As you grow older, lots of health problems can affect you that you didn’t even think of in the past. For example, an enlarged prostate is pretty common in most men over the age of 50, but many of them find it surprising when they visit their doctors and get the diagnosis. Of course, the unknown factors and developments associated with transitioning to old age can be pretty scary, and so can the unknowns linked to any disorders you might have, such as an enlarged prostate.
The main prostate changes that people experience as they grow older can include inflammation (also known as prostatitis), BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia, and an enlarged prostate. Of the three, BPH could be considered more serious, but all conditions can lead to considerable problems and discomfort, if they’re left untreated. The fortunate thing is that one generally doesn’t tend to lead to the other, and at least when it comes to having an enlarged prostate, your risk of developing prostate cancer will be no greater than it was in the past.
That’s not to say you should ignore an enlarged prostate. If left untreated, the problem can easily degenerate and lead to an inability to urinate, pain experienced while urinating, an increased frequency of urinary tract infections and even kidney damage. So it’s best to be informed and get the best Colorado enlarged prostate treatment options you can as early as possible.