The abnormal prostate
The prostate can cause a number of issues particularly as men age. An enlarged prostate (BPH), inflammation of the gland and prostate cancer are the most common problems associated with the prostate gland.
- Prostatitis – inflammation of the gland.
- Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH – enlarged prostate. As we get older our prostates get bigger, especially the inside part of the prostate – the transitional zone –which greatly increases in size. This is not a cancer, but has its own set of problems.
- Cancer of the prostate. – unfortunately, all too common.