Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is presently the most popular urological disease affecting males who belong to the age group 40 years and older. Its name sounds like a serious disease, but it simply refers to enlargement of the prostate caused by the enlargement of the glandular and stromal cells of the prostate glands.
The enlargement is detected by making a test of the prostate through rectal examination, a kind of examination done through the anus. This examination will reveal a prostate that has abnormally increased in size which very often affects the middle lobe portion.
Patients suffering from enlargement of the prostate would immediately want to know if the enlarged cells are malignant or not. To test for malignancy, blood tests, and ultrasound examination of the prostate, kidneys and testes are made.
Causes of BPH:
Old age as shown by worldwide statistics showing that most of those who have the disease are in their 60s and older.
High level of testosterone in the blood
High hydrostatic pressure cause by a defective drainage system.
Signs you might have BPH:
Urgency to urinate
Voiding at night
Saw Palmetto and Beta Sitosterol have been used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.
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