Talk with your Doctor about Prostate Health in 2010

Dec 31st, 2009 | By | Category: Featured

Happy New Years!  Start planning for 2010 with a positive view of 2009.  But only look back briefly; there’s planning for 2010 to do.

The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends making 2010 the year you address your Urological problems, prostate health, and sexual health.

The AUA suggests that men over 40 talk with their doctor about prostate health screening.  Here are some reasons why:

Prostate cancer.  Over 28,000 men died in 2008 of Prostate cancer, making it the second deadliest form of cancer in men after skin cancer.   Prostate cancer rarely shows any symptoms until it reaches advanced stages, seemingly dormant until it’s often too late to treat.   If you’re over 40, make 2010 the year you get your prostate health checked.

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, also known as BPH.  It’s the enlarging of the prostate and generally affects middle-aged men or aging men.  This can compress the urethral canal, ultimately damaging the urethra.  Begign tumors can begin to grow in the prostate as early as 30 years, with as many as 50% of all men showing some evidence of BPH by the time they reach 50 years.  BPH can cause frequent urination or hesitant urination, pain during urination or more frequent Urinary Tract Infections.  If you’re experiencing any of these problems, be sure to get a prostate health examination.

Erectile Dysfunction – Of course Erectile Dysfunction is a complex and growing issue among the aging male population.  It is estimated that over half of men over 50 years experiencing or have experienced some form of erectile dysfunction.  Of course, this doesn’t always mean it’s a major health issue, but frequent erectile dysfunction can be a physical issue for about 3 out of 4 men.   ED can also be a precursor to more dangerous health conditions, so if you’re experiencing erectile dysfunction, discuss with your doctor, but get an examination for 2010 and if you need treatment, look first to therapy and lifestyle changes (diet and exercise), then to medical devices like Osbon Erecaid before drug treatments which can lead to unintended side effects.

Premature Ejaculation – Ok, so this is a blog about Impotence, but it is still worth noting that premature ejaculation is a sexual health concern affecting millions of men.  This could be mental or physical, but there are treatment options for the causes of P.E. so if you have no voluntary control over ejaculation you should discuss your sexual health with your doctor.  Chances are they’re familiar with treatment options because you’re not alone!

Make 2010 the year you visit your doctor and discuss the issues of prostate and sexual health.  You’ll be glad you did, and overall have a better shot at good urological and sexual health in the future years to come.

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