Do You Have Trouble Passing Urine? Maybe It’s Time To Get Your Prostate Checked Out

Men usually go under a variety of urinary changes with age. In many cases, these alterations don’t require any particular treatment. However, some of the urinary changes may be caused by an inflamed or enlarged prostate gland. The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ that secretes fluids to nourish and protect sperm cells.

In cases where problems arise due to urinary changes, it is necessary to have your prostate examined by a urologist immediately. Such issues can be successfully treated by medication, lifestyle changes, surgery, or a combination of all three methods. Healthcare experts at emeds Pharmacy can provide you with detailed information. It is the only ISO certified online retail pharmacy in Pakistan where you can get authentic medication, prescription drugs, health and beauty products, and other medical supplies delivered to your doorstep. Its strict regulations and outstanding customer service made it an award-winner e-commerce platform.

What is the Prostate Gland?

The prostate gland is a male reproductive organ present at the base of the urinary bladder. It is a small structure, approximately the size of a walnut. It produces certain fluids that protect and nourish sperm cells from the seminal vesicles through the ejaculatory ducts and the urethra. The urethra is a narrow tube through which the urine flows from the urinary bladder and out of the penis. This thin tube runs through the prostate gland.

Why Do the Prostate Gland Increase in Size?

The prostate gland has two main growth phases. The first is induced by sex hormones secreted by the testicles during puberty. This causes the gland to gain an average weight of 20 grams in adulthood.

The second growth phase starts when men are in their 30s. It’s unclear why this happens. The prostate continues to grow with age until it weighs 40 grams when males reach their 70s.

Are Urinary Problems Linked with The Prostate Gland?

Many males undergo urinary changes with age, which may be due to the proliferation and inflammation of the prostate gland. It’s not always the case, though. The prostate gland doesn’t always cause urinary problems when it grows in size.

Urinary changes can also become painful for a variety of reasons. In rare cases, urinary problems can be symptoms of prostate cancer.

If you happen to be suffering from urinary issues involving pain during urination, blood in the urine, unable to urinate or urinate uncontrollably, see a urologist immediately.

Reasons for Urinary Problems In Males as They Age

Prostatitis: It is the enlargement or inflammation of the prostate gland. Many men face urinary disruptions as they get older, which may be the result of prostatitis.

Acute Bacterial Prostatitis: Sometimes, bacterial infection causes inflammation of the prostate gland. The underlying causes for this bacterial growth within the prostate are not known. Antibiotics are needed to treat acute bacterial prostatitis. It’s pretty often to be admitted to the hospital. In the case of chronic bacterial prostatitis, a specific antibiotic course is to be followed for a long duration.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): It refers to the non-cancerous proliferation of the prostate gland. It can cause urinary problems in older males by blocking the tubes that carry urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. The most prevalent symptom is urinary hesitation, i.e., having difficulty in emptying your urinary bladder. These symptoms have a tendency to cause discomfort and pain, eventually requiring treatment from a specialist.

Changes in the urinary bladder walls: Another reason for urinary difficulties can be alterations to the muscular lining of the bladder. These changes may lead to spasms or weakening of the bladder, resulting in problematic urination.

Not all urinary problems are caused by the altered structure of the prostate gland. Studies show that the size of a male’s prostate has little significance in determining the type and severity of urinary problems. Furthermore, some men possess enlarged prostate glands, yet they encounter little to no symptoms.

Symptoms of Urinary Problems Due to the Prostate Gland

  • Urinary urgency – the urge to urinate can be so intense and abrupt that you may not be able to control it and pass out the urine before reaching the toilet.
  • A constant need to urinate during night-time.
  • Urinating more frequently during the day-time.
  • Dissatisfaction after urination. Having a feeling that the bladder hasn’t emptied properly.
  • Feeling the need to go to the toilet repeatedly shortly after urinating.
  • Not enough pressure in the urine flow, which makes the urine stream difficult to direct accurately.
  • Urination starts slowly. There is a lack of force in the urine stream.
  • Urine dripping for some time after finishing urination.

