What is an Enlarged Prostate?
Enlarged Prostate or BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) is a natural condition where the prostate gland slowly grows, causing pressure on the urethra. Prostate enlargement may be the most common health problem in men older than 60 years.
Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate
While the symptoms of an enlarged prostate can range from mild to severe, the size of the prostate does not necessarily associate with the severity of the symptoms. There are two types of symptoms: Obstructive and Irritative.
These symptoms may also be symptoms of other conditions, so please consult your doctor.
You may first notice symptoms of enlarged prostate (BPH) yourself, or your doctor may find that your prostate is enlarged during a routine checkup. Several tests may be performed to identify the problem and decide the best course of treatment. The tests vary from patient to patient, but the following are the most common.
Risk Factors of an Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
Listed below are four known risk factors that may affect a man to develop an enlarged prostate :
Several treatments are available. You should discuss all of your treatment options with your doctor.
Can an Enlarge Prostate be prevented?
There is no known way to prevent prostate enlargement. It is a common part of aging.
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