As all men age the size of their prostate increases.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BHP) is a gradual enlargement of the prostate gland and male urine problems may develop.
Symptoms may include;
- The urge to pass urine more often,
- Having to visit the loo more often during the night,
- Dribbling urine,
- Weak Urinary flow,
- Feeling as though you have not emptied your bladder completely.
Rowlands Pharmacy recommend ;
- Avoid drinking large amounts of liquid at any time,
- Avoid drinks completely before bed,
- Cut back the amount of alcohol and caffeine containing drinks as they can stimulate the bladder,
- Certain antidepressants and anti-histamines can make symptoms worse
These following symptoms require urgent referral.
- Pain passing urine
- Urine containing blood
- Unexplained fever, this may indicate an infection
- Excessive thirst and tiredness, this may indicate un- diagnosed or unstable diabetes