Usually, these symptoms are not problematic and often don’t require treatment. But if they are causing you discomfort and pain, seek professional help as they can be treated with proper medication and care.

There are specific urinary symptoms that, if you have, need immediate medical attention:

  • Unable to urinate
  • Presence of blood in the urine
  • Uncomfortable and painful urination
  • Having constant or severe urinary urgency
  • Any kind of unusual discharge from the penis
  • Fever
  • Pain in the lower back
  • Painful groin

Diagnosis of the Enlarged Prostate and Urinary Difficulties

It’s essential to seek a doctor’s help if you have urinary issues regardless of your age. If your doctor approves that you need further examination and treatment, there are a few tests you may need to take:

  • The general analysis involves examining your medical history and a survey of your health conditions, including diabetes, obesity, depression, obstructive sleep apnoea and erectile dysfunction.
  • A rectal exam to measure the size and shape of your prostate gland.
  • A urine test to check the state of your prostate gland.
  • A flow-rate test provides data to estimate the pressure and speed by which the urine is excreted out.
  • An ultrasound examination is required to check the urinary bladder and kidneys.
  • Urodynamics is a series of urinary bladder tests to check if your excretory system is functioning correctly.

Treatment for the Affected Prostate and Urinary Difficulties

If your urinary problems are a result of an inflamed or infected prostate gland, then your treatment options may include:

  • An extended antibiotic course in case of bacterial prostatitis. The course may consist of several weeks of specific antibacterial doses.
  • Medication to ease urine flow and other urinary difficulties caused by an inflamed prostate.
  • Surgical procedures including transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP), laser resection of the prostate (PVP or HoLEP), and open surgery prostatectomy.
  • Removal of prostate tissue by aqua-ablation (using water-jets) or Rezum Treatment (using steam).

Help Yourself to Overcome Urinary Issues

You don’t need to see a doctor for mild urinary complications. If you’re experiencing simple urinary problems that are not too bothersome, then these tips can help you recover at home:

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid caffeinated drinks (coffee, caffeine-containing soft drinks and sodas), especially before going to bed.
  • Eat a balanced diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and healthy carbs. Minimise the intake of pre-packaged and processed foods, particularly refined carbohydrates.
  • Exercise! Workout routines designed for pelvic floor and bladder strengthening may help ease some urinary complications.
  • Seek professional medical advice to plan out a healthy lifestyle for yourself.

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Milk is life. Without milk we humans will not have proper nourishment.

In a recent book titled Drops of the Divine, the entire journey of milk has been portrayed beautifully in photographs shot by two remarkable photographers, Amna Zuberi and Kohi Marri. The journey begins with how to look after the animals in clean and sanitized conditions, provide clean and healthy fodder and nutrients, and ensure proper medical care, so that ultimately the animal is able to deliver best quality milk. The photographers have shot stunning visuals of the animals showing how they are being looked after and conclude with shots of families and children enjoying drinking the delicious milk produced.

The book displays great photographs of natural surroundings of the outdoors; children drinking milk, of cows and buffaloes grazing, healthy animals with hides glowing in the sun, a traditional gowala carrying his stash of milk to his point of delivery on a motorbike to children enjoying a glass of milk at school.

The visuals shot inside some of the dairy production plants are similarly a treat. The industrial shoots always pose a challenge but the young photographers have gone the extra mile in creating visual treats of the spaces inside factories, which look squeaky clean.

Finally, the book is rounded off with some delicious recipes of sweets & desserts and even delicious namkeen lassi.

Pakistan is blessed because we are the fourth largest producer of milk in the world.

Unfortunately, a lot of the milk is wasted and goes bad because those small farmers are not able to provide refrigeration at the source of where milk is produced. Pakistan should try and establish a maximum number of refrigerated collection points of milk, which can be transported in hygienic conditions to milk factories for packaging to be distributed across the length and breadth of the country.

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Combining functional craftsmanship of the early 20th century with fresh and modern new forms of the 21st, the Interiors 2018 Living Collection brings style and comfort within the home. Rich, hand softened leather and quality fabrics display multiple options that reflect vintage inspiration.

