The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra – the tube that carries urine from the bladder. As you grow older, your prostate grows, which can lead to urological problems. They can be painful and sometimes life threatening.
Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate. It is relatively common in men – up to 50% of men will experience this condition in their lifetime. It can be sudden and severe (acute) or continuous (chronic).
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is an enlarged prostate. This is not a cancerous condition.
Prostate cancer affects almost 1 in 9 men. In its early stages, it may be asymptomatic (asymptomatic). This is the leading cancer among men. Early detection continues to improve as men follow the recommendations for prostate cancer screening.
Control instructions indicate that men should start when they reach their 50s. African-American men and men with a family history of prostate cancer should be screened by age 40.
Although often a difficult topic for men and women to discuss, sexual function problems are very common in our society and may be more of a issue as we get older. Such difficulties can be clearly related to loss of interest and desire for sex, ie loss of libido. This may be related to a decrease in the production of the male hormone (testosterone) with increasing age. This association has been referred to as “male menopause” or andropause, although its more accurate label is probably “Testosterone Deficiency Syndrome” (TDS). In such cases, carefully managed testosterone replacement can be extremely effective.
Impotence or erectile dysfunction, ie the inability to obtain or maintain an erection adequate for sexual intercourse, is a very common problem in men. It is estimated that over 50% of men aged 40 to 70 have erectile dysfunction.
There are many approaches to treating this nasty problem. However, effective treatment requires a more holistic approach than simply prescribing tablets, because erectile dysfunction is often multifactorial.
Urologists – Andrologists believe that such problems should be approached as part of a global assessment of male health and through this approach provide the most appropriate and effective treatment regimen. for each person.