Benign prostate hyperplasia is a common health condition that normally affects men in their forties and older, although it’s being seen in younger men with increasing frequency – and if you suspect that you have BPH, then you should make an appointment with a specialist doctor no matter which age you might be at.
It’s estimated that more than 100 million men are diagnosed with BPH every year, and the first thing that you should know if you are diagnosed is the fact that the condition is normally easy to treat from there.
If you suspect that you might have BPH based on the symptoms (which can include difficulty, strain, and discomfort when urinating as well as an increased or decreased urination frequency and volume), see your doctor.
Here are 8 important things that men should know about benign prostate hyperplasia if they suspect they might have it or have just been diagnosed.
1. Some ages are at risk, but it can happen to anyone.
There are a thousand one-liners out there that have something to do with old men and prostate issues, and part of this has contributed to the almost global idea that prostate issues and health conditions such as BPH are only seen in older men. This couldn’t be further from the truth – although there is some partial truth to this statement.
While the likelihood of benign prostate hyperplasia increases in men who are past forty years of age, and again when they age closer to the age of eighty and above, it’s a condition that can be diagnosed in anyone – and men of any age experiencing symptoms of BPH should pay attention to any symptoms that they might experience.
It’s recommended that men undergo regular testicle and prostate examinations from the age of sixteen, and continue a routine of regular doctor’s appointments throughout their life to diagnose conditions like BPH.