Benign prostatic hyperplasia is often manifested by nocturia. The disturbed sleep often leads to a considerable suffering pressure.

Benign enlargement of the prostate,
a common male problem

Benign enlargement of the prostate (BPH = benign prostatic hyperplasia) is a common disease in men. Initial symptoms associated with bladder emptying are increasingly noticed as of the age of 40.

Frequent urge to urinate: Every second man over 50 years suffer from the typical symptoms of benign prostate enlargement.

One in two men over the age of 501 develops the typical symptoms of a benign enlargement of the prostate:

  • frequent urges to urinate, especially during the night
  • a feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • delayed start to emptying of the bladder
  • a weak or interrupted urine stream
  • dribbling of urine after emptying the bladder
  • a feeling of pressure and stress on the bladder
  • a burning sensation or pain when urinating

Because of these symptoms, urinating becomes an unpleasant activity.

Other changes to the prostate may result in similar symptoms. Ensure you seek medical advice before turning to self-help measures.

What causes benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Die Prostata hat im gesunden Zustand etwa die Größe und Form einer Kastanie. Im Laufe der Zeit kann sie anwachsen – im Extremfall bis auf Orangengröße.

Which specific factors are responsible for the development of BPH have not yet been fully clarified. What is certain is that the male sexual hormone testosterone stimulates the growth of the gland. While a healthy prostate is about the size and shape of a chestnut, under some circumstances it can gradually grow to the size of an orange. The growth comes primarily from an increase in the cellular tissue in the centre of the gland around the urethra. As a result the original tissue is displaced outwards and the urethra becomes increasingly compressed.  

1 Napalkov P. et al.: Worldwide patterns of prevalence and mortality from benign prostatic hyperplasia. Urology. 1995 Sep;46 (3 Suppl A):41-6.

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