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Do Not Ignore These Symptoms

Data from Centers of Disease Controls and Prevention reported that the average men have lower lifespan than women, yet at least one third of male population in the United States reportedly also refused to seek medical care. It could be attributed due to men being raised to ‘tough up’ or viewing it to be less masculine, but regardless it doesn’t change the fact that seeking medical attention should not be trivialized no matter the gender.

If you find yourself or perhaps notice that your male family members experiencing these symptoms, you may want to consult a medical professional, as you may experience benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that commonly occurs among aging men.

Common symptoms of BPH include:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate.
  • Nocturia (frequent need to urinate at night).
  • Trouble to start urinating.
  • Weak urine stream, or a stream that stops and starts.
  • Dribbling at the end of urination.
  • Inability fully empties the bladder.

Less common symptoms include:

  • Urinary tract infection.
  • Inability to urinate.
  • Hematuria (blood in the urine).

BPH is a condition that occurs when the prostate and the surrounding tissues enlarge. Prostate is an organ of the male reproductive system responsible for producing the seminal fluid to nourish the sperms. When your prostate is inflamed or enlarged, it presses against the urethra. The bladder wall becomes thicker and over time, the bladder may weaken and lose the ability to empty fully. Ignoring these symptoms may cause urine to accumulate over time and can lead to conditions such as urinary tract infection.

Hence, it is always recommended for both men and women to seek immediate medical attention. Do not brush off unusual symptoms, especially if they have occurred frequent enough to bother you or causing inconvenience to your daily living activities. Seek help and consult medical professionals. Give yourself the chance to love your family longer, and most importantly, to love yourself.

Check out our recommended supplement for prostate health and consult your doctor before taking any supplements.

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