Like women, men are also subject to hormone specific diseases.

As men age, they may suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia which is where the prostate enlarges.

This is generally thought to be the result of decreasing androgens (male sex hormones such as testosterone) and results in the prostate pressing against the bladder.

The result is urinary frequency, especially at night and incomplete emptying.

Natural remedies for this include increasing zinc levels and looking at herbs such as saw palmetto.

Prostate cancer occurs when abnormal cells develop and grow in the prostate.

Generally this is a slow growing disease and most men with low grade cancer can live for many years without symptoms.

Generally speaking, men are not as aware of their health as women, and this only intensifies as they age.

Being aware of your body and how it works is absolutely crucial to being able to spot early signs and symptoms.

Knowing your family history and routine blood tests (Prostate Specific Antigen) will give you and your family true peace of mind.

For further clarity, your doctor can also suggest you do a digital rectal exam.