Bernie’s Story: A Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Patient

It is well regarded that almost every man will suffer from prostate problems at some point in their lives. One of the most common prostate problems is non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate, called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

But how do you know if you have BPH? Here’s a list of enlarged prostate symptoms.

Enlargement of the prostate means that the prostate gland gets bigger, causing a blockage of the urine flow. Since the prostate is located just below the bladder and surrounding the urethra, its enlargement can restrict the flow of urine from the bladder. As a result, men have difficulties in urinating, can’t fully empty their bladder, and always feel the urge to run to the bathroom. As a man gets older, his prostate continues to grow larger, which can sometimes cause problems.

In this video from Advancing Quality Alliance AQuA, meet Bernie. He was diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). “Symptoms due to BPH are thought to affect one-third of men aged over 50 in the UK. In this clip, he discusses his options for treatment with his GP using Shared Decision Making.”

Read more about how watchful waiting can be an effective BPH treatment option.

BPH News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.

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Marta graduated from Universidade Fernando Pessoa in Porto with a degree in Communication Sciences and a Masters degree in New Communication Technologies. She has experience in social media, worked with several media channels, and has also worked as a freelance photographer and a graphic artist for almost 10 years.

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