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Prostate Conditions

Prostate Conditions

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
  • Tadalafil 
  • Antibiotics
  • Surgical intervention