In the male the first part of the urethra, or discharge tube of the bladder, passes through a structure shaped rather like a chestnut, and known as the prostate. This is made up of three lobes, right, left and middle, the last lying beneath the urethra. The structure is made up of glandular tissue mainly, but there is also plain muscle tissue. The glands secrete a clear, glairy substance.
Inflammation of the prostate, or prostatitis, may be acute or chronic, and the commonest cause of both is gonorrhea. Acute prostatitis is a very painful affection. There are frequent calls to pass water, and this causes pain and straining; considerable pain may also be caused by defecation; frequently an abscess forms in the prostate, and may aggravate the symptoms, so that bodily movements, or even sitting, cause intolerable pain.
Strict rest, restriction of diet to bland drinks, and the application of heat, preferably as a hot hip bath, will probably bring relief in acute prostatitis, but if pus forms it must have vent. If it bursts through into the bowel, or externally, it is likely to leave a fistula, so it should be evacuated by operation.
Chronic prostatitis is the usual cause of gleet, the chronic type of gonorrhea (q.v.). Among other details of treatment for gleet, massage of the prostate through the rectum takes an important place.
Enlargement of the prostate:
An elderly man may suffer from an enlarged prostate; this may happen under the age of fifty, but only rarely. Generally the enlargement makes the flow of urine slower by causing some obstruction. In The earliest stages it may simply be a little delay in the starting of the flow, but it will be noticed that any effort to press the urine out rather hinders than helps. The patient will next find that he has to pass water more frequently and get up once or twice in the night for the purpose. An enlarged prostate thus becomes a bane of old age.
After a time, when the urine is passed some will be left in the bottom of the bladder. This is known as residual urine, and, sooner or later, it begins to decompose and become irritating, thus giving rise to inflammation of the bladder lining, or cystitis. At any time, a chill or overmuch alcohol may cause retention of urine altogether. There is always a likelihood also of the inflammation passing up the urethra to the kidneys.
One way of dealing with the situation is for the patient to use a catheter regularly; another, and a better way, is to have the prostate removed by the operation described as prostatectomy. This is entirely satisfactory, as the bladder begins to function as in a normal individual.
Sometimes, however, an enlargement may be due to a sarcoma or a carcinoma, but these tumors are not very common in this situation. The only kind of treatment which, as a rule, is available when the enlargement is discovered is that by radium or by X-rays. Sometimes, as a result of chronic inflammation in the prostate, stones, referred to as prostatic calculi, form in the organ. These are revealed by the use of X-rays.
Application and treatment:
A gland in the male that surrounds the neck of the bladder and the urethra. It is an accessory sex gland which secretes a mucous like fluid which carries seminal secretion and makes a medium which will permit the spermatozoa to live and reach their objective for fertilization of the female’s egg cells. The prostate produces prostatic fluid, an important part of semen. It is produced all the time and escapes through the urine. At sexual excitement, it is discharged into the urethra and thus into the semen at orgasm.
Acute prostatitis is troublesome and while the desire to urinate increases and it may be painful to urinate. An abscess may form in the gland to give pain and encroach on the urethra or nearby tissues. Over 50 years old, the most frequent disorder is its gradual enlargement. A desire to urinate more often is common. As the condition develops, a residue of voided urine tends to remain in the bladder. Soon this decomposes and irritates the entire bladder, leading to inflammation.
To stop the inflammation apply negative polarity at 727,787,880 Hz applications at very low output for 5 minutes twice daily. Apply positive to solar plexus at the same time.
For healing after operations use positive for 30 minutes at 10,000 Hertz, over the prostate gland; use the negative first to dissolve the inflammation and growth. An operation, if it is not needed, may only make a long term condition worse from which many never recover. Infection can be readily controlled with the energy applied. Apply energy for prostate in man and uterus in women.
The prostate gland consists of a median lobe and two lateral lobes, and is made up partly of glandular matter with ducts that empty into the urethra, and partly of muscular fibers which surround the urethra. When the gland enlarges men find they wake several times in the night with need to urinate.
As the trouble progresses the stream of urine gets smaller and stoppage is irregular and uneven. Examination may be done by inserting a finger into the anus to feel the enlargement of the gland. If enlarged the gland should be treated with negative polarity to reduce the swelling for 30 minutes.
In case of an infection, reduction of infection may be attained by 20,727,787,880 Hz with frequency instruments using an application of very low output as mentioned above.