Prostate Health

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The prostate is a small, but important gland in the male reproductive system.  Like any other part of the human body, things can sometimes go wrong with the prostate causing uncomfortable symptoms such as difficulty urinating. You may find yourself facing common conditions like an enlarged prostate, prostatitis, or prostate cancer. If you or a loved one is suffering from a prostate problem, understanding more about it can help you better manage the condition. In this section, you will find key details about the prostate and the most common prostate diseases. To learn about the warning signs of prostate disease, see Symptoms of Prostate Conditions and Disease. For more information about the diagnostic tests used to identify prostate problems, read our page Diagnosis. As prostate problems are often highly treatable, there is comprehensive information on the treatment options available. While not always preventable, there is also a page that includes some general tips for healthy living to reduce your risk of prostate problems.

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The symptoms of prostate problems vary depending on the cause and severity of the condition. However, the most common signs of prostate problems include: Weak urine stream Difficulty starting urination Stopping and starting while urinating Dribbling at the end of urination Frequent or urgent need to urinate Increased frequency of urination

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What is the prostate? The prostate is a gland forming part of the male reproductive system. It is located in front of the rectum and below the bladder. The urethra runs through the center of the prostate, from the bladder to the penis, letting urine flow out of the body. The main function of the prostate gland is to produce fluid which protects and enriches sperm. In young

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If a prostate condition or disease is suspected, there are several tests to help your doctor identify the problem and decide on the best treatment. These include: Digital rectal exam: This exam is usually the first test done. The doctor inserts a gloved finger into the rectum and feels the prostate, which sits directly in front of the rectum. This exam gives the do

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Several treatments are available for prostate problems, including treatment for prostate cancer. The best treatment choice for you depends on a number of factors, including your diagnosis, how much your symptoms affect you, your age, other health conditions you may have, as well as your preference. Treatment options include: Watchful waiting: If your symptoms don't both

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There is currently no known way to completely prevent prostate conditions and disease. However, a person's risk of developing prostate problems can be reduced by maintaining a healthy, low-fat diet that includes plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.  Incorporating phytochemical-rich foods, such as tomatoes (which contain lycopene) and soy products (which have iso

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