In medical terms you might hear enlarged prostate described as any of the following:
They all mean the same. Even then we would tend to say 'bigger than usual'.
Now you have a name for this wretched condition that’s making you feel either like a toddler in the bathroom or a grizzly bear with no sleep - a roller coaster that’s really getting in the way of your day and night life.
Symptoms of benign prostate hyperplasia show up when the tissue cells have increased in number. Your prostate
has grown bigger than usual perhaps as part of normal aging, but some men never have any problems. Hypertrophy is a term used when each individual cell has grown bigger than normal but this is not the case as there is no hypertrophy in bph, only hyperplasia.
One way or another, the prostate might grow outward, but the more common urinary complaints result from the inward squeezing of the urethra running through the middle of your enlarged prostate gland. Your urethra is the tube through which urine and sperm or semen travels.
You would hope for the same ‘gone’ result from treatment of your enlarged prostate gland too, right? Even with severe urinary symptoms like weak urine flow or overactive bladder.
These are all real treatment options, separately or combined.
You’ve probably had the biggest shock of your ego life. This is going to be your priority thinking for a short while but nothing is going to change in the next week. You have likely had this condition for more time than you have known about it, as the symptoms show up as a sign the condition is progressing, not beginning.
Clearly, you are desperate to reduce the symptom that has brought you to this site for more information. Do that, in whatever way seems to fit your circumstances. Then, my request is that you consider all other options for future treatment.
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