Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition that affects all aging men to some degree. The prostate gland enlarges for a whole host of reasons, causing complications and uncomfortable side-effects. Half of the men over 50 have a 50% chance of developing BPH, while those over the age of 80 have a 90% chance. Symptoms of BPH can vary from man to man and can worsen over time, but there are various treatments available.


1. Frequent Urge to Urinate

BPH increases the urge to urinate; urinary retention is the most significant symptom of an enlarged prostate gland. As well as being inconvenient, this can be uncomfortable and makes many activities of daily living difficult. One of the treatments available for urinary retention is bladder decompression, a procedure that involves inserting a catheter into the bladder to drain it. In very rare cases where bladder decompression doesn't work, you may need surgery to relieve it.

bathroom Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

More on Facty Health


This site offers information designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on any information on this site as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, treatment, or as a substitute for, professional counseling care, advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other healthcare professional.