Prostatitis is one of most common male diseases requiring competent treatment. How does the disease begin and develop? What are the consequences for a patient and what should be done if prostate gland is twice bigger than before? There are a lot of questions related to male health, and the earlier you become acquainted with the answers to them, the higher is the probability that you will be able to detect symptoms that indicate the problem and make an appointment with a specialist.
Changes in Prostate Size: What Does It Mean?
Prostate gland enlargement is usually observed in male patients after 30 years old. Almost every man suffers from this problem, and also encounters irritations, inflammatory processes and other unpleasant changes in the body.
What does the change in the size of prostate mean? The size of any prostate at birth is small, and enlargement of the prostate gland is carried out gradually. At the initial stages, this happens as a boy grows up. At the time of puberty, an increase in testosterone levels occurs. These processes cause a change in the size of the prostate, but they are natural and not related to any health problems. When man is 17 years old, his prostate is already completely functioning. In the subsequent period, until age 30, this gland grows slower. In men at age 30 almost no diseases of the prostate gland are observed. But as soon as men turn 40 and grow older, the situation changes significantly.
Signs of Prostate Gland Enlargement
Symptoms of problems with the prostate gland manifest themselves after a while. The volume of tissues increases at low rates, so if the prostate is slightly enlarged, there is no discomfort. In addition, the signs of pathology depend on the causes that have affected the enlargement of the gland. The following types of diseases can lead to this problem:
- BPH (or adenoma);
- Prostate cancer.
The treatment process and necessary procedures, as well as medications, are prescribed by the doctor. The course of therapy is selected taking into account all the facts about the disease and patient. Before taking specific drugs and undergoing certain procedures, a whole series of tests is carried out, which allows to accurately determine the cause of the onset of the disease, as well as level of its development.
If you do not follow the doctor’s instructions and do not start immediate treatment, you can face serious complications. The prostate, which has increased in size, will not be able to decrease to the normal size on its own without treatment. A standard treatment procedure is accompanied by the use of hormonal as well as antibacterial drugs. In addition, alpha – blockers, phytopreparations and various medications like Cialis are prescribed to help relieve pain and eliminate other unpleasant effects.