Men who do have symptoms usually notice changes in their patterns of urination. Problems can include:
BPH is not the only cause for symptoms like these. Other conditions that affect the prostate, including inflammation that's termed prostatitis, can lead to urinary problems.
As well, conditions that affect the kidney or bladder, as well as diseases like diabetes, stroke and Parkinson's disease, have to be ruled out.
Make sure you see your GP if you notice any changes to your patterns of urination. Although BPH is a common cause, it's important to rule out other conditions.
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We humans need prostate glands, even though they can be troublesome in later life. The prostate is an important part of the male reproductive system, making fluid that supports and protects sperm in semen. `it is common for the prostate to become enlarged as a man ages. The prostate doubles in size between the ages of 21 and 50 years, and almost doubles again between 50 and 80.
As the prostate enlarges, the layers of tissue surrounding it stops it from expanding. causing the gland to press againest the urethra like clamps on a garden hose.
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