The prostate is a gland that is part of the man’s reproductive system. An enlarged prostate simply means that the gland has grown bigger. Prostate enlargement is a natural part of the male body’s aging process. The condition is also called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
When the prostate becomes larger, it can put pressure on the urethra, preventing a proper flow of urine out of the bladder. In time, this can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms as well as bladder, urinary tract and kidney problems.
If you are experiencing urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, it is important to consult your doctor in order to determine the severity of your symptoms and the best possible treatments for you.
Your doctor may start by asking you to fill-out a questionnaire to understand your likelihood of having BPH.