The prostate is a gland located below the bladder, where the upper part of the urethra passes. The prostate produces a fluid that is important for the composition of the seed.
Both young and older men can have prostate problems. While aging most men will develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP). This causes the urethra that runs through the prostate to become closer and may make urinating more difficult. There will be a weak flow of urine, and it takes longer for the bladder to empty.
Chronic prostate problems
Chronic prostate problems is also called prostatitis. This is an irritation, and often not a bacterial infection. This irritation is usually caused by a combination of a too tense pelvic floor and a wrong peeing technique.
These prostate symtpoms usually cause pain. This may be accompanied by one or more symptoms listed: urinary problems in a tense pelvic floor.
Surgical removal of the prostate
This occurs when there is prostate cancer. When the prostate gland is surgically removed, the cessation of urine after the operation is more difficult. In fact a part of the withdrawal mechanism has been removed. The pelvic floor muscles have to make an extra effort and have to find a new equilibrium. If there is leakage you will be referred to a Pelvic Physical Therapist. The goal is to train and learn effective use of this pelvic floor muscles optimally.