Ailments & Remedies

Ailments List

Prostate Disorders



A small gland, Prostate produces the fluid portion of the semen. Any disorders related to the prostrate are categorised into, inflammation of the prostrate (Prostatitis), enlarged prostrate (Benign prostatic hyperplasia) and Cancer.



Prostatitis can be caused by some strains of bacteria. Other factors of weakened immunity, nervous disorders, infections in the bladder or urethra, dehydration, obesity, stress and traumatic injury can put the person at risk for developing prostate problems. Side effects of certain medication might also cause prostate problems. There is an increased threat of prostate disorders with hormonal changes, advancing age and a family history of prostate problems. Additional probable causes for prostate disorders can be prolonged periods of sitting, exposure to cold, infectious diseases, constipation, too much sexual excitement and an unhealthy lifestyle.



Generally the symptoms are related to pain in the pelvic area and problems with urination. There could be pain or burning sensation during urination, difficulty in urination or an urgent need to urinate. A weak urine stream, dribbling at the end, increased frequency of urination, straining during urination, urinary tract infection and incomplete urination can be other possible symptoms. Pain may be felt in the abdomen, lower back and groin regions. In some, there may be the formation of stones in the bladder and an impaired kidney function.  If there is an acute inflammation, a person may show symptoms of infection like fever, chills or nausea. In advanced cases of prostate cancer, there could be blood in the urine and semen, swelling in the legs and bone pain.



The doctor will do a general physical examination and make note of the symptoms and medical history as well as family history of the patient. The doctor will evaluate the condition of the patient after a series of diagnostic tests. The doctor can basically recommend routine screening to identify and determine the extent of the problem.   



Generally the doctor may prescribe antibiotics or injections to treat the prostate disorders. Pain relievers and other medications can be given to lessen the symptoms. In some circumstances, the doctor may recommend surgery to treat the problem.


Various complementary and alternative therapies can help improve the symptoms and treat the condition. Advice should be sought from a qualified practitioner for treatment options.

Common Remedies

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