potentially causing serious health issues and becoming life-threatening. The most common issues include prostatitis (prostate inflammation,… Continue reading Prostate Problems, Complications, and Treatments
For Enlarged Prostates, Embolization Shows Promise
Almost all men experience enlargement of their prostate gland as they get older. Often called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the condition is not cancer and doesn’t raise the risk for cancer. An enlarged prostate, though, can cause a frequent urge to urinate. It may also lead to difficulties urinating or emptying the bladder fully, since… Continue reading For Enlarged Prostates, Embolization Shows Promise
What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in which a man’s prostate enlarges abnormally due to an overgrowth of prostate tissue. When the prostate enlarges, it pushes against the urethra and bladder, potentially blocking the flow of urine and causing urinary problems. Prostate enlargement, however, is not cancerous (it’s “benign”) and is not associated with… Continue reading What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia?