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Health Concerns: Head to Toe : Older Adults : Bladder Problems and Erectile Dysfunction

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    • Benign Prostate Problems

      The prostate gland can develop several conditions that are not cancerous. Pain, inflammation, and impotency are common problems.

    • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

      Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also called benign prostatic hypertrophy. It’s when the prostate gland becomes very large and may cause problems passing urine. BPH is not cancer, and is a common part of aging.

    • Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Bladder and Bowel Incontinence

      Bladder dysfunction and bowel dysfunction refer to problems with urinating and passing stools. These may lead to the unwanted passage of urine or stool, called urinary or fecal incontinence.

    • Impotence/Erectile Dysfunction

      Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence means you can’t get an erection. It can also mean you are dissatisfied with the size or hardness of your erections, or how long your erections last.

    • Incontinence: A Fairly Common Problem

      Bladder and bowel control are complex processes that involve the brain, spinal cord and muscles of the bladder, bowel and pelvis. Loss of bladder or bowel control can be caused by problems with any of these components.

    • Interstitial Cystitis

      Interstitial cystitis (IC) is an inflamed or irritated bladder wall. It can lead to scarring and stiffening of the bladder. The bladder can’t hold as much urine as it did in the past. It is a chronic disorder.

    • Prostatitis

      Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate gland and sometimes the area around it. It is not cancer.

    • Urinary Incontinence

      Urinary incontinence (UI) is the loss of urine control. You may not being able to hold your urine until you can reach a restroom. It may be a short-term problem caused by another health issue. Or it may be a long-term problem that you’ll have to manage.

    • Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

      Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are infections in any part of the urinary tract. They are a common health problem that affects millions of people each year. Women are especially prone to UTIs.

    • What Is Erectile Dysfunction?

      It is normal for men to experience changes in erectile function, such as taking longer to achieve an erection. When the problem becomes persistent, it can be a sign of a physical or emotional problem.