Free Program on effective Prostate treatment options by Douglas Klingler, MD
- on August 4, 2010
Lawrence Memorial Hospital is hosting “Permanent Relief for BPH,” Tuesday, August 10, 6:30-7:30 pm, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Douglas Klingler, MD from Lawrence Urology, P.A. will present this program. He will cover the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, and the wide range of effective treatment options now available.
Partners also invited to attend this free program, but advance registration is requested. For more information or to enroll, please contact LMH ConnectCare at 749-5800, click here http://bit.ly/9fPLMc or visit www.lmh.org.
About BPH As many as 50 percent of men experience symptoms of BPH by age 60, and 90 percent of men will report symptoms by age 85, according to statistics from the National Association for Continence.
It is normal for the prostate gland to grow throughout a man’s life and this growth usually doesn’t cause any issues until later in life. As the prostate grows, it begins to clamp down on the urethra, which can cause difficulty urinating or beginning the flow of urine and can even lead to the need to urinate urgently. It is also possible for BPH to cause a host of additional problems, including: a weakened bladder, incontinence, kidney damage, urinary tract infections or complete blockage of the urethra.
Symptoms of BPH
Less than half of all men with BPH have symptoms of the disease. According to the National Institutes of Health, symptoms include: • Dribbling at the end of urinating • Inability to urinate (urinary retention) • Incomplete emptying of your bladder • Incontinence • Needing to urinate two or more times per night • Pain with urination or bloody urine (these may indicate infection) • Slowed or delayed start of the urinary stream • Straining to urinate • Strong and sudden urge to urinate • Weak urine stream
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact your physician; these symptoms may be a result of other serious health conditions that require immediate attention.