The team at MINXxx are dedicated not only to supplying products and aids to improve performance in the bedroom, we’re also conscious of the need to stay healthy. We’re addressing issues faced by men (and women too) although this month we’re focussing on male health awareness. The Movember Foundation this year are running a campaign showcasing the health of men’s’ prostates and their aim is to get all blokes out there to get their prostates checked out. MINXxx are supporting this promotion to raise awareness and funds for men’s health, especially prostate and testicular cancer.
What is the prostrate?
Your prostrate, sometimes known as your secret sex gland, is one of the more intriguing parts of the male anatomy. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland found immediately below the bladder, in front of your bowels. It’s primarily accountable for producing the sustaining, enriching fluid found in semen. One of the most common diseases of the prostrate is cancer, which develops when cells in this location begin to multiply profusely. Although in its early stages, this disease presents no problems, this slowly emerging cancer needs to be found and treatment begun before it spreads further in your body. Although research is constantly ongoing, prostate cancer is probably the most common cancer in men, with a high percentage of newly diagnosed cases in Australia each year.
Symptoms to lookout for
In the early stages of prostate cancer, most men will not show any symptoms at all, but it’s essential you visit your doctor if you experience any of the following symptoms, down below:
- The need to urinate more frequently, particularly at night
- The need to rush to the toilet causing you to sometimes leak urine
- Finding it difficult to start to urinate
- A weak flow and dribbling
- Feeling that perhaps you have not fully emptied your bladder
- Any pain or blood in urine
The two common tests for initial investigation include a Digital Rectal Exam, where your Doctor will insert a gloved finger into your rectum, where he will feel part of the surface of the prostate. It is possible to self-test, or perhaps your partner has discovered your prostate during foreplay, but if you suspect any abnormalities, it’s probably best to get your GP to examine you.
The second test is a PSA Blood Test that searches for the presence of a certain protein in your blood that has been created by prostate cells. Depending on the results from either of these tests, a biopsy may be the next step, which will be arranged by your medic.
In some cases, men will experience side effects of the treatment, including erectile dysfunction. Because of this, prostate cancer isn’t just a man’s problem and disease, as it can have an impact on intimate relationships. Ensure that you involve your partner during your various treatment options. Be prostate aware this Movember!