11 signs men may need to check prostate health

When men get older, they are more likely to have urinary problems.

The problems may show bladder health issues, but often they can be signs of a prostate health condition.

This is because the prostate gland tends to get larger as men get older. This gland sits just below the bladder and surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the bladder.

If the prostate gets too large, it can narrow or even block the urethra and make it hard to pass urine.

Identifying the right condition is very important for finding the best treatment and symptom control.

According to researchers from the NIH, three prostate issues that can cause urinary symptoms.

The issues include an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia, inflammation called prostatitis, and prostate cancer.

Researchers suggest that men may need to see their doctor if they have any of the following symptoms:

A weak urine stream;

Blood in your urine;

Can’t urinate;

Dribbling at the end of urination;

Pain in your belly or groin area when urinating;

Trouble emptying your bladder completely;

Trouble starting or keeping a urine stream;

Unable to delay urination;

Urinate 8 or more times a day;

Urine with unusual color or odor;

Wake up often to urinate at night.

Scientists also suggest that if a man can’t urinate at all, he should seek medical care right away.

It is also important to talk to doctors if a man feels discomfort in his pelvic area. Getting the right treatment can help improve the quality of life.

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