Be mindful of symptoms that signal towards enlarged prostate

Enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostate hyperplasia or BPH, commonly happens in men as they age. It mostly happens in men aged 50 or older.

The prostate is the gland in the male reproductive system. It is small and muscular. When the cells of the gland start to multiply, it results in an enlarged prostate. The enlargement creates pressure on the urethra as it narrows, as a result, the bladder has to contract more than normal to pass urine. It makes the bladder very sensitive and thicker. Even if there is a small amount of urine in the bladder, it begins to contract, making the person want to urinate frequently.

There are multiple symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

Symptoms that happen because of pressure on the urethra are called obstructive symptoms and they are:

In case there are changes in the bladder, then the following symptoms happen:

In the case of advanced stage, the symptoms would be:

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