In all likelihood, you don’t want to spend much time thinking about your prostate, most men don’t. But if you are having problems urinating, your prostate might be what’s keeping you up at night. The condition will not get better on its own. Benign prostate enlargement or hypertrophy/hyperplasia (also known as BPH) is a common condition in men as they age. Prostate tissue can enlarge in response to certain hormones. It can swell and block the flow of urine from the bladder, causing uncomfortable symptoms and potentially infection.
A medical exam is a good place to start. Your doctor will explain the options available to you. Be candid about the interrupted sleep and the frequency of urination. Prostate problems are the focus of this eBook from Enlargement to Cancer.