An enlarged prostate which is also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), is the most common prostate problem in males over 50. This is simply when the Prostate Gland has grown too large that its size presses and pinches the urethra, narrowing the urethra tube. This makes it difficult for urine to pass and mostly leads to other problems.
Prostatitis is when the Prostate Gland becomes inflamed. The inflammation can be due to a bacteria infection as well as other various causes. This is the most common prostate problem amongst men under 50.
Prostatitis may be categorized into four types, they are;
Acute Prostatitis – Caused by a bacterial infection, and it typically starts suddenly and may include flu-like symptoms. It is the least common of the four types of prostatitis.
Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic-pain Syndrome – When prostate inflammation lasts for longer than 3 months, it is known as chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome.
Asymptomatic Inflammatory Prostatitis – In this case, the man will mostly only notice the Prostatitis when trying to resolve infertility problems. Individuals with this form of prostatitis will not complain of symptoms or discomfort, but they will have the presence of infection-fighting cells present in semen/prostatic fluid.
Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow out of control. It is simply by definition the cancer of the Prostate.