Prostatic Diseas1 - starts around middle age and is due to...

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Prostatic Disease Prostatic disease refers to any condition in which the symptoms are caused by a disease process within the prostate. Common Prostate diseases include Prostate Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy and Prostatitis. Symptoms Prostate disorders usually cause urinary symptoms such as:- Frequency Nocturia Urgency Difficulty in stating urination Poor Urine Stream Dysuria Haematuria Retention Incontinence Prostatic cancer often causes bone pain as the malignancy metastasises to the bones of the spine. Prostatitis often causes fever and localised prostatic pain. The onset of symptoms of prostate disease varies according to the condition. Symptoms of acute prostatitis often develop suddenly while enlargement of the gland only cause’s symptoms once it impinges on the urethra. Causes The cause of prostate problems varies according to the disorder. In Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH) the prostate around the urethra enlarges and may eventually impede urine flow. The process usually
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Unformatted text preview: starts around middle age and is due to the action of male hormones on the prostate causing hyperplasia of the prostate. Genetics may play a role in BPH. Prostate Cancer develops in the glandular cells of the prostate. Risk factors include:-• Age (most men with prostate cancer are over 65) • Genetic factors (play a role in around 10% of cancers) • Ethnicity (black males appear to be at greater risk than white males) • Diet (a diet rich in red meat, fat and dairy products may increase risk) • Recurrent inflammation due to repeat infections Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate that is typically caused by infection. It can be acute or chronic. Acute Prostatitis is usually due to bacterial infection, often Escherichia coli or Chlamydia , while Chronic Prostatitis may be caused by bacterial infection, non bacterial inflammation or be entirely asymptomatic....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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