The Role of Women in Men’s Health

Urology and prostate care must be primary care for men, like OB/GYN is for women: regular check-ups, screenings and tests are “musts” for men to maintain prostate health. As the gateway to many other critical areas of men’s health, the list of related conditions is long and must be regularly checked – bladder, kidney and urination problems, incontinence, kidney stones, tumors, sexual function and insidious “silent” prostate problems with no symptoms.

The following are tips on what you should and can do to promote your partner’s prostate health:

  1. Become a Prostate Care Coordinator
  2. Develop Prostate Radar
  3. Observe and recognize the 10 signs of a prostate problem
  4. Be his prostate compliance officer
  5. Reassure him that the diagnostic tests are generally simple, easy and quick
  6. Help educate him about the 4 treatment options for prostate cancer
  7. Help him adjust during and after treatment

Become a Prostate Care Coordinator

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Develop Prostate Radar

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Observe and recognize the 10 signs of a prostate problem

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  • In the car, is he stopping more often to visit the restroom?
  • Is he avoiding airplane trips, theater, movies and places with long lines, where waiting is the norm and bathroom trips are less convenient?
  • Does he wake up three-four times at night to urinate, with less than two hour intervals in between?
  • Does his underwear have urine stains?
  • Do you hear complaints about a weak flow with less force and having to "push" the urine out?
  • Does he say it feels like his bladder is not emptying?
  • Does he complain of trouble staring or stopping urine flow?
  • Is he unable to urinate?
  • Does he complain about painful or burning urination?
Has he mentioned blood in his urine, painful ejaculation, or frequent pain in the lower back, hips or thighs?

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Be his prostate compliance officer

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Reassure him that the diagnostic tests are generally simple, easy and quick

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Help educate him about the 4 treatment options for prostate cancer

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Help him adjust during and after treatment

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"A Women's Guide To Prostate Health" is provided by Prostate Healthcare of New York (PHCNY), one of the most highly regarded prostate medical and surgical practices in the country, founded by Doctors Eugene Fine & Irwin Leventhal. To learn more about PHCNY, click here.