Benign prostate hyperplasia is a common health condition of the prostate that’s said to affect as much as 100 million men per year just in the United States – and the real number might be even higher because of the fact that the condition often isn’t reported to a doctor when the first symptoms occur, mostly due to the seeming embarrassment that a lot of men might associate with prostate problems.
If you have BPH, then it’s likely that you’ll experience a range of different symptoms that includes pain and discomfort while urinating, the inability to empty the bladder completely during urination, changes in the frequency of urination (usually more, though sometimes less) and higher instances of urinary tract infections. Make an appointment with your doctor if this is the case to diagnose the condition early on.
Here are 8 symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia that you should be looking out for.
Nocturia is one of the most common symptoms that people with benign prostate hyperplasia will experience, and this is just a medical term for an increased frequency of urination at night. This symptom is often one of the first that people notice in themselves, and it can turn out to be an extremely frustrating symptom that eventually leads to insomnia – and can be a complete nightmare when you have to share a bedroom or house with anyone who themselves get frustrated with the constant moving about.
Benign prostate hyperplasia can cause increased urination at night, and people might notice that even decreasing their fluid intake before bed makes no difference to their nighttime urination. Other symptoms mentioned on this list, such as discomfort when actually urinating, will also likely show at the same time.
Sometimes this symptom can also be associated with a range of other health conditions such as diabetes.