Living with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) can extend beyond the physical symptoms it represents. As men age, the enlargement of the prostate gland can bring up various emotional and psychological challenges that significantly impact their overall quality of life.
In this article, we discuss the emotional and psychological considerations surrounding BPH, exploring how this condition can affect a man’s well-being, relationships, self-esteem, and day-to-day experiences.
Living with BPH symptoms can have a negative impact on your quality of sleep. The symptoms associated with BPH, such as urinary frequency, urgency, and nocturia (frequent urination at night), can disrupt sleep patterns and lead to poor sleep quality.
The constant need to relieve yourself can even start to interfere with your favourite activities. These are just some examples:
In general, these urinary symptoms are forcing you to always be preoccupied with finding the nearest bathroom and thus disrupting your favourite activities.
Beyond the bothersome urinary symptoms, BPH can provoke feelings of frustration, anxiety, and embarrassment.
The symptoms that BPH causes can damage your confidence and self-esteem. You may start to feel anxious about always finding the nearest bathroom, or embarrassed that you have to relieve yourself more often than you used to.
Anxiety and embarrassment may also arise from challenges in the bedroom. In some cases, it is possible for BPH to cause a reduction in sex drive or sexual satisfaction. This inability to perform in the bedroom may damage your self-confidence, and may even lead to issues in your relationship with your partner.
Overall, living with symptoms of BPH could hurt your quality of life and interfere with your daily activities, while also negatively impacting your confidence and self-esteem.
Thankfully, BPH is a treatable condition. At BPH Canada, we offer a variety of treatment options, including medication, minimally-invasive therapies, and surgical treatments.
You do not have to live in anxiety. Book a consultation today with our medical professionals. We will help you treat the symptoms that are causing you distress.