Urinary incontinence often results from issues with nerve signals from the brain to your bladder. Other times, issues are due to the urinary sphincter not working correctly.
Treatment usually depends on the cause of your problem. Often a combination of treatments is the most effective.
An overall healthy lifestyle, including weight control, smoking cessation, balanced and healthy diet, and regular exercise often helps. Keeping a bladder diary that includes your diet and how often you urinate and what your symptoms are can help determine what irritates your bladder.
BPH is a natural enlarging of the prostate, which is very common with age. About half of men in their 50s have an enlarged prostate, and up to 90% of men over age 80 have it. The prostate is typically the size of a walnut but can grow as large as an orange. This noncancerous condition can result in difficulties with urination, though some men may not feel any symptoms at all.
BPH symptoms may include:
BPH may be diagnosed through a variety of examinations and tests, including:
Patients have access to surgical options for cases where medication is
not effective or when they don’t want to take medication.