Men’s Health | Enlarged Prostate Symptoms and Treatments
Did you know that over 600,000 men in Australia are affected with problems with their prostate? With over 30% of men over 50s having problems with their urinary system.
Today’s talk is all about Male’s Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia otherwise known as enlarged prostate - which is part of the male reproductive system.
The symptoms you should look out for is any change or difficulty in passing water. Which can be categorised with problems holding your water.
- If you feel like you need to go to the toilet a lot more frequently.
- If you have problems passing water, for example getting the stream going or maintaining the stream, or experiencing any bleeding in the urine stream.
- If you experience dribbling after going to the toilet.
These are very important symptoms to look out for and you should see your doctor as soon as you notice them, as the quicker the symptoms can be managed the better the outcome is.
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE DOCTOR
You can expect to have a blood test as well as an internal examination. Which is where one gloved lubricated finger is inserted into the back passage to detect an enlarged prostate or suspicious nodules.
Treatment generally tends to be medication which can be started as soon as you notice symptoms, or alternatively you could be referred to a urologist for further investigations or for surgical treatment.
The main take away point is that we want to prevent any long term bladder problems, and the way to do that is by raising awareness in the general population and making sure that if you suffer from any urinary problems to come see your doctor as soon as you can. It is a very common problem and your GP can guide you through this.
ABOUT DR NORA
Dr Nora is a GP from London, England. She graduated from St. George’s University of London in 2011. She carried out her postgraduate speciality studies in London and is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare. Dr Nora has a Diploma in Women’s Health & Family Planning.
Her specialties include
Facial cosmetics including dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle therapy.
Medical treatment of bruxism and hyperhidrosis using anti-wrinkle injections.
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Chronic disease management such as Diabetes and Respiratory Health.
Dr Nora takes a proactive approach to health promotion.
She is also fluent in the Arabic language.
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