Men called on to take prostate quiz
AN ENLARGED prostate gland, known as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), can be painful and affect quality of life.
The prostate, a gland found at the base of the bladder, is about the size of a walnut.
It doubles in size, naturally, between the ages of 21 to 50, and doubles again in size between ages 50 to 80.
Running through the prostate is the urethra, a thin tube which transports urine from the bladder then out of the body.
It can be blocked as the prostate grows, causing various symptoms, such as excessive urination at night to incomplete emptying.
A quiz has been developed to help any man, particularly those over the age of 50, to identify any urinary issues.
The International Prostate Screening Score based on seven symptoms associated with BPH may be discussed with your pharmacist, who may advise if you need a referral to a doctor.
Those concerned about their health are welcome to visit Guardian Pharmacies or their local doctor for advice and support.