BPH (a.k.a. Enlarged Prostate)

May 20, 2013

Men, you have probably heard that the prostate starts to enlarge as you get older. The prostate is a small gland located between the rectum and bladder, and its primary role is to secrete semen. Since the prostate surrounds a portion of the urethra (which your urine passes through), your flow can be affected as this gland gets bigger.

Common symptoms include pushing or straining to urinate, frequent urination, having to urinate suddenly or urgently, night-time urination, or dribbling. Although the prostate starts to enlarge when you turn 40, these urinary problems are more common in men over 50. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of these issues. You can also improve problems urinating by decreasing caffeine, limiting fluid intake at night, and taking a prostate health multivitamin.

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