BPH is also known as Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

LUTS or Lower Urinary tract symptoms are the bothersome signs of enlarged gland.

Symptoms Causes Risk Complications Management BPH/LUTS Self-Test

The signs and symptoms of BPH/LUTS vary and gradually worsen over time and include:

    • Frequent and urgent need to urinate.
    • Increased frequency of urination at night (nocturia).
    • Difficult starting urination.
    • Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts.
    • Dribbling at the end of urination.
    • Inability to completely empty the bladder.

Less common

  • Urinary Tract Infection.
  • Inability to urinate.
  • Blood in the urine.

An enlarged prostate that blocks urine flow through the urethra.

  • Aging, above 50 years.
  • Family history.
  • Diabetes and heart disease.
  • Lifestyle-obesity.
  • Erectile Dysfunction.
  1. Urinary retention.
  2. Urinary tract infections.
  3. Bladder stones.
  4. Bladder damage.
  5. Kidney damage.

1.Lifestyle Modification including;-

  • Limit taking beverages in the evening,
  • Limit caffeine and alcohol intake,
  • Follow a healthy diet,
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle,
  • Stay active,
  • Double voiding,
  • Scheduled bathroom visits,
  • Limit decongestants and
  • Antihistamines

2.Medical management using prescription drugs.

3.Minimally invasive or surgical therapy

  1. The IPSS symptom score is available for screening and to monitor progress of treatment. Click Here For The Test