Hi, my father 62 years old, is having trouble with frequent urinating, he can not keep urine for longer time. He has no burning and itching, so I suppose it is not an infection. Is it related to growing old?
Men after age of 50 have greater chances for developing enlarged prostate disease. And at older age proportion of affected men increases. It is recommended to check prostate annual after 50th year. Most of prostate changes are benign, but occasionally malignant transformations may occur. There are certain medications and dietary supplements used to treat symptoms of enlarged prostate such as pain in pelvic region, frequent urinations, burning effect and others.
Proscar is a drug used to treat benign hyperplasia of prostate. Pumpkin seed extract, zinc, Saw Palmeto an other dietary supplements are beneficial in treatment of urinating difficulties.
As men are getting older there are appearing common urinary problems and the most common between these is prostate enlargement. Prostate enlargement is one among other urinary tract issues which can cause urination and bladder problems.
Some of the symptoms of prostate enlargement are the same as your father is experiencing such as frequent urination, incomplete emptying of your bladder, incontinence, need to urinate few times during night, strong and sudden urge to urinate and weak urine stream.
Of course you will have to take your father to the doctor so he can do certain tests such as urine analysis and urine culture. These are done to check the infections and even blood in urine.
Treatment options depends on a diagnosis.