The prostate is a small male sex gland that surrounds the neck of the bladder. When a man ejaculates, prostatic fluid is part of the fluid in semen that allows sperm to travel from the testicles.
Ideally, the prostate is the size of a walnut. Most men experience prostate enlargement as they age. This is not always severe enough to require correction. In some cases, however, it is necessary to remove the prostate.
Removal of the prostate is usually only considered if it has grown to a large size and compromising the urethra. By this time, it will interfere with the normal flow of urine. There may also be an enhanced likelihood of prostate cancer, making the removal process critical for a man’s health. However, many men are concerned with the connections between prostate issues and erectile dysfunction.
Can Prostatitis Cause ED?
Prostatitis is a disorder characterized by swelling of the prostate. The swelling is typically caused by an acute bacterial infection. As a result, it develops quickly and has a number of symptoms: high fever, chills, muscle aches, and pain in the penis, scrotum, joints or lower back.
Prostatitis can cause a weak urine stream and will typically interfere with erectile function until the infection has been resolved. If it develops into chronic bacterial prostatitis, the symptoms can linger for months. This is more likely to cause lasting effects that may hamper sexual function.
What to Expect After a Prostatectomy
Prostatectomy is the surgical removal of the prostate. Done correctly and under ideal conditions, the odds of lasting complications are low. In the past, prostatectomy carried with it a significant risk of trouble getting or sustaining an erection. Now, that outcome is less likely.However, men should still prepare for the possibility of erectile complications.
Today’s prostate procedures are less invasive than those of the past, but any time an organ is removed, the consequences can be significant. It may take several months, or even years, for a man to regain full erectile function. During this time, it is essential to help the body heal.
What Helps Erections: Treatment Options
At the biostation, we have developed many uniquely effective treatment protocols especially for men suffering from ED. We use a wide range of high-tech restorative treatments, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, to enhance testosterone supply.
Higher levels of testosterone can help ensure sufficient blood flow to the penis while improving sexual performance, sensation and desire. You can learn more in our Guide to Erectile Dysfunction.
We also offer Platelet-Rich Plasma therapy (PRP) that has been shown to improve sexual health and accelerate the natural healing process after many different types of surgery.
To find out more, contact the experienced team at the biostation today.