Men’s Health

Premier Physician Network providers answer frequently asked questions about men’s health.

How Can Men Improve Prostate Health?

As a man, it’s important to protect your prostate. That means knowing about potential problems with your prostate health, such as:

  • Prostate cancer
    • The most common cancer among men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    • Doesn’t always have early symptoms. Tests—prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing and core needle biopsy - may provide more information about a cancerous tumor. 
    • Help improve your prostate health and possibly reduce your risk of prostate cancer by eating healthy, exercising regularly and not smoking, according to the National Cancer Institute.
  • BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy)
    • Also known as enlarged prostate.
    • Makes it harder for urine to flow and makes you need to urinate more often.
    • Symptoms include straining during urination, a weak urine stream and feeling like your bladder isn’t empty.
    • Depending on the size of your enlarged prostate, your doctor may recommend that you wait for symptoms to pass, take medicines, or try other non-surgical procedures or surgery.
  • Prostatitis
    • Inflammation of the prostate gland causes it to become swollen and painful.
    • May be caused by infection and tightening of the pelvic muscles or reflux of urine into prostate gland.
    • You may have burning during urination, pressure or pain in genitals, fever, chills and possible sickness.
    • Infection can be treated with medicines.

If you have prostate symptoms or concerns, talk with your doctor about the best treatment or solution for you.

Learn more:

Source: Nafisa Islam, MD, Brookville Family Care; Gene Lease, MD, Vandalia Medical Center; Timothy O Donnell, MD, Miami Valley Primary Care; Mark Ringle, MD, Beavercreek Family Physicians; Breanna Veal, PA-C, Walden Ponds Primary Care; Douglas Gaker, MD, Premier Urology Center

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