Enlarged Prostate Advice & Treatment

As men get older their prostate increases in size, benign prosthetic hyperplasia

(BPH) is a progressive enlargement of the prostate. Symptoms include;

increased in frequency of needing the toilet, urge incontinence, having to get up in the night and complete emptying bladder.

We advise:

  • Avoid drinking large amounts of liquid at any time.
  • Avoid drinks altogether before bed.
  • Reduced consumption of alcohol and caffeine (as these can stimulate the
  • bladder).
  • Certain antidepressants and antihistamines can make symptoms worse.
  • Speak to your GP if you have concerns.

Symptoms that require urgent referral:

  • Pain on passing urine, bloody or cloudy urine.
  • Unexplained fever- may indicate infection.
  • Excessive thirst and tiredness may indicate undiagnosed or unstable
  • diabetes.

Enlarged Prostate Treatment

We also recommend a well man’s clinic checkup after the age of 40, sooner if

lifestyle is poor. This may involve a physical exam and or a blood test known as a Prostate Specific Antigen(PSA) test.