Men can be a complicated species...They are all so unique that no user guide has ever been written! They do tend to have one thing in common, though, and that’s a hatred for doctors and hospitals. My boyfriend will do anything to avoid going! I do worry about his health, though, so I’ve been looking at which health problems are common in men, and how to spot them. Here are my results...
1. Prostate Problems
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The prostate is a gland underneath the bladder, which features in the production of semen. The biggest indication of something being wrong with the prostate is having trouble urinating. In men over 50, this can be caused by the prostate swelling, and pushing against the uretha. It can also be caused by prostate cancer, though, so it’s worth keeping an eye on. If he starts to feel a sudden urge to urinate, has trouble urinating or his urine contains blood, its worth asking the doctor for a PSA test, which checks for abnormalities in the blood and can detect prostate cancer. If worst comes to worst, remember that prostate cancer has a very high survival rate, with over two thirds of sufferers living well into old age.