When men face difficulty in emptying bladder
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.
Excessive drinking and caffeinated beverages can irritate the bladder and exacerbate the disease