The symptoms of Benign Prostate Enlargement (BPE) are often mild in the beginning, but they become serious if they aren’t treated early. If the prostate becomes enlarged, it can put pressure on the bladder and urethra causing urinary problems. Common symptoms are frequent urge of urine, waking up at night frequently for urination etc.
Prostate gland is a chestnut-shaped male reproductive organ that contains not just one but about 30-50 glands. It is located between the bladder and the penis. The prostate secretes a milky fluid that is discharged into the urethra at the time of the ejaculation of semen.
About 50 percent of men over the age of 60 have enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). By the age of 85, more than 95 percent of men have BPH. There is good news however for those living with enlarged prostate or who are at risk of developing the disease. Healthy habits such as exercising, eating certain foods, and limiting dietary fat may help with BPH.