Problems with the Prostate in Men over Fifty

March 3, 2021 12:04 pm

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There are many things that can happen to our bodies as we age, and some are just inevitable signs or ageing and not too much to worry about/. For example, you might find that you have achy joints and some men will find that they start to lose their hair – this is called male pattern baldness and although nothing to worry about the inventors of scalp micropigmentation have a great way of covering it up if you are follically challenged!

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One of the more serious problems that happen to men as they get older is problems with the prostate gland. This gland is only found in men and it is a part of the male reproductive system. As men age, sometimes the prostate can become enlarged – in fact over one third of men over the age of fifty have an enlarged prostate.

A doctor can prescribe medication for this, but if you have problems urinating such as a feeling that the bladder isn’t fully emptying, a sudden urge to urinate or the need to urinate more frequently it is important to see a doctor as they can not only help, but they can also check if you have prostate cancer.

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Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer, but the good thing is it can be treated and cured as long as you make sure that you go to the doctor to have it diagnosed quickly enough. Having problems as you get older is normal, but if you are concerned about anything it is better to visit your GP.