Happy June! Here at Motivate, we make it our mission to increase 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.
Prostatitis: inflammation and swelling of the prostate gland, which can cause:
- Painful and difficulty urination
- Frequent and urgent urination, especially at night
- Back, abdomen, groin, pelvic, and/or genital pain
- Pain with ejaculation
Fact: Prostatitis is the most common urinary tract issue for males 50 years old and younger. (National Institute of Health)