Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate is a disease in which the prostate’s cells increase in number. Sadly, that increase will translate into a bigger prostate that could interfere with urinating.
The prostate is a gland that has the size of a walnut and forms part of the male reproductive system. Its location is just in front of the rectum and nearby the bladder. The latter is the organ that stores the urine. This gland has a connection with the urethra, which is the tube that carries the urine from the bladder to the tip of the penis.
In BPH, a portion of the prostate gland that surrounds the urethra gets bigger. Hence, it narrows the urethra’s space available for the urine to be expelled out of the body. Of course, this situation could end in both incapacitating symptoms and life-threatening complications in the long run.
BPH is a common problem among male patients. It affects the quality of life of nearly one-third of men older than fifty years. Sadly, nine of every ten patients older than 85 years have some degree of BPH within their prostate.
Not every patient with BPH will develop symptoms. In order for that to occur, the prostate growing must obstruct the urethra. Similarly, when symptoms because of urethra obstruction appear, other diseases could cause them also. Therefore, it is necessary to rule out any possible underneath infection or even cancer.
This is a BPH Symptoms Checker. It gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for benign prostatic hyperplasia.
It is likely to know only through questions asking for symptoms and risk factors the possibility of someone having BPH. This is because the symptoms tend to be very overt. And that is what this tool is all about.
This BPH symptoms checker aims to tell whoever uses it if their symptoms are because of this disease. However, it is important to note that several other conditions could prompt these symptoms too. So, this tool does not replace a complete assessment from a urologist.
Using this tool is free and would only take a few minutes. Through a few questions, it will identify people at risk of having benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Originally published at //symptoms.care on November 10, 2020.
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