How does prostate disease affect relationships?
Prostate disease can have a major effect on relationships. Not only does the nature of the disease affect physical activity levels, but studies have shown that prostate disease can be a major worry for partners. For men with incontinence associated with prostate disease, bed-wetting or frequent visits to the toilet can disrupt a partner’s sleep. Social life can also be limited by the man’s need to have easy access to toilets. The partners of men with prostate disease also report reduced sex life. Concern about a partner’s long-term health is also a serious problem. Partners who do not have a good understanding of the problem can be worried that the disease may be cancer and potentially fatal.