Do you feel embarrassed and afraid telling your doctor that you have problems with your prostate? This could be the main reason why you choose not to visit your doctor. Because of this, you leave the problem alone until the disease becomes serious and needs immediate medical attention.
Prostate problems are becoming a norm for men. Do you think you can escape from it? Here is what the statistics say. Out of ten men, eight will have an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BHP). Men suffer in silence because they feel ashamed to discuss about their deteriorating prostate health with others.
Prostate plays an important role in men’s health. It produces a thick secretion to form part of semen which carries sperm. In other words, if your prostate health collapses, so does your reproduction system.
One of the most common prostate problem among men is prostate enlargement or BHP. Fortunately, it is not cancerous. Statistics indicate that more than 50 percent of men of 60 years old and 80 percent of men of 80 years old experience the symptoms of BHP. Inflammation of prostate or prostatitis is another common problem among men. About 50 percent of men suffer from this disease. Prostate cancer is a “silent killer” that threatens men’s life especially when they are over 50 years old. The risk increases with age.
Which group of men are at risk of developing prostate problems? Obviously, age is the main factor. When men hit their forties, the risk begins to develop. The problems usually begin to appear when they are in their fifties and above. As the risk of prostate cancer escalates with the age, researchers report that more than 65 percent of all prostate cancer sufferers fall in the age group of 65 and above. Other observations show that sexually active young men who have sex with multiple partners will increase their likelihood of prostate cancer occurrence later in their life.
Once you know that your prostate is malfunctioning, it is time to seek treatment. If you continue to remain silent and think that it will go away, then you are allowing yourself to experience further damage. You may face the consequences of untreated prostate problem such as urinary tract infections, bladder damage, kidney failure, impotence, and incontinence.
Men do have some concerns when it comes to prostate health. The emotions they feel inside, such as embarrassment, is unavoidable when it comes to awkward manly subjects such as erectile dysfunction and testicular disorders. They just need the courage to brace themselves, and discuss this sensitive matter with their family and doctor. Leaving these disorders untreated can bring forth detrimental outcomes not just on their prostate health but also on their overall well-being.