“Talking” Viewpoint丨A correct understanding of prostate disease, moderate family care is more important

According to the World Health Organization report, andrology has become the third largest killer of men’s health in the world, after cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases and cancer. Prostate as a male-specific organ, health problems can not be ignored. October 28 is World Men’s Health Day. Xu Tao, director and chief physician of the Department of Urology of Peking University People’s Hospital, suggested in the live broadcast of the Beijing News “Talk” to correctly understand prostate diseases and treat men’s health scientifically.


“The prostate is an organ unique to men. Once a problem occurs, people are prone to have extensional associations, such as whether there will be problems such as infertility and sexual dysfunction. In severe cases, it may even lead to severe depression and anxiety.” Xu Tao pointed out that with prostate Take prostatitis as an example, this disease includes many syndromes, and the mechanism and treatment plan are not yet clear.


“Many patients with prostatitis will ignore some symptoms on their bodies when they are busy, but feel that the symptoms are obvious when there is nothing to do.” Xu Tao believes that in many cases, prostatitis is a disease that can be “ignored”, and mild prostatitis can be Self-healing, even if inflammation occurs, it is local inflammation and will not cause damage to systemic health. In addition, the occurrence of prostatitis is related to personality. Studies have shown that prostatitis is more common in tall and thin people who are introverted.


Prostatic hyperplasia is a major problem affecting the quality of life of middle-aged and elderly men. Xu Tao pointed out that prostatic hyperplasia mostly occurs in people over 50 years old, and patients often experience urination discomfort, such as frequent urination, increased urination, and difficulty urinating. This is a chronic progression. course of disease.


Compared with benign lesions such as chronic prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia, prostate cancer is a major killer that threatens people’s lives. Many people have doubts, is there a causal relationship between prostatitis and prostate cancer? Can prostatitis develop into prostate cancer? In this regard, Xu Tao suggested that people should not be overly anxious. Prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer have no exact correlation, they just appear on the same organ.

“In fact, men are more vulnerable than women, which is the result of the combined effect of social and physiological factors.” Xu Tao suggested that family members should give men appropriate care and avoid excessive care and attention, so as not to increase their psychological burden.


Beijing News reporter Zhang Zhaohui

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