Prostate Enlargement

The prostate gland is a male reproductive gland whose main function is to produce the liquid which carries the sperms during ejaculation. It is located between the bladder and the penis and tends to get enlarged in older men. When enlarged, it can affect the process of passing urine as it leads to difficulty in urination and difficulty in completely emptying the bladder with a frequent need of urination.

As per estimates, around 60 percent of men above the age of 60 years tend to have varying degrees of prostate enlargement. While prostate enlargement is not a major threat to one’s health, it results in mild to severe discomfort. In certain cases, it results in tremendous discomfort, affecting the quality of one’s life quite seriously. Treatment methods include changes in lifestyle like giving up on caffeine and alcohol, medication and surgery.