If you are reading this article, chance are you already are familiar with the prostate. It is a walnut (supposed to be a walnut) sized gland that surrounds the neck of bladder and when healthy, is what contributes to the secretion of semen. Having said that, it is present only in males.
Unfortunately there are diseases of the prostate which either cause pain, a major distraction in your life, or in worse cases, death.
Prostatitis - Inflammation of the prostate gland which is usually due to a bacterial infection. Acute prostatitis is usually extremely painful and sometimes considered a medical emergency. Tests of men with acute prostatitis shows increased white blood cells, meaning an infection is on hand. I was diagnoses as initially having acute prostatitis which in time was changed to chronic prostatitis. Doctors are wonderful (not in a good way) of throwing antibiotics at the situation.
Benign enlargement of the prostate - Sometimes called benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH. This usually occurs after the age of 50 but it has been known to happen in males as young as 30. It is usually an enlargement of the prostate which ends up restricting the urethra and is known to cause a man to go to the bathroom multiple times throughout the night.
Prostate cancer - One view is that cancer of the prostate comes from the male sex hormones an that as the level of male hormones increase, increase in prostate cancer is seen. There is another point of view that completely goes against this. Doctors often promote having a biopsy of the prostate but that can cause issues unto itself. Unfortunately we just learned that Dennis Hopper just passed away after fighting prostate cancer.
There are prostate remedies which can greatly increase your well being. Along the way I've learned that beta sitosterol, EDTA, and prostate massage can have a great effect for those suffering from prostatitis. If you suffer from either prostatitis or BPH, my recommendation is to avoid caffeine and alcohol at all costs.
Men, remember that your prostate is often a reflection of what you are putting in your body. So, if you want a healthy prostate, eat foods rich in antioxidants, exercise, and follow a healthy lifestyle. Your prostate will thank you.