What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
BPH is an enlarged prostate. It’s not cancer. Just something most men have to deal with at some point in life. Left untreated, it can lead to more serious urinary, bladder, and kidney problems.
BPH is a condition in which a man’s prostate becomes enlarged and obstructs the flow of urine, causing irritative symptoms. BPH is extremely common with roughly half of the entire male population experiencing symptoms by 60 years of age. It’s nothing to worry about until it impacts your sleep, work, sex life, and ability to urinate freely. So, what causes BPH? What are the symptoms? What can you do?
BPH may be a fact of life, but not one you need to live with.
Who has BPH?
According to treatmybph.com,
- 50% of men by age 60.
- 70% of men 60 and older.
- 90% of men by age 85.
What are the Causes BPH?
It’s not exactly clear. But you’re not alone, BPH impacts 90% of men by the age 85. As the prostate enlarges, pressure can be put on the urethra, causing irritative symptoms.
What are the Symptoms of BPH?
- Waking up several times a night to urinate
- Weak, interrupted urine stream
- Hard time starting and stopping
- Feeling a sudden urge to urinate
- Not sure your bladder is empty
- Dribbling at the end of your stream
- Painful or burning urination
- Inability to go when you feel the need
- Lack of control over urination
What are the Common BPH Treatments?
- Watchful waiting
- Behavioral modification, which may include lifestyle changes such as a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing stress, and limiting caffeine, alcohol, and other beverages in the evening. In addition, your doctor may suggest that you avoid using decongestants, antihistamines, and other medications that can aggravate symptoms.
- Water vapor therapy
- Laser Therapy with GreenLight™
- Other surgical options
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