Do You Have Any Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Are you experiencing difficulty urinating, urgently or frequently urinating, urinary retention, do you have blood in your urine or a strange smell, maybe even an unusual urine color, bladder or even kidney damage, UTI’s, and other symptoms. You may be suffering from BPH and an enlarged prostate. 

The majority of men will experience an enlarged prostate gland as they age. This condition is known as BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia. Your prostate gland is located underneath your bladder. When your prostate gland swells it can block the flow of urine to the urethra. The urethra is a tube that carries urine from your bladder to your penis. Experts have theorized that your prostate gland will grow as a result of changes in your hormonal balance. If you do not take care of your BPH symptoms this will lead to urinary tract, kidney, and bladder issues. These complications are serious. Having BPH does not mean you now have an increased chance of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer begins growing around the outer part of your prostate and from there will grow outward. The opposite is true for prostate tissue growth that is related to BPH, this growth will begin on the inner side of your prostate, forming a ring around your urethra and will continue to grow inward. 

Urgently or Frequently Urinating

If you are suffering from BPH symptoms you will feel the need to frequently urinate, especially at night time.This condition is known as nocturia. The National Institutes of Health have defined frequent urination as, having to urinate at least 8 or more times per day. Many times you will feel an urgent need to urinate. Your enlarged prostate gland adds pressure to your urethra and bladder, due to this, you will be unable to hold your urine.

Urinary Retention

If you are not able to urinate, you will need to seek immediate medical help. To treat urinary retention your medical provider will insert a catheter into your bladder to be able to drain the urine you are retaining. If your BPH symptoms are severe your medical provider will probably recommend surgery to be able to remove enlarged tissue from your prostate. They may also widen the urethra by cutting through tissue in your prostate.

Blood In Your Urine, A Strange Smell Or Color

If you are peeing darker than usual or detecting a strange smell in your urine, you may be experiencing urine retention. 

Bladder Or Kidney Damage

If your bladder is unable to empty completely it can weaken and stretch. This usually renders your muscular wall unable to contract normally, which makes it even more difficult for your bladder to empty completely. If you are retaining urine because of BPH, this will put pressure on your bladder and damage your kidneys. Usually bladder infections spread to your kidneys and cause damage.

Pain during ejaculation

BPH adds pressure to your reproductive system and can usually result in pain during ejaculation. Many men push while ejaculating and this can be extremely painful. You can also experience pain during ejaculation if you have an infection, which is not unusual if you suffer from BPH.

What Can You Do About BPH Symptoms?

We recommend you visit your doctor immediately if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. Your medical provider may recommend you see a specialist “urologist”. Prior to your medical appointment take note of your symptoms and your medical history. Also don’t forget to add your medical conditions and medications. Keep a journal, writing down your urinary habits. Lastly, try to write down any question you may have for your medical provider. 

Many men are able to treat BPH by changing their diet and exercise habits, as well as taking a daily supplement such as ProstaGenix that promotes prostate health to help with some of the symptoms. You can avoid severe damage to your bladder and kidneys if you don’t ignore your symptoms and seek treatment as soon as you detect these issues. 

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