Out of Sight, Out of Mind. Unfortunately for this important little body part, like many things, just because you ignore it, it does NOT go away.
As our human lifespan has lengthened with medical advancements, and cultural changes we are increasingly faced with the fact that our bodies grow older, and change. What once worked effortlessly, becomes a source of concern. Our bodies change, and part of honoring the cycles of life is to honor that change.
For the prostate, which does a wonderful job of providing additional liquid to the male ejaculate, by the age of 40 noticeable change is happening for many men. It has been shown that BHP (Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BHP) is a condition where the prostate enlarges, but does not lead to cancer, affects more than half of all men over the age of 40, and 60% of all men over the age of 50. The percentages just keep going up after that.
This condition is not cancerous, it is nonetheless associated with sexual dysfunction and difficulty in urination.
Another Prostate challenge to be aware of is Prostatitis. The inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. The symptoms are uncomfortable at best; more often they are extremely painful and can also be dangerous. Symptoms include pain and swelling in the prostate, fever, chills, pain in the lower back, burning or painful urination, a need to urinate frequently during the night, dribbling, fatigue and body aches, and pain with ejaculation. Unlike benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) often referred to as simply “an enlarged prostate,” prostatitis can strike any male, young or old. Prostatitis can be either acute or chronic, bacterial or nonbacterial.
Informed choice and attention to this important part of the male anatomy may be the best solution to avoiding painful, and more serious medial conditions in the future.
When we take time to investigate the many natural healing choices for the prostate we see that there is evidence of being able to alter the course of our physical well being. For those men who have not yet had to face the possibility of prostate challenges, it is never to late to begin to eat healthier, take preventative steps and address this important part of our human journey.
Let us have a open and honest conversation about the body, and body functions. This is our health we are holding in our hands.
I am inspired to shine light on this topic, as it touches all of our lives. Men, women, families. No matter what your gender, or your age, this important information may help reduce the future pain in a loved ones life. Please women: talk to your men about the prostate. Support each other in your sensual journey.
IF YOU ANSWER YES TO JUST ONE OF THESE QUESTIONS, IT IS LIKELY YOU HAVE A PROSTATE PROBLEM AND SHOULD SEE A TRAINED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR SEEK TREATMENT.
Do you get up more than once or twice a night to urinate?
Do you often have sudden, uncontrollable urges to urinate?
Do you have a frequent need to urinate?
Is your urine stream slow or dribbling?
Do you sometimes need to urinate, but are unable to?
Do you experience burning or pain when you are urinating?
Do you have blood in your urine?
Do you have pain in your lower back, pelvis or upper thighs?
Are you experiencing reduced sexual ability, painful orgasm, impotence?
Are you feeling discomfort during intercourse?