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Men’s Health: The Prostate

About the size of a walnut, the prostate is a gland that gets a lot of attention.

A male sex gland, the prostate produces the thick fluid for semen. Men of all ages can have prostate issues. A Urologist is a physician who can treat and manage prostate issues.  

Top 3 Prostate Health Concerns for Men

Enlarged Prostate

Half of all men between ages 50 and 60 will develop an enlarged prostate, and by the age of 80, 90% of men will have an enlarged prostate. Symptoms include frequent urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, a weak urine stream, or difficulty starting urination.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Men aged 50 and over should have a simple blood test can measure prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels can detect the presence of cancer, as well as a annual digital rectal exam to check for prostate cancer.

Prostatitis

Prostatitis is the most common prostate problem for men under 50. It is an inflammation of the prostate, commonly caused by an infection.  50% of adult men will be treated for it in their lifetime. Symptoms include fever, sexual dysfunction, and pain during urination. June is Men’s Health Month, so now is the time to talk to your physician about your prostate health.

Specialized urological care is now available in Evanston. Call (307) 783‑8364 to schedule an appointment today with G. Blake Johnson, M.D., or Justin Parkinson, M.D. Learn more at UintaMedicalGroup.com.