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Articles about ‘BPH / Enlarged Prostate’

The problem with cold medicines and BPH

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 23 November 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Cold & Flu

The ‘cold season’ is fast approaching and if you are one of the 3.2 million men in the UK experiencing prostate problems, you should be aware of the risks when nursing a cold.
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The importance of getting your prostate symptoms checked

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 28 October 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Men's health

When it comes to getting symptoms of an enlarged prostate checked, how long can we really put off that trip to the doctor’s surgery? We men can be rather tardy about trips to the doctor’s, and no more so than when the problem is perceived to be sensitive or embarrassing in nature.

However, when we are desperate to get to the end of a meeting, not just so that we can get home to watch the football but because of a need to make a hasty dash to the toilet, perhaps it is time to reluctantly make an appointment with the doctor.

Understanding exactly what is at the root of your weak urine flow, frequent urination and night-time disturbances is the first vital step in finding an effective treatment. Continue reading >

Is constipation affecting your prostate?

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 28 September 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Constipation, Men's health
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You are sitting on the toilet… the clock is ticking the seconds away… you are waiting patiently for the magic to happen… you are waiting… still waiting… and for once it is not your bladder that is refusing to divulge its contents, but your bowel. Constipation and prostate problems may seem like two unrelated conditions, but in fact, they are more connected than they initially seem. Continue reading >

Is BPH costing you sleep?

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 25 August 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate, Men's health, Stress & Sleep
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When we think of symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH), we tend to be most concerned with the need to urinate more frequently, and reduced stream. However, the problem can also affect our sleeping pattern, leaving us sapped of energy during the day. As well as tips to help reduce night-time urination, or nocturia, there are several techniques you can try to help you fall back to sleep more quickly. Continue reading >

Stress and its impact on BPH symptoms

by Dr. Jen Tan, on 20 July 2015, BPH / Enlarged Prostate

Stress and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – two unrelated conditions? Or are they in fact more connected than it initially seems? It is well-known that acute nerves or anxiety can make you run to the toilet, but it seems that the same can be said for symptoms of BPH too.

Stress and BPH symptoms can seem like a vicious cycle: the worse your BPH symptoms become, the more stressed you feel, and equally, the more stressed you become, the worse your enlarged prostate symptoms appear. Understanding the link, and finding effective ways of tackling stress can do wonders for your BPH. Continue reading >