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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...
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a common phenomenon among older men. It basically is the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It's believed that more than half of all men in their 60's experience some sort of enlargement of this gland. The initial growth of the prostate happens in puberty, and a second growth spurt happens at around age 25. Continual growth after this is very common, and problems with growth don't usually surface until later in life.
Although there is no definite cause for prostate enlargement, a couple of theories include hormone imbalances and biological factors.
Prostate growth most often triggers obstruction of the urethra, since the gland encompasses it. This results in such symptoms as the following:
Incomplete emptying of the bladder
Weak urine stream
Interrupted urine stream
Leaking or dribbling
Inability to urinate (acute urinary reten...
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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