The most common reason for urinary incontinence in men is the enlargement of the prostate gland. Prostate enlargement is a natural phenomenon connected with ageing. It is the reason for many troublesome ailments of the urinary system. If you are a man past the age of 45 and are experiencing urinary incontinence, then your prostate might be the reason.
Prostate gland enlargement will eventually occur in nearly every man as they age, however only some men actually experience symptoms. Every man past the age of 45 should check their health by visiting a doctor at least once a year.
The prostate gland is normally the size of a chestnut in younger men. As the gland enlarges with age, the prostate can put pressure on the urethra and narrow its diameter. Problems with urination are caused by this process of narrowing.
This so-called bladder outlet obstruction prevents complete voiding of the, so the bladder’s walls start to develop pathological structural changes. Residual urine can also lead to urinary system infections, bladder stones or weakening of the bladder muscles, causing urine to leak permanently.
The most common symptoms of prostate enlargement:
NOTE – these symptoms may show the presence of other diseases – consult your doctor if you experience any of the above.
Prostate gland diagnosing is carried out according to the standards established by the international committee acting under the patronage of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Additional tests may include ultrasound and uroflowmetry
It is important to remember that benign prostate enlargement is not a malignant tumor, however, ignoring signs and not getting treatment may result in the development of prostate cancer