FROM OUR EXPERTS
Schmidt , HealthCentral's Incontinence Expert
Although women are twice as likely as men to experience
incontinence, that doesnt mean that we should ignore our male
counterparts when it comes to this life-altering condition. As
always, its hard to find stats on incontinence, but one UK
site reported that 5 to 7% of men under 64 and 10 to 20% of men
over 64 experience some kind of urinary leakage. The Mens
Health Network, a non-profit committed to improving the health and
wellness of men, has declared this as Mens Health Week. With
Fathers Day right around the corner, the timing couldnt
be better to think about the men in our lives.
Men, as well as women, can experience incontinence for a variety
of reasons. However, one of the major contributing causes to
incontinence in men is prostate problems. According to the National
Institutes of Health, The prostate is a male gland about the
size and shape of a walnut. It surrounds the urethra...
Alternative Names Erectile dysfunction; Impotence; Sexual dysfunction - male Home Care For many men, lifestyle changes can help: Cut down on smoking, alcohol, and illegal drugs. Get plenty of rest and take time to relax. Exercise and eat a healthy diet to maintain good circulation. Use safe sex practices, which reduces fear of HIV and STDs. Talk openly to your partner about sex and your relationship. If you are unable to do this, counseling can help. Couples who cannot talk to each other are likely to have problems with sexual intimacy. Men who have trouble communicating their feelings may find it difficult to share with their partner any anxieties about their sexual performance. In these circumstances, counseling can be very helpful for both you and your partner. Call your health care provider if Call your doctor if: The problem does not go away with self-care measures -- effective treatments are available The problem begins after an injury or prostate surgery You have other symptoms like low back...
The prostate is part of the male reproductive system. It is a gland that surrounds the urethra, which carries urine. It produces a fluid which both protects and enriches sperm. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut but it usually increases in size as men get older. Some of the common problems include:
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate. This can cause problems with urination, making it difficult to urinate or making you feel as if you need to urinate frequently, especially at night.
Acute bacterial prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection. Besides an enlarged prostate, you can have fever, chills and pain. You may have blood in your urine or might feel pain when urinating.
Chronic bacterial prostatitis is a recurring bacterial infection of the prostate. It can be difficult to treat and might require long-term antibiotics.
Chronic prostatitis is also called Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome. You might have pain in the lower bak, the groin area or at...
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