With prostate problems affecting roughly 12% of men, chances are you, or someone you care about, will eventually have to deal with this problem.
The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut, and is situated just below the bladder in men, this organ is an integral part of the male reproductive system.While the stud ||ies do not all concur, it is generally believed that most men over the age of 45 experience some amount of prostate enlargement, but may live free of symptoms. For most a enlarged prostate is usually harmless, but it later life it can often causes problems urinating .
By age 60, it is believed that over 80% of all men experience some kind of problem with urinating due to prostate enlargement. It Is worth noting that prostate enlargement is not a malignant condition, but it does put pressure on the urethra and can create a number of urinary problems such as frequent urination, urinary urgency, the need to get up at night to urinate, difficulty starting, a reduction to the force of the urine stream, terminal dribbling, incomplete emptying of the bladder and even the inability to urinate at all.
Benign prostate enlargement can cause serious health problems over time if left unchecked, including urinary tract infections, kidney or bladder damage, bladder stones, incontinence. So it is important to take care of your prostate as you would any other organ and address any prostate problems you may be having.
“Enlarged prostate”, the medical term for which is BPH – short for Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy – has historically been treated surgically – this is done by removing all or part of the prostate. While this will result in most people experiencing a relief of their symptoms, it may also leave them impotent. For men who want to maintain their vitality, surgery should only be used as a last resort.