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Treatments Options for High-volume Enlarged Prostate

The prostate is a walnut-sized organ that is part of the male reproductive system. It sits in front the bladder and above the rectum. The prostate is responsible for the production and supply of fluid that helps nourish sperm in the ejaculate. The urethra, where urine travels from the bladder to the penis, runs through the prostate. As a result of family history, lifestyle, diet, and natural hormo...

Prostate Health 101

Men's health awareness is all about educating men on preventable health issues and the importance of talking to your doctor. This also involves reviewing some crucial facts about the prostate gland. Only men have a prostate. This walnut-shaped gland is part of the male reproductive system. The prostate sits under the bladder and in front of the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carri...

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a small walnut shaped gland in the pelvis of men. It is located next to the bladder and can be examined by getting a digital rectal exam. Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate gland. It is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths for men in the U.S. About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. This year, nearly 175,000 men ...

How To Keep Your Prostate Happy

Name a gland in the male body that is essential for fertility but not for erections, and just happens to enlarge, rather than shrink, with age. That's right, the prostate. Go Baby Go Because of the prostate, as men age, they are more likely to look at travel experiences as a series of restroom stops. Navigating to the grocery store, the gas station or to a friend's house for poker incorporates all...

Diagnosis

Screening "Screening" means testing for a disease even if you have no symptoms. The prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal examination (DRE) are two tests that are used to screen for prostate cancer. Both are used to detect cancer early. However, these tests are not perfect. Abnormal results with either test may be due to benign prostatic enlargement (BPH) or infection, rath...

Prostate Cancer: Living with your Diagnosis

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men in the United States, and is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. In 2015, about 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 27,540 men will die from the disease. The good news is that prostate cancer can be treated successfully when found early. There are more than 2.8 million men in the United States who co...

Symptoms

In its early stages, prostate cancer often has no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they can be like those of an enlarged prostate or BPH.Prostate cancer can also cause symptoms unrelated to BPH. If you have urinary problems, talk with your healthcare provider about them. Symptoms of prostate cancer can be: Dull pain in the lower pelvic area Frequent urinating Trouble urinating, pain, burning, or...

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH is an enlarged prostate. The prostate goes through two main growth cycles during a man’s life. The first occurs early in puberty, when the prostate doubles in size. The second phase of growth starts around age 25 and goes on for most of the rest of a man's life. BPH most often occurs during this second growth phase. As the prostate enlarges, it presses against the urethra. The bladder wa...

Spring 2018

As men get older, their risk for developing an enlarged prostate gland increases. This condition, known as BPH, affects men around the world. There are many treatment options for BPH.

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Learn more about BPH, also known as an enlarged prostate, which affects 50% of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90% of men over the age of 80.

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