Prostate Enlargement: Symptoms and Treatments
What Is an Prostate Enlargement (BPH)?
The prostate gland is located below the bladder in men and produces fluid components of semen. Over half of men ages 60 and above have enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition is sometimes called benign prostatic hyperplasia or benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). It is not known exactly why this enlargement occurs. However, BPH is not cancer and does not cause cancer. Some men have BPH symptoms while others do not.
Prostate enlargement is a very common problem among elderly men above 50 years of age. The tube which carries out urine from the urinary bladder passes through the prostate. So, this obstructs the flow of urine.
Main Symptoms of Prostate Enlargement:
- Poor urine stream
- Urination starts after long efforts
- Drop urination
- Incomplete emptying of bladder
- Frequent urination
- Urgency to urinate
Alpha blocker medicines are prescribed to treat the enlarged prostate gland. Surgery may be chosen as the last resort.
Food and prostate
Inclusion of the following in your diet might help in delayed prostate enlargement and also help in reducing the size of the enlarged prostate:
- Bell Peppers