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Traitement de l'hyperplasie bénigne de la prostate pour les hommes canadiens

Is It Only Older Men Who Suffer From An Enlarged Prostate?

While benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also called prostate gland enlargement, is more common among men over 50, younger men can still suffer from this condition.
Le Dr Kevin Zorn, médecin expérimenté et mondialement reconnu

Causes of BPH

The prostate gland is beneath the bladder. The urethra (the tube that delivers urine from the bladder to the penis) runs through the middle of the prostate. When the prostate grows in size, it begins to obstruct urine flow.

Most men’s prostates continue to develop throughout their lives. This persistent development enlarges the prostate in many men, causing urinary discomfort or considerably blocking urine flow.

It’s unclear what causes the prostate to grow. It might, however, be owing to changes in the balance of sexual hormones as men age.

Risk Factors Associated with BPH

Here are the common factors, other than age, which can lead to an enlarged prostate:
  • Genetics:
    Having a blood relative with prostate difficulties, such as a father or a brother, increases your chances of having problems.
  • Diabetes and cardiovascular disease:
    Diabetes, heart disease, and the use of beta blockers have all been linked to an increased risk of BPH, according to research.
  • Lifestyle:
    Obesity raises the risk of BPH, and consequently exercise lowers the risk.

Symptoms of BPH

If you’re a younger man wondering if you have BPH, here are a few symptoms associated with the condition:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia)
  • Difficulty starting urination
  • Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts
  • Dribbling at the end of urination
  • Inability to completely empty the bladder
  • Incontinence
  • Blood in the urine

Potential Impacts of BPH on Your Daily Life

Individuals suffering from BPH are aware of the negative impact the illness has on daily life and functioning. BPH can cause:

  • The need to restrict/limit fluid intake
  • Exhaustion due to lack of sleep
  • Anxiety and embarrassment
  • Challenges with sex life
  • Less opportunity for travel and sports due to discomfort

Seeking treatment is the best way to reduce symptoms and get back to living life comfortably and without additional stress.

Treatments for BPH

BPH Canada offers effective treatments for prostate gland enlargement, including medications, minimally invasive therapies, and surgery. You and your doctor will evaluate your symptoms, the size of your prostate, any other health concerns you may have, and your preferences in order to choose the treatment best for you.

Improve BPH Symptoms

BPH can affect men at just about any age, and symptoms may show up earlier or later in life. This is not a condition to worry too much about as it affects almost all men, but the earlier you identify signs, the earlier you can receive proper treatment and regulate the enlarged prostate.

Call BPH Canada today for effective BPH symptom relief with minimally invasive treatment.