Check out the signs of enlarged prostate.
Here's a look at the important first signs of a problem with your prostate gland.
If you answer "yes" to any of these questions, then you can suspect you may have signs of enlarged prostate.
Of course, there may be other contributing factors like extra stress or a reaction to a food or a cold remedy but besides the prostate, a bladder infection can cause a reaction that affects your urination.
A prostate examination will help answer these questions so you know what is happening. At that point, you will need to learn a lot more about your options because conventional medicine's treatments for a prostate problem, assuming that is the case, have very marked side effects that doctors tend to minimize.
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is an international questionnaire. The IPSS questions will help you assess the severity of your prostate symptoms and help you identify signs of enlarged prostate gland. Answer each question honestly, and then total your score at the end.
Enter your total score here ________
Results are classified as:
0 - 7 (mildly symptomatic