Frequent urination at night, leaking or dribbling, and weak stream can affect men as they age. These problems can begin when men reach their forties, and according to the National Institutes of Health, over half of men in their sixties suffer with these symptoms to some extent. In response to the many questions they receive about this common men’s health issue, EMMC’s men’s health experts are providing information and answers at a free educational seminar on Monday, July 14.
“Urination problems in men who are in their forties or older are often caused by a condition called benign prostatic hyperplasia, more commonly known as BPH,” says William Sturrock, MD, a men’s health consultant at EMMC Urologic Surgery of Maine. “Our seminar will focus on symptoms to look for, diagnosing your condition, and all of the various treatment options, including nonsurgical approaches.”
Both men and women are invited to the seminar, which will begin at 5:30 pm at the Spectacular Event Center on Griffin Road in Bangor.
“We often find that a man’s bed partner will be the one to take action when they notice him getting up to go to the bathroom over and over again at night,” adds Sturrock. “We encourage men and their partners to attend the seminar together, listen to the presentation, and have their questions answered. Women are also encouraged to attend on their own.”
Dr. Sturrock will be joined by EMMC physicians Jonathan I. Telsey, MD, FACS and Jonas Gricius, MD. In addition to BPH, they will also cover other common men’s health issues.
Registration is required by visiting menshealth.emmc.org or by calling 947-0469.