Kidney and urologic disorders can and do affect men, women and children of all ages. Here’s what you need to know.
- An estimated 4.5 million adults live with kidney disease. Diabetes, high blood pressure and genetic factors contribute to most cases.
- Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among men; average diagnosis age is 66. About one of every seven men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime, but the disease proves fatal in only 1 of 39 men.
- About 150 million people develop urinary tract infections each year. UTIs are far more common in women than in men.
- Some 18 million males over age 20 suffer from erectile dysfunction.