Prostate cancer will strike one in 15 men in their 60s. Race plays a part, as does age. Family history may also influence a man’s chance of getting prostate cancer. Often referred to as a silent killer, it has few clear symptoms and the best defense is a solid offense of screenings, anti-aging therapies, and diligence.
Signs of prostate cancer can be subtle and vary from patient to patient. If you or someone you love experiences any of the symptoms, it’s important to get screened right away. The earlier the cancer is detected, the more successful treatment is likely to be. Some common symptoms include burning or pain during urination, difficulty controlling the flow- starting and stopping, while urinating, loss of bladder control, decreased volume or velocity, and blood in the urine. Any of these symptoms warrant an immediate consultation with your doctor.
Since prostate cancer can be so subtle in the early stages, early screening is important. The symptoms may be different for each man. Digital rectal exams and prostate-specific androgen tests can help detect it early. Screenings should start at age 50.
The chances of developing prostate cancer increase sharply as you age. Men in their 40s are far less likely to develop cancer. As we age, our bodies change, and our immune systems are less able to deal with threats. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a therapy that can combat the signs of aging and help boost the body’s ability to fight disease.
Bioidentical hormones are created using natural sources and are identical to the hormones produced naturally by the body. Unlike synthetic hormones, there is no chance of rejection of bioidentical hormone replacements. The body recognizes them as natural. BHRT helps reinforce the body’s natural functions. Contact Low Country Male today to discuss how BHRT could benefit you.