prostatitis verses enlarged prostate!
- Over 50% of men in their 60’s and as many as 90% in their 70s or older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland (BPH)
- Out of the 203,000 men diagnosed with prostate cancer, around 30,000 will die of it (each year)
- prostatitis affects around 35% of men in the 50’s and older
OK lets put this into plain English!
The prostate gland
The prostate gland about the size of a walnut, which surrounds part of the urethra. (the urethra – that long tube that takes urine from the bladder out of the body via the penis, girls you have a shorter one and that’s part of the reason women get bladder infections more than men.). The urethra is also responsible for transporting semen during ejaculation.
There are lots of changes in growth of the prostate gland during puberty. Many men around the age of 40…
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