Prostate cancer and enlarged prostate
15-20% of men between 20 and 50 suffer from prostatitis. More than half men over 50 complain of urination problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia (prostate adenoma). One of 5-6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The number of prostate cancer instances increases at the age of 45-50, and even more so after 60. Studies show that almost 80% of 80-year-old men have prostate cancer. Fortunately, these diseases, except, of course, malignant tumors, are not life-threatening, but to a large extent affect the quality of a man’s life.
Complaints (or symptoms) related to prostate gland diseases can be divided into three groups: urinary obstruction, irritation during urination, and pain / discomfort in the pelvic region. If you have an unpleasant sensation and signs of irritation when urinating, these are the symptoms of prostatitis. The main complaint for benign prostatic hyperplasia would be urinary obstruction. Prostate cancer often goes on for a long time without any clear symptoms, and complaints related to prostate diseases can only appear in the last phase. Sometimes one can feel bone pain, which is the first sign of prostate cancer.
Treatment and prevention
The main goal of treatment is to alleviate the symptoms of the lower urinary tract, improve the quality of life and prevent complications of the disease.
For patients with mild or moderate symptoms that do not affect the quality of life it is recommended to use the tactics of watchful waiting. During this period, no medical or surgical treatment is provided, the patient should be regularly (once or twice a year) examined by an urologist or andrologist to control the course of the disease.
If you have mild symptoms, you may want to make some lifestyle changes to help manage the condition. This can include limiting the volume of fluids that you drink, avoiding fluids with caffeine (such as coffee or soda) and spicy foods, getting more fiber and exercise.
Treatment can also include drug therapy. Most doctors begin treating prostate diseases with medicines before using other treatments such as surgery. The following drugs can be used to relieve symptoms: alpha-blockers, 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, combination therapy, phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors, and muscle relaxants.
Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors, such as Cialis (tadalafil), are best suited for men with mild or moderate prostate adenoma. Daily intake of Cialis 5 mg will help you solve problems both with erection and urination.
Initially, Cialis was approved by European regulators in 2002 for treatment of ED problems. Later, the European Commission permitted to use the drug to treat the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH.
Thanks to this, Cialis has become the only drug in Europe for treating male dysfunction and enlarged prostate, representing a new successful treatment option for patients.
Cialis has been approved by FDA as treatment for erectile dysfunction and enlarged prostate. Also, the drug has already received approval in Canada, Brazil, Russia, Israel and several other countries.
The dosage of the drug should be determined by the attending physician depending on the general condition of the patient and specifics of the course of the disease.
If you take your daily ED pill and you still wake up at night to urinate, do it frequently or have a weak stream, you should consider other treatment methods.