Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
If you are a male, aged 50 years old and above, suffering from BPH or is at risk of BPH, then you’ll need to be more proactive about your prostate health. You can improve your overall health significantly if you are able to overcome the many challenges that BPH brings.
BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. As the prostate gets larger, it may squeeze or block the urethra causing problems in urination.1,2
BPH CAUSES GREATER RISKS.
BPH may result in serious risks such as Acute Urinary Retention (AUR) –wherein the man can no longer urinate. It is usually painful and may require emergency management with a catheter.1,2
BPH MAY LEAD TO SURGERY.
There are cases which may need surgery due to severe prostate enlargement. The most commonly used method of surgery is Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP). During the procedure, a large surgical instrument is inserted through the male genitalia. This procedure trims away excess prostate tissue that blocks the urine flow and increases the size of the channel that allows better emptying of the bladder.1,2
It’s important that you recognize BPH early on. Once you’re aware that you have symptoms, consult treatment options with your doctor. Assessment of the right BPH treatment will be based on the severity of your symptoms, prostate size, age and overall health conditions. In the end, your doctor may give you the treatment options of either medications or surgery.
BPH is a bothersome disease. Most males diagnosed with BPH have disruptions in their daily living due to frequency in urination, especially at night time.1,2