Prostate problems and its prevention

Written by: Dr. Ricardo Álvarez-Vijande
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The prostate is a sexual gland located in the posterior urethra of the male, near the urinary bladder , whose function is to contribute to the formation of seminal plasma and, above all, to prevent infections of the male seminal tract. But the prostate is often the source of numerous health problems among men. Although we can not generalize and, obviously, not all men will suffer from prostate disorders during their lives. Probably a small proportion of young men will suffer in fl ammatory and infectious processes , while a large part of adults will need follow-up for diagnosis and treatment of possible prostate cancer and, finally, a high percentage of men who reach adulthood will need treatment to stop the progression of benign prostatic hyperplasia (which affects half of males aged 60-70) or to solve voiding problems ". At this point it should be remembered that, despite the frequency, prostate diseases have a high chance of cure , which is why it is always desirable to detect them in early stages.

How to prevent?

These prostate problems can be prevented with adequate and frequent sexual function , avoiding urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted diseases , with correct voiding habits, that is, without unnecessarily prolonging the time between a urination and another.. It is also important to have adequate dietary habits as there are foods with a protective function , such as vegetables with antioxidants: tomatoes, squash, grapes, soybeans.. At the same time, foods high in polyunsaturated fats should be avoided.

For the prevention of prostate problems, a medical checkup is recommended every year or year and a half after the age of 45, although there are family risk factors in parents or siblings, the control should be stricter. In addition, before any symptoms such as: micturition changes, difficulty urinating, irritative symptoms, fever or urinary retention ... you should go to the consultation of a specialist to assess it.

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By Dr. Ricardo Álvarez-Vijande

Renowned doctor with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Alvarez-Vijande has performed more than 5,000 surgeries. He is the current Head of the Urology Reconstructive Clinic of Barcelona Hospital. Throughout his career, he has received several scientific awards and has published numerous textbooks specialty. He combines his professional work with teaching, working as a university professor

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