What is enlarged prostate?
A man's prostate gland usually starts to enlarge after he reaches 40 years of age. This condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This is considered a natural process of aging, and attempts to stop or reverse it so far have been unsuccessful.
Prostate is a small gland that is part of the male reproductive system. It rests below your bladder and in front of you rectum. It surrounds part of the urethra which is the tube in your penis that carries pee from your bladder.
What Are Enlarged Prostate Symptoms and Signs?
Many Men with an enlarged prostate have so symptoms or signs. If symptoms are present, they commonly include
What are the treatment options for enlarged prostate?
Your doctor can use a variety of tests to check on the condition of your prostate. A few of them include:
Medications: Common treatments for BPH are alpha-blockers
Surgery: A common operation for treatment of prostate enlargement is transurethral resection of the prostate(TURP)
Screening for Cancer
Screening for prostate cancer is also necessary