Prostatitis

The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It is about the same size and shape as a walnut and is located between the bladder and the base of the penis. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate. That's why any disease or condition that increases the size of the prostate or causes inflammation can lead to urinary problems. If the prostate is enlarged, it can squeeze the urethra, affecting the flow of urine and causing other annoying and painful symptoms. If it is inflamed, it can cause burning during urination.

WHAT IS PROSTATITIS?
Prostatitis is fairly common, especially among men younger than 50 years of age. Studies suggest that as many as 10 % of adult males sufffer from prostatitis. Prostatitis is a condition that involves inflammation of the prostae and sometimes the area around it. There are several types of prostatitits, each with a range of symptoms. Some men with prostatis have a great deal of pain, while others are not bothered at all. the reest have symptoms that fall between two extremes. Even mild symptoms can have a negative impact on quality of life, espeecially if they persist or recur.

Some men develop chronic prostatitis that keeps comeing back again and again. Although now all prostatiti can be completely cured, the symptoms can ussually be mangaed withe medical help.

WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF PROSTATITIS?
A The study may take place in the doctor's office, clinic, or hospital. Depending on which tests are being done, the study may take up to an hour or more.

-  Uroflowmetry:  This test measures the amount and speed of urine you release from the bladder. A computer will determine the urine flow over time. The amount of urine remaining in the bladder may also be measured.

-  Cystometry:  This test evaluates how much the bladder can hold, how strong the bladder muscle is, and how well the signals work that tell you when your bladder is full.

-  Electromyogram:  This test evaluate the muscle control for urination.

-  Pressure Flow: This test measures the pressure and flow of urine out of the bladder. A probe in the urethra will measure pressure during urination.

-  Video Cystourethrography: This test takes video pictures of urine flow through urinary tract. 

HOW CAN IT BE TREATED?
The prostate is a part of the male reproductive system. It is about the same size and shape as a walnut and is located between the bladder and the base of the penis. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate. That's why any disease or condition that increases the size of the prostate or causes inflammation can lead to urinary problems. If the prostate is enlarged, it can squeeze the urethra, affecting the flow of urine and causing other annoying and painful symptoms. If it is inflamed, it can cause burning during urination.