Welcome to the DCGOGO Health Resource Center. One of the most important issues in our lives is our health. In-order to maintain a health body, one must have a profound knowledge of all of the major health problems surrounding our families, comminutes and our environment. At the DCGOGO Health Resource Center our goal is to provide you with information regarding health concerns in the Afro-American Community.
Prostate Problem Glossary
Prostate Problem Glossary
antibiotic (AN-tee-by-AH-tik): A medicine that kills bacteria.
bacteria (bak-TEER-ee-uh): Tiny organisms that cause infection or disease.
benign (be-NINE) prostatic (prah-STAT-ik) hyperplasia (HY-per-PLAY-sha) (BPH): An enlarged prostate not caused by cancer. BPH can cause problems with urination because the prostate squeezes the urethra at the opening of the bladder.
cystoscope (SIS-toh-scope): A tube-like instrument used to look inside the urethra and bladder.
ejaculation (ee-JAK-yoo-LAY-shun): The sudden release of semen through the penis during sexual climax.
intravenous (IN-truh-VEE-nus) pyelogram (PY-loh-gram) (IVP): An x ray of the urinary tract. A dye is injected to make urine visible on the x ray and show any blockage in the urinary tract.
prostate (PRAH-state): In men, a walnut-shaped gland that surrounds the urethra at the neck of the bladder. The prostate supplies fluid that goes into semen.
prostatectomy (PRAH-stuh-TEK-tuh-mee): Removal of the entire prostate gland.
prostatitis (PRAH-stuh-TY-tis): Inflammation of the prostate gland. Chronic prostatitis means the prostate gets inflamed over and over again. The most common form of prostatitis is not associated with any known infecting organism.
transurethral (TRANZ-yoo-REE-thrul): Through the urethra. Several transurethral procedures are treatments for BPH:
TUMT (transurethral microwave thermotherapy): Destroys excess prostate tissue interfering with the exit of urine from the body by using a probe in the urethra to deliver microwaves.
TUNA (transurethral needle ablation): Destroys excess prostate tissue with electromagnetically generated heat by using a needle-like device in the urethra.
TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate): Removes the excess prostate tissue by using an instrument with an electrical loop.
urethra (yoo-REE-thrah): The tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of the body.
|What is the Prostate||What test will my Doctor order|
|What are Prostate problems||How is BPH treated|
|What is Prostatitis||Is TURP the same as removing the Prostate|
|Is BPH a serious disease|
|Is BPH a sign of cancer||Prostate Problem Glossary|
Influenza Symptoms/The Flu
|Influenza Symptoms||Be Aware of Common Flu Symptoms||Diagnosing The Flu|
|Know The Risk From The Flu||People May Have Different Reactions from the Flu||Know How The Flu Spreads|
|Best Protection Against The Flu||The Flu Shot||The Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Related Information||What Is The Flu Shot||Who Should Get The Flu Shot|
|People At High Risk From Complications from the Flu||People Who Live With Or Care For Those At High Risk From Complications From Flu||Use of the Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine|
|Who Should Get The Flu Shot||How Effective Is The Flu Shot||What Are The Risk From Getting The Flu Shot|
|What Is Liposuction?||Who Performs Liposuction?||How Can I Find The Right Doctor?|
|What Does The FDA Regulate||What Are The Risk Associated With Liposuction?||Liposuction Glossary|
METHICILLIN-RESISTANT STAPHYLOCOCCUS AUREUS (MRSA)
|What Is MRSA||Who Is Susceptible To MRSA Infection||What Are The Symptoms of MRSA|
|Can MRSA Be Treated||How Long Does MRSA Infections Last||Where Is MRSA Found and How Does It Spread|
|How Is The Transmission of MRSA Prevented||Hand Washing||Masking|
|Gowning||Patient Care Equipment||Handling of Laundry|
What Is Mesothelioma
|What Is Mesothelioma||Plearul Mesothelioma||Peritoneal Mesothelioma||Benign Mesothelioma|