The Five Health Conditions Men Should Know About. No 4 – Enlarged Prostate

Given how common this condition is, it is certainly something all men should be aware of. Around one in eight men will be affected by enlarged prostate during their lifetime. It usually becomes apparent in men over fifty, but can and does occur in younger men, so it is important that all men are able to recognise the symptoms.

The symptoms of an enlarged prostate can include finding it difficult or straining to empty your bladder, or having to get up frequently during the night to use the toilet. Fortunately, in most cases, the condition is benign (not cancerous). However, the condition can be malignant, so if you experience any of the aforementioned symptoms, you must go and get it checked out.