The Pain Points of Prostate Enlargement (BPH) : Seniors

November 3, 2020 by /u/sunjourhc


The Pain Points of Prostate Enlargement (BPH)

The global pandemic has added something to be concerned about on top of other things going on in people’s lives. One group of people we want to focus on is men in their 40s and older. These men may very well be going through a physiological change into their older age and not realize it until later. This change is known as prostate enlargement or BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Here are some pain ports men with an enlarged prostate may be feeling:

  1. I need to go to the bathroom frequently

  2. I’m not getting much sleep

  3. Things aren’t going well in bed with my partner

Frequent urination can happen day and night. Men may be paying attention to the nearest bathroom while being out and about. They might feel urges, and their urinary flow may be slow. They may also feel a sensation of urine still remaining in the bladder after having just gone. This can make going out uncomfortable and your mind may be focused on the bathroom instead of having a good time.

Not getting much sleep could be from getting up many times a night to go to the bathroom. If a man is sleep deprived, he can’t be as productive during the day or enjoy the things he usually does due to the tiredness.

BPH may also interfere with sexual function, be it in the form of erectile dysfunction or ejaculatory issues. These may also be risks that men with severe BPH could face after taking medications or surgical intervention for their BPH. 

One other pain point that men may not talk about is the depression or frustration that may come with their compromised quality of life due to BPH. The sense of shame, embarrassment, denial, refusal to seek help, or bearing this new reality in silence. Please know it doesn’t have to be this way, and with support we can hopefully find solutions for men with BPH.

For mild BPH and for men who are open to it, alternative treatments like traditional Chinese medicine and supplements with clinically proven ingredients could offer some initial relief and ease for coping with symptoms. Less bathroom trips, better sleep, and better time under the sheets could be the silver lining to men with BPH if they try a reliable solution. Not staying silent, reducing the hesitancy to speak with other men, doctors, and family could be a way to relieve stress, too.

As a community, let’s help men with BPH defeat their pain points! 


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