Updated: Apr 6
-One-third of men over 50 years old, and by the age of 85, up to 90% of men will be affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) -
-One in ten men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer after skin cancer.
-Prostatitis is the most common urinary tract problem in men under 50, and the third most common urinary tract problem in men over 50. Chronic prostatitis affects up to 15% of American men. Many men with prostate disease also suffer from hormone deficiencies and imbalances. For example, low testosterone affects nearly 40% of men over 45. Hormonal imbalances also play a role in various health problems, including erectile dysfunction and low libido.
Some men who are diagnosed with BPH and have urinary problems actually have bladder dysfunction. In fact, approximately 3.4 million men in the United States have urinary incontinence. Some of these cases are related to an enlarged prostate, while others are bladder muscle problems.
While the prostate can become diseased due to various factors, your diet and lifestyle choices can reduce risk of these diseases and, in many cases, positively affect the treatment of these conditions if you already have them.
Source: Healing the Prostate by Dr. Mark Stengler, Hay House, 2021.