Thousands of men are affected by an enlarged prostate due to benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and are reluctant to discuss this uncomfortable subject. Are you one of them? The prostate grows to its normal size, which is about as big as a walnut, when a young man reaches puberty. From 50 years of age a prostate will either shrink (progressive atrophy) or enlarge (nodular hyperplasia). Most men are totally unaware of the presence of the prostate unless it causes trouble and grows to an excessive size (adenoma).
The prostate gland is situated in a confined space and, as it grows, it applies increasing pressure to the urethra, which may create changes in usual urinary habits. If you are experiencing some or all of the following symptoms, have your condition correctly diagnosed by a medical practitioner: