Prostate adenoma: myths and their exposure
40-50 years is the most flourishing life of a man. Behind hormonal storms, difficult beginning of career and complexity in a young family. On the contrary, now professional growth is in full swing, family problems have somehow been resolved, children have grown a little, and health still allows all or almost everything.
The heyday of a man’s life is 40-50 years. Behind hormonal storms, difficult beginning of career and complexity in a young family. Now professional growth is in full swing, family problems are somehow resolved, children have grown a little, and health still allows everything, or almost everything.
And who in this situation will be bothered with all sorts of little things, like a somewhat quickened desire to go to the toilet or need to lightly strain while urinating? However, do not ignore such changes in your body, because they can be the first symptoms of a serious disease – prostate adenoma.
Adenoma – what is it?
In 50% of men aged 40 to 50 years, a benign enlargement (hyperplasia) of the prostate gland (prostate) is known, also known as prostate adenoma. By the age of 80 this problem is already overtaken by 90% of the male population1.
The prostate is closely related to the processes of urination, erection, ejaculation and transportation of spermatozoa. Prostate adenoma is a benign tumor inside the prostate that grows and gradually squeezes the urethra, which leads to the appearance of such unpleasant symptoms as 2,3:
- frequent urination;
- frequent urge to urinate at night;
- feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder, the need to urinate in two divided doses, with an interval of 5-10 minutes;
- the need for additional straining when urinating;
- Urgent urination is a condition where the urge to urinate arises abruptly and immediately very pronounced (without a preliminary gradual increase, characteristic of the norm).
At the same time, the symptoms develop more and more. A man can erroneously think that he has a little chill or began to drink a lot of water, and in the meantime the adenoma will grow and lead to new troubles.
When the first symptoms appear, in no case should you postpone your visit to the doctor. Since the problem is very delicate, you can first get acquainted with the information about the disease and prepare for consultation with a doctor on specialized Internet resources, for example, on the portal about urination disorders.
Myths about adenoma
Despite its widespread prevalence, prostate adenoma is surrounded by a mass of myths that, instead of receiving necessary therapy and professional medical assistance, men turn to folk medicine, they buy the first funds they have got in the pharmacy and are engaged in ineffective self-treatment, losing precious time. Let’s see what all the same is a myth, and that is a fact.
Myth 1. Prostate adenoma is a natural aging of a man, it is not treated
This is not true. There is no need to endure the inconvenience and ahead of time to write off yourself. If any symptoms worsen the quality of your life, you should immediately consult a doctor and find out the cause of the changes. In addition, today on the Internet there are expert resources on which it is possible to get preliminary information on this or that disease, including urological problems.
Myth 2. Adenoma and sex are incompatible
Not true. Adenoma of the prostate does affect the processes of ejaculation and can create difficulties in the occurrence of an erection, but the sexual desire and the sensations of orgasm do not change at all. And that all the joys of sex returned in full, you need to start with the proper treatment – in no case do it yourself, only a urologist can correctly choose the treatment and the necessary drugs3.
Myth 3. Prostate adenoma requires mandatory surgical treatment
It is not true. Modern medicine offers many opportunities for conservative treatment of adenoma (without surgery), the main thing is to take care of this problem on time, not to start the disease1,2. Consult your doctor to determine the appropriate method of treatment and the selection of effective drugs.
Myth 4. Adenoma of the prostate is a very frequent and well-studied pathology, therefore, the pharmacist can advise the medicine in the pharmacy.
Indeed, prostate adenoma occurs frequently and the therapy of this condition is well studied and thought out. But only the doctor can diagnose and select individual therapy.
If you go to the doctor terribly or awkwardly, you can first anonymously ask a medical specialist on a specialized resource, and then make an appointment with a doctor for a full-time appointment. Remember that online consultation can not replace a full-time medical examination.