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The prostate is a gland located in your lower abdomen, surrounding the urethra. This gland helps make semen, the fluid that contains sperm. In young men, the prostate is about the size of a walnut but it slowly grows as a man ages.
What is Prostatitis?
Prostatitis is an inflammation or infection of the prostate. You may experience discomfort or pain in your penis , groin, around your rectum or in your pelvic area. It may make it difficult or painful to urinate. Prostatitis may come on suddenly or may develop over time. Other symptoms include:
Burning when urinating
Pain during ejaculation
Sometimes prostatitis is caused by a bacterial infection and medical care is needed and usually successful. Some STDs, such as gonorrhea and Chlamydia can cause bacterial prostatitis. Other times the cause isn’t known and it may come and go on its own. Unfortunately, in many cases prostatitis is chronic, it will go away only to return again – ...
There is no question that men’s specific health needs are often overlooked when compared to women. Yet, statistically men have a shorter life expectancy and are more likely to die from chronic disease than their female counterpart. Part of the reason for this might be attributed to gender characteristics that are predominant in many men such as a greater propensity to take risks, a more macho “can’t get hurt” attitude and the avoidance of responsibility when it comes to proactive health care. Although these are broad generalizations that certainly don’t apply to all men (and may also be traits held by women), it’s important that we support men in caring for their health and wellbeing in the best way possible. In order to do so, we must recognize the gender differences and distinct challenges that men face in order to provide them with the best information for living a long and healthy life. Below are 8 health practices to assist men in t...
All me want to be healthy, and in many cases, they try and take care of themselves by watching what they eat, getting exercise on a regular basis, and managing the stress in their lives. But many men are unaware that they can also take care of their sexual health and prevent problems before they occur. Here are 10 tips for men to keep in mind for maximum sexual health: Eat a healthy diet – Many men are surprised to learn that what they eat can affect their sexual performance, but it does. By eating healthy foods that are rich in nutrients and low in fats, you will keep your “sexual” system in good working order. Strive for plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean cuts of meat, whole grains and low-fat milk. Get regular exercise – Men who live a “couch potato” lifestyle may soon find themselves with sexual problems. By “getting up and moving” you will be taking an active ro...
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