Once you reach the age of 50, your prostate will begin to change. As a result, you’ll be at risk of developing certain non-cancerous problems.
What type of prostate conditions can I develop?
Prostate issues are common in men above 50, and while some are benign and treatable with medication, others are more severe and require surgical intervention.
Benign, non-cancerous prostate problems include:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia
- Acute bacterial prostatitis
- Chronic prostatitis (requires surgery)
- Chronic bacterial prostatitis
Treatments for prostate conditions
If you have any of the above conditions, you may need a combination of treatments to address your symptoms. Treatments include:
- Alpha blockers
- 5-alpha reductase inhibitors
- Drug therapy
- Surgical intervention