Problems with the Prostate Gland
As we get older there are many things that we find doesn’t work quite as well as it used to! From aching joints to male pattern baldness, sometimes there are ways that we can combat these signs of old age (the His Hair clinic scalp micropigmentation creators have a way for dealing with this!).
There are some signs of old age that we take with a pinch of salt, but some things that should be taken more seriously. One of these is problems with the prostate gland. Men over fifty are at much higher risk of having problems with the prostate, many of which are serious, but treatable.
If you think you are having prostate problems, it is important to contact a doctor, as it could be one of these things…
Prostate enlargement – This is common in older men and more than a third of men over fifty have this problem. Problems when urinating are the main symptoms and reducing the amount of tea and coffee that you drink can help it, or your doctor can prescribe medication to help.
Prostatitis – This is a bacterial infection in the prostate and can affect men of any age. You may have lower back pain and pain the perineum as well as difficulty when urinating. It is treated by a doctor with painkillers and alpha blockers.
Prostate Cancer – This is the most common type of cancer in men. A family history of prostate cancer can mean you may have a higher risk. Symptoms are very similar to prostate enlargement, so it is important to check with a doctor. It is usually treated successfully but you should not hesitate to see a doctor.