Prostate enlargement

 Prostate enlargement is a common condition associated with ageing. About a third of all  men over 50 years of age will have symptoms of prostate enlargement (see below). The  urethra is a tube that runs from the bladder through the prostate to the end of the penis.  Urine flows through the urethra and out of the body when a man urinates. If the prostate  becomes enlarged it can place pressure on the urethra, making it more difficult for the  bladder to empty.

An enlarged prostate can cause symptoms that can affect the normal pattern of urination. For example, it can:

  • make it difficult for you to start urinating
  • weaken the flow of urine or cause 'stopping and starting'
  • cause you to strain to pass urine
  • cause you to pee more frequently
  • wake you up frequently during the night to pee


A simple treatment for prostate enlargement is to reduce the amount you drink before you go to bed.

Medications, such as alpha blockers, are also available to help relax the prostate gland muscles, or reduce its size, making it easier to urinate.

In severe cases that fail to respond to medication, the inner part of the prostate gland that is blocking the urethra can be surgically removed.




 Prostate cancer

cancer that occurs in a man's prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.

Prostate cancer that is detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate gland — has a better chance of successful treatment.



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