MACON,GA–September is widely known as Men’s Health Month, for thirty days hospitals nationwide are encouraging men to take time to look at their health.
Locally in Middle Georgia, Navicent Health hosted a roundtable to discuss one of the biggest health issues men face, “benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH)”.
BPH is considered an enlarged prostate, which ultimately could lead to urinary and bladder control issues.
Brian Geary, MD, board-certified urologist said, “Not all men will get clinically significant prostate cancer, but just about all men will get at some point in their life clinically significant BPH.”
Navicent Health adds, “Over 40 percent of men in their 50’s and over 80 percent of men in their 70s have BPH. While many men may believe BPH is an unavoidable byproduct of aging, that is simply not the case.”
Geary and other Urologists suggest the best way to known the status of your prostate is to have an open dialogue with your healthcare providers.
Being aware of the status of your health can make all the difference as your age.
More information on benign prostate hyperplasia can be found here.