What is Enlarged Prostate?
Enlarged prostate, also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is considered to be a natural part of the aging process. Enlarged prostate becomes very common as men reach the age of 40s. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, a pipe, which carries urine to the bladder. During enlarged prostate, the prostate gland presses on the urethra, which leads to various problems with urination in men. Enlarged prostate or hyperplasia is caused because of an increase in cells but the reason for this is unknown as of now.
Many men might not have symptoms of an enlarged prostate but the common symptoms include:
- Difficulty starting urine
- Week stream of urine
- Incomplete emptying of bladder
- Dribbling of urine, after urination
- Frequent urination
- Urination urgency especially at night
- Blood in urine