The prostate gland is now a common topic of conversation among men. It is a subject that has received an increased level of media attention in the past few years and about which men in general are very concerned.

The prostate is a small gland whose main job is to make the liquid that carries sperm, hence its unseen effect on men's sexuality. In fact, the nerves that generate erections surround the prostate. It is wrapped around the tube called the urethra which carries urine to the penis. If the prostate is enlarged, the flow of urine is inhibited. This causes a frequent need to urinate, especially in the evening. The urine is passed in small amounts.

If the prostate is enlarged enough, the condition becomes known as prostatitis, which is an inflammation or swelling of the prostate gland. It is often associated with an infection of the gland which can be bacterial or non-bacterial.

Acute prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection of the gland and usually affects younger men between 25 and 50 years of age. Common symptoms include painful urination, painful ejaculation and flu-like symptoms such as aches and chills. This form of prostatitis can be treated successfully with antibiotics but you can also try using the supplements below for a more natural solution to the problem.


Men’s health