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What is Benign prostatic hyperplasia?

What is Benign prostatic hyperplasia or Prostate Enlargement?

One in every two men over the age of 50 may suffer from "Benign prostatic hyperplasia". Although there is no way to prevent it, but surgery may prevent bladder dysfunction and kidney failure, as well as other serious complications in the future.

Why can't benign prostatic hyperplasia be prevented? Urology specialist explained that the prostate growth is stimulated by male hormones; as long as hormones continue to release, prostate will continue to grow, it will not stop.

1. Obstructive symptoms

  • pause before urinating
  • prolonged urination; most people only need a minute and a half, but the patients of benign prostatic hyperalasia¬† may take up to¬† three minutes
  • "stop and go" during urination
  • drops of urine after urinating

2. Irritant symptoms

  • frequent urination: most people urinate four to six times a day (depending on the amount of water consumed), but patients of benign prostatic hyperalasia may need to use the restroom every hour
  • nocturia; at least 2-3 times per night
  • cannot control urination, which may lead to incontinence