When men face dif­fi­culty in emp­ty­ing blad­der

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Like women who are af­fected by menopause as they age, men too are af­fected by be­nign pro­static hy­per­pla­sia (BPH), where the prostate grows ab­nor­mally. Dr Shivam Priyadarshi, Se­nior Pro­fes­sor, Unit Head, Depart­ment of Urol­ogy, SMS Med­i­cal Col­lege & Hos­pi­tal, Jaipur, in­forms, “BPH is a very com­mon phe­nom­e­non with ag­ing. By 60 years of age, more than 50 per cent of men de­velop BPH and by age of 85 years, nearly 90 per cent of men will have it”. En­large­ment of the prostate gland leads to dif­fi­culty in uri­nat­ing and in­creased fre­quency of uri­na­tion. One may also have a sen­sa­tion of want­ing to urinate, but finds him­self un­able to empty his blad­der sat­is­fac­to­rily. “This can ir­ri­tate the man and take a toll on his nor­mal health,” says Priyadarshi. If BPH causes ob­struc­tion of the blad­der, com­pli­ca­tions such as re­cur­rent uri­nary tract in­fec­tions, blad­der stones, and chronic kid­ney dis­ease can en­sue. Men in their 40s or older are, hence, en­cour­aged to get their prostate checked once a year. DIS­CLAIMER: The ve­rac­ity of any health claim made in the above ar­ti­cle is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the con­cerned hos­pi­tal/doc­tor.

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Ex­ces­sive drink­ing and caf­feinated bev­er­ages can ir­ri­tate the blad­der and ex­ac­er­bate the dis­ease

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