Most men over 50 usually suffer from enlarged prostate or benign prostate hyperlasia (BPH). Until now, no medical report can explain why some men have enlarged prostate. After you have been diagnosed with BPH, you continue to live with the symptoms and resulting discomfort. Even though it is not a life threatening condition, you better seek treatment if you have any of the enlarged prostate symptoms.
The size of a normal prostate gland should be as big as a walnut. However, as you reach mid forties, the gland tends to become bigger. It could be because of the hormonal imbalance.
You may encounter several symptoms of BPH. Most of the signs are related to urinary problems. For example, you tend to make a lot of effort to urinate and you visit the toilet more frequently, especially at night. Other signs may include urine leakage, feeling of an unemptied bladder, and interrupted flow of urine.
You may experience more serious symptoms such as urination obstruction, nausea, back pain, presence of blood in the urine, and fever.
Swollen prostate can lead to further complication if you don’t treat it. It causes blockage by clogging your kidneys with urine. In such cases, acute urinary retention can happen. It may even develop into chronic kidney disease, kidney damage or infection, bladder damage, and bladder stones.
To cope with the symptoms of enlarged prostate, visit your doctor regularly for a prostate checkup, especially if you are in your forties. Don’t feel ashamed as BPH is a normal process of aging. Make sure you follow the doctor’s advice on treatment for prostate. Some medications such as alpha-blockers and finasteride can relieve the symptoms of BPH.
You may wish to pursue an alternative remedy. However, you need to know that not all herbal supplements are approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) especially saw palmetto, a common remedy for prostate problems. They may not help at all.
Enlargement of the prostate can be a nuisance in your life. However, you can still find treatments for it. The best route of action is to seek a professional opinion from a urologist.
Source by Michael Cage