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Health pioneers present benign prostate enlargement symptoms diagnosis treatments if you are new to this channel hit the subscribe button and turn on the notification bell for more if you are benign prostate enlargement also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition that affects older men it’s particularly common in men over 50 years of age and isn’t

Usually a serious threat to health prostate gland the prostate is a small gland found only in men located in the pelvis between the penis and bladder it’s involved in the production of semen the prostate produces a thick white fluid that’s made into a thinner liquid by a protein called prostate specific antigen the liquid is then mixed with sperm produced by the

Testicles to create semen if the prostate becomes enlarged it can place pressure on the bladder and urethra the tube through which urine passes this can affect how you pass urine and may cause difficulty starting urination a frequent need to urinate difficulty fully emptying the bladder in some men the symptoms are mild and don’t require treatment in others the

Symptoms can be very troublesome and have a major impact on a person’s quality of life read more about the symptoms of benign prostate enlargement many men worry that having an enlarged prostate means they have an increased risk of developing prostate cancer this isn’t the case the risk of prostate cancer is no greater for men with an enlarged prostate than it is for

Men without an enlarged prostate what causes benign prostate enlargement the cause of prostate enlargement is unknown but most experts agree that it’s linked to hormonal changes that occur as a man gets older how is benign prostate enlargement diagnosed if your doctor suspects that you have an enlarged prostate you’ll be asked to complete a questionnaire to assess

Your symptoms each question has five possible answers that carry a score and your overall score indicates the severity of your symptoms your gp will also want to rule out other conditions that cause similar symptoms to prostate enlargement you may have a number of standard tests such as urine tests plus some more specific tests such as a blood test that measures

Psa read more about diagnosing benign prostate enlargement treating benign prostate enlargement treatment an enlarged prostate is determined by the severity of your symptoms if you have mild to moderate symptoms you won’t receive any immediate medical treatment but you’ll have regular checkups to carefully monitor your prostate you’ll probably also be advised to

Make lifestyle changes such as limiting your caffeine and alcohol intake and exercising regularly to see if they improve your symptoms as well as lifestyle changes medication is usually recommended to treat moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostate enlargement finasteride and doot asteroid are medications that are commonly used they block the effects of a

Hormone called dihydrotestosterone on the prostate gland which can reduce the size of the prostate and improve associated symptoms alpha blockers may also be prescribed they help to relax your bladder muscles making it easier to pass urine tamsulosin and alpha zosyn a to alpha block is commonly used to treat benign prostate enlargement surgery is usually only

Recommended for moderate to severe symptoms of benign prostate enlargement that have failed to respond to medication read more about treating benign prostate enlargement complications of benign prostate enlargement benign prostate enlargement can sometimes lead to complications such as a urinary tract infection or acute urinary retention serious complications are

Rare how common is benign prostate enlargement benign prostate enlargement is a condition associated with aging and is common in men over 50 years of age around 4 out of 10 men 40% over 50 and 3 out of 4 men 75 percent in the 70s have urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate thanks for watching please like and share this video

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Benign Prostate Enlargement Symptoms Diagnoses Treatments By Health Pioneers