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1HEALTH WISE FOR MENKeep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)Bob White,AIM-IRS ABMTSMilwaukee, WI
2Do you have secret concerns? Is there anything that you would like to ask your doctor, but won’t because the answer might be unsettling?What about that lingering cough, that discomfort in the mornings?…Does it mean anything?
3The John Wayne Syndrome Why is it that men have such difficulty with asking for directions?What is it that makes us willing to keep on driving, keep on hurting, keep on dreading?Maybe we’ll seem weak for asking, what if it doesn’t help after all, maybe asking will actually make things worse…
4Does It Have to Be That way? How many men do you know that have passed on from treatable conditions?What can it hurt to ask? Why not do it for your loved ones?
7What Is The Prostate?The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland found only in men.It lies in front of the rectum, just below the bladder, and surrounds the urethra.The gland is part of the male reproductive system that makes a fluid that becomes part of the semen.
9Three Main Prostate Problems Enlargement, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH);Inflammation or infection, called prostatitis;And Cancer.
10The Enlarged ProstateThe gland expands causing pressure on the urethra, which can lead to urinary problems.The urge to urinate frequently, a weak urine flow, breaks in urine stream, and dribbling are all symptoms of an enlarged prostate.
12The Enlarged ProstateBPH is the most common prostate problem for men older than 50.Older men are at risk for prostate cancer as well, but it is much less common than BPH.
13The Enlarged ProstateA doctor will do a digital rectal exam (DRE) to check the size and condition of the prostate.The doctor also may need to do special X-rays or scans to check the urethra, prostate, and bladder.
14The Enlarged ProstateBPH can lead to urinary problems like those with prostatitis.By age 60, many men have signs of BPH.By age 70, almost all men have some prostate enlargement.
15The Enlarged Prostate At its worst, BPH can lead to a weak bladder, Bladder or kidney infections, complete blockage in the flow of urine,And kidney failure.
16The Enlarged ProstateIt is true that some men with prostate cancer also have BPH, but the two conditions are not automatically linked.Most men with BPH do not develop prostate cancer.A doctor must make the differentiation.
17The Inflamed Prostrate Prostatitis is a clinical term used to describe a wide spectrum of disorders ranging from acute bacterial infection to chronic pain syndromes affecting the prostate
19The Inflamed Prostrate Acute bacterial prostatitis, is the least common inflammation condition, but is the easiest to diagnose and treat.This form comes on suddenly.Symptoms include chills and fever, pain in the lower back and genital area, and burning or painful urination.
20TreatmentsBPH cannot be cured; however, there are a number of treatments which can effectively reduce the prostate's size.Many of the procedures are non surgical but must be repeated periodically
21TreatmentsFortunately Prostatitis can be cured using antibiotics when its source is bacterialAnti-inflammatory drugs and analgesics are use to relieve symptoms of other types of Prostatitis.
22Prostate CancerThe third major problem that can occur in the prostate is cancer.It grows quietly for years, giving most men with the early disease no obvious symptoms."It's a silent killer, so early detection is important.
23Prostate CancerThe Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test can provide an individual with an indication of CancerThis test is not perfect; however, it is the best that we have currently.In combination with other diagnostics it is very helpful in early Cancer detection
24Prostate CancerThere is controversy in the medical community over the use of the PSA test since it can produce false positivesIn addition, the test doesn’t indicate whether an individual has a slow growing or rapid growth cancer condition
25Treatments Doctors have several ways to treat prostate cancer. The choice depends on many factors, such as whether or not the cancer has spread beyond the prostate, the patient's age and general health, and how the patient feels about the treatment options and their side effects.
26Prevention Is Better Than Cure Nothing beats a diet, low in saturated animal fats and refined sugars.A diet including adequate fiber derived from fruits and vegetables is recommended for heart and digestive health
27Prevention Is Better Than Cure Above all, move your body.Get out and walk in the fresh airDo some gardening
28Prevention Is Better Than Cure Don’t just sit there and worry about thingsThe stress will kill youNothing relieves stress like appropriate activity