Prostatitis Symptoms: What You Need to Know

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Prostatitis is a disease that affects men’s reproductive and urinary systems due to an inflammation or infection in the prostate. It is a painful disease that attacks the prostate — a walnut-shaped gland, located around the urethra at the neck of the bladder and in front of the rectum — which produces a fluid which combines with semen and is crucial for men’s fertility. Prostatitis can be developed by men at any age or race and it affects 10 to 15 percent of the U.S. male population, according to the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease (NIDDKD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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