While starch-based nutrition and sedentary life increase the risk of prostate enlargement, experts report that urinary complaints can provide information about prostate problems. It emphasizes the importance of urinary complaints. Bayındır Söğütözü Hospital, a subsidiary of Türkiye İş Bankası, Urology Specialist Assoc. Dr. Izak Dalva said that the frequency of going to the toilet, the problems experienced while urinating, and the self-examination are important symptoms and gave the following information about the prostate: The prostate is an organ located under the urinary bladder, through which the urinary canal passes. It is the only organ in the human body that grows after the age of 40. The prostate is a gland that is also a part of the male reproductive system. Its main task is to secrete certain substances in order for the sperms to survive. It secretes fluid that will make up one-third of the semen.
– Prostate is an important organ that affects the quality of life of men due to the diseases it can cause in all age groups. It presents with prostate inflammation (prostatitis) in young patients, benign prostatic enlargement and prostate cancer in middle and advanced ages. In addition to complaints about urination, it causes sexual complaints, which constitutes an important group of diseases that affect the quality of life.
Bread and starch enlarge the prostate
in young prostate inflammation); causes sexual complaints as well as lower urinary tract symptoms in this age group. In this period, urinary frequency, getting up at night, difficulty in holding urine, difficult urination, dripping and sexual complaints can be an indicator of prostate health.
– The prostate, which is about 25 g at a young age, begins to grow after the forties. Obesity, diabetes, increased total energy intake, bread and starch nutrition may increase the risk of benign enlargement of the prostate.
– Benign prostatic enlargement causes problems in urination in 20% of men over 50, in half of men in their 70s and in approximately 90% of older patients.
Those who go to the toilet frequently at night, beware
– Benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH, compressed prostate enlargement called urinary tract, It causes complaints such as difficult urination, urinary urgency, frequent urination at night, and dripping.
– Enlarged prostate negatively affects the sexual life of patients. Patients with prostate enlargement may have both erection and ejaculation disorders. Erection and ejaculation dysfunction is expected in half of the patients with urinary complaints due to prostate enlargement. Men with enlarged prostate have three times more erection problems than those without.
– Enlarged prostate; usually develops slowly and may not cause significant problems for a long time. It is manifested by the slowing of the urine flow. The patient may encounter some of the complaints of delay in starting urination, not being able to urinate forward while standing or sitting, urinary incontinence, flow of urine in the form of drops, feeling of not being able to empty the urine completely, urinating, urinary incontinence.
– Urine not coming immediately and waiting for a while, prolongation of urination time because the urine slows down, frequent urination, bleeding in the urine, frequent urination at night, urge to urinate are the symptoms that impair the quality of life that cause insomnia at night.
Regardless of your age; if you have complaints of difficult urination, intermittent urination, frequent urination at night, urination, burning in urination, urinary incontinence; If there is bleeding in the urine, odor and turbidity in the urine, it is recommended to consult a urology specialist in terms of your prostate health.
Prostate controls reduce the risk of cancer
A part of prostate enlargement may manifest as malignant enlargement, which is defined as prostate cancer. BPH and prostate cancer can coexist. Burning in urination, bleeding in the urine, bleeding in the semen may be a precursor of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men.
– Prostate cancer in our country; It is the second most common fatal type of cancer after lung cancer. The lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer is 30%, the risk of developing clinically significant prostate cancer is 10%; The risk of death from prostate cancer is about 3%.
– With the widespread use of PSA test, early stage prostate cancer is more common. In order to reach the diagnosis of prostate cancer, it is recommended to perform a urological examination and PSA test once a year after the age of 50. While prostate cancer occurs in one of seven men in the world, it is seen less frequently in our country. International organizations recommend checking PSA between the ages of 54-69. If there is a fatal prostate cancer in the family, PSA should be checked from the age of 45.