Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Definition
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a prostate growth. The prostate is a gland surrounding the urethra (tube that connects the bladder to the outside) and when it grows blocks the flow of urine. BPH is a condition that can cause serious problems such as urinary tract infections, and even, in severe cases may promote renal damage.

Causes

There are many causes of this disease and all men generally suffer as part of the aging process.

Signs and symptoms
This disease can cause:
1. Urgent and frequent urination, people need to go several times to urinate, especially at night
2. Trouble starting urine
3. Weak stream of urine
4. Urinate a small amount each time you go to the bathroom
5. Feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
6. Drip urinal
7. Small amounts of blood in the urine