Prostate Health


• Gland that is part of the male reproductive system surrounding the urethra at the neck of the bladder.

• Main function of the prostate is to make a thin fluid (semen) that lubricates the urethra and transports sperm.

• As men age, the prostate loses its original structure and function which may lead to urinary problems.

Prostate Conditions

Prostate Cancer
— Ranks second most common cancer in men1
— 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.1

Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy(BPH) - Enlarged Prostate
  • — Prevalence of 50% amongst men 60 years or older and 90% for men 80 years or older.2,3
  • — Approximately 14 million men in the United States have symptoms of BPH.
  • — Men with symptomatic BPH have a 23% lifetime risk of developing acute urinary retention (AUR) if left untreated. 4

— Most common urinary tract problem for men younger than age 50.5
— The third most common urinary tract problem for men older than age 50.5

Current Treatment

Condition Symptoms Treatment
Prostate Cancer Cancer
in the prostate
• Difficulty urinating
• Blood in semen
• Pelvic and bone pain
• Erectile dysfunction
• Radiation therapy
• Hormone therapy
• Surgery
• Chemotherapy
• Cryosurgery
Enlargement of the prostate gland
• Urinary frequency
• Nocturia
• Difficulty urinating
• Dribbling
• Alpha blockers
• 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
• Tadalifil
Swelling or inflammation of the prostate
• Painful or • difficult urination
• Groin, pelvic area or genital pain
• Antibiotics
• Alpha blockers
• Anti-inflammatory agents