The prostate is part of the reproductive system in a male and it makes the essential semen fluid. It is a gland that is shaped as a walnut and situated right under the bladder. Prostate glands are known to increase in size as men age. What is common for men after 50 years is that it can get too big which can interfere with the urine drainage. This is called prostate enlargement. Prostate enlargement in men over 50 is also referred to as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.
Men who are suffering from the following symptoms are at risk for prostate enlargement.
- An urgent need to urinate
- Weak urine system
- A frequent need to urinate
- Trouble to start urinating
- Blood in the urine
While there is no clear-cut cause for prostate enlargement, over 50% of men between the ages of 50 to 60, and 90% of men over the age of 80 years are generally affected by this
condition. Visit our clinic for regular checkups to help prevent, detect or ensure the condition does not worsen over time. If the condition is already serious, Dr. Shawket Alkhayal will prescribe medication to shrink the prostate or surgically remove part of it.
It is important that patients make an appointment to rule out the possibility of bladder cancer, particularly if you notice blood in the urine. Common signs to look out for include is interrupted urine flow, urgency or frequency, difficulty passing urine and urine at nighttime.