An enlarged prostate is a condition that many men suffer from, but few wish to talk about it.
With the latest statistics showing that by the age of 60, 50% of men will have some symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), it’s time to tackle the rising epidemic.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when the prostate expands to twice or even three times its regular size.
As a result, the growing prostate gland gradually presses against the urethra, restricting urinary flow. This results in a range of urinary problems.
Risk factors for prostate enlargement include; age, ethnicity, family history.
While an enlarged prostate doesn’t necessarily mean you have prostate cancer, it could be a result of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia).
An enlarged prostate can result in painful and embarrassing urinary problems, so to give you a hand, here are the 6 signs and symptoms of BPH to watch out for.
1) Frequency and Urgency
Many of us find ourselves woken by an overactive bladder, and while this might happen once in a while, men with an enlarged prostate will experience frequent urination.
If you find that your sleep is constantly disrupted by the urge to urinate, this might be one of the first signs of an enlarged prostate. This is called “nocturia” and is defined as having to urinate eight or more times per day.
At times, this urge to urinate may be urgent. This is as the enlarged prostate gland puts increased pressure on the urethra and bladder, making it increasingly difficult to hold in urine.
A second common sign to look out for difficulty urinating and urinary hesitancy. As your prostate presses on the urethra, it can block urine from the bladder going out through the penis. This makes it hard to start a urine stream, and you may find yourself with the inability to urinate.
It can also cause a weak or delayed urine stream, especially at the end of urination. This is referred to as “dribbling of urine.”
3) Pain during urination
The pressure on your reproductive organs and urinary tract can be painful. Some men feel the need to push urine out, which makes it even more painful.
In more severe cases, pain may also be due to infection, which is a result of an untreated enlarged prostate.
One of the issues with an enlarged prostate is that it can block the flow of urine from the bladder, which prevents it from emptying completely. This increases the chance of bacteria growing, increasing your risk of developing an infection.
Prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate, is also a form of urinary infection and will need to be treated.
4) Urinary retention
Urinary retention is when you are unable to empty the bladder completely. It is both a symptom and complication of an enlarged prostate. If you experience this issue, it is important to seek immediate medical care. There are two forms of urinary retention — acute and chronic.
Acute urinary retention will last a short period, while chronic urinary retention remains persistent. The doctor will have to insert a tube known as a catheter into the bladder to drain the urine.
If the condition is severe, the urologist may recommend surgery to remove some of the enlarged prostate tissue or to make cuts in the prostate to widen the urethra possibly.
5) Blood in urine
If you are finding blood in your urine, this could be a possible sign that you have an enlarged prostate. This is known as, and there are two forms.
Microscopic haematuria is when blood is detectable only under a microscope.
Gross haematuria is when the presence of blood in the urine is obvious, and the urine looks red, pink, or brownish.
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine. This usually occurs when control over the urinary sphincter is either lost or weakened.
Damaged bladder muscles, overactive bladder, prostate conditions, or nerve damage are some of the possible causes of urinary incontinence in men.
If your prostate is involved in causing this, your health care provider may ask you a series of questions from the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) to determine if you have an enlarged prostate.
How Can I Naturally Treat BPH?
The truth is, despite what your doctor may tell you, it is possible to treat your enlarged prostate naturally. You don’t need to take medication that causes nasty side effects…or opt for surgery that permanently ruins your sex life.
You can choose to stop nighttime waking, reduce bathroom urgency during the day, and lower your PSA level naturally, safely and effectively…without drugs, surgery or side effects.
How do I know this you ask?
Because I had BPH myself.
I had doctors telling me to use dangerous drugs with harmful side effects, but I refused them. Instead I found a natural solution. One that will help you get rid of your prostate problems naturally in less than 90 days.
Click on the button below to find out how to how you can reverse BPH naturally without harmful drugs or side effects.