Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition as men get older. The enlarged prostate gland can cause uncomfortable urinary symptoms, such as blocking urine flow out of the bladder. It is a non-cancerous disease however if left untreated, complications such as urinary retention, renal insufficiency, and bladder stone can occur, which may require surgery. BPH is common in men over 50 years old.
Tolerating the symptoms of BPH without seeking medical attention should not be an option. BPH symptoms can be managed by making lifestyle changes, medication, minimally invasive procedures and surgery.
Dr. Tan Guan Hee and Dr. Bahadzor will discuss more about the disease, and ways to better manage the condition.