Here at Motivate, we make it our mission to increase men’s health awareness for total body healing. This month our topic of conversation is…. Prostate health awareness!
Your prostate is a small gland surrounding your urethra which produces vital fluids needed for reproduction and urination.
However you identify, if you have a prostate, it is important to get routine checkups from your doctor to assess your prostate health.
Along with aging, changing hormone levels, general de-conditioning, and lifestyle choices, it is important to be aware of common health issues involving the prostate, such as: prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia, and prostate cancer.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): The prostate increases in size and becomes enlarged, putting excessive pressure on the urethra leading to:
- Frequent and urgent urination, especially at night
- Difficulty initiating urination
- Weak or intermittent urine stream
- Small leakage post urination
- Incomplete bladder emptying
Fact: 50% of men between age 51 & 60 will be affected by BPH (National Institute of Health)