The Interiors Collection has classy dark tones, and shades of browns and greys on sleek polished pieces and eclectic decorative home accessories. Additionally, the classic finish and detailing retains an air of the classic 1920’s Art Deco era desired by the modern urbanite.

Undoubtedly, Urwa and Farhan have added extra magic to the collection, setting the mood of the whole campaign and taking it to a whole new level


BILAL Ahmad Khan, general manager, and YASSER Irfan, brand manager, tell Nimrah Khokhar how they manage Kayseria’s growing empire

What does it take to run a successful clothing brand?

BILAL: Entrepreneurial approach, creative flare and passion to deliver the best

YASSER: To establish a successful brand one needs dedication, ingenuity and integrity. It’s most important be on your toes as the fashion market changes like the wind.

How do you manage your work and personal life?

BILAL: It’s all about managing your focus and developing a clear sense of priorities.

YASSER: One has to draw a line between work and personal life. After years of trying I have finally learned to leave work at the office. My personal time is just for my family.

How important is formal education in textile business?

BILAL: Formal education is part of your skill set, which when combined with passion, drive and experience gives you an edge over everyone else.

YASSER: Education is important in any field but real life experience and knowledge of others will take upper hand in most textile businesses. I myself have no formal education in textile or fashion business but I have learned from the best, like the Adidas team, fashion designers and most importantly Mr. Hamid Zaman.

How do you ascertain the fashion and colour trends for Kayseria?

BILAL: The basis for fashion and colour trends are derived from formal sources available worldwide but the most important factor is the instinct of designers. Our design team has been trained and encouraged to follow their hearts in developing colours and fashion forecasts, which result in the most innovative and creative product possible. Our directors, Madam Sarah Zaman and Waleed Zaman, have placed special emphasis on inculcating this instinctive fashion sense to our design team.

YASSER: Colour trends are available form the different companies around the world who specialize in forecasting seasons and colors. One can take the information as guidance but incorporate it to your surroundings, seasons and skin tone.

What is your biggest success regarding your brand so far?

BILAL: Establishing one of the best brands out there in the field, especially in face of tough competition presented by already established giants in our fashion retail market.

YASSER: Sales growth, customer growth and retail growth. Our consumer loyalty has grown every year and we are mentioned and placed with top brands of Pakistan.

How do you differentiate your brand with your competitors?

BILAL: High Quality, pure fabrics, genuinely creative designs and, most important of all, a vibrant, creative and dynamic home-grown brand team.

YASSER: Our customers know that we give them the best quality and designs. We are not run of the mill designers. We promise quality and we give quality. Integrity runs in the brands DNA.

Has the fashion market become more challenging if you compare it with the last decade?

BILAL: Yes, definitely. The low entry barriers in the fashion textile industry have made it easier for anyone with a creative mindset and passion for fashion to enter this market. Resultantly, we have one of the most fiercely competitive fashion markets in the world. Increased consumer awareness and ever expanding middle class has fueled the growth and competition in this industry.

YASSER: Disposable fashion is a challenge with us as we want our clothes to last and be valid (in fashion) every season. Keeping prices competitive while keeping high quality in mind is the biggest challenge for us. Every summer season we see 900+ new brands come up and then disappear. So the most important challenge is to be consistent in designs and quality.

People in Pakistan have become very conscious/ aware about quality and standard, what’s your take on that?

BILAL: Yes the exposure of our consumer to a variety of home-grown as well as international brands has increased the awareness level to its highest in our retail history. I believe this is a good trend because it constantly pushes us to our limits, forces us to be the best and exceed our valued customers’ expectations.

YASSER: The majority of us are working for money to run a house, so every penny matters. I look for value for money and Kayseria is just that. Again, I want my product to be valid this season but be valid later on as well.

Which collection of Kayseria is coming out? What is the theme of the collection?

Our Winter Collection is out now with prints you will love and classic embroidery collection you will need to have and later we will have Kayseria Pret, Ladli, Working Woman, Luxury Pret and Limited Editions coming soon at all outlets.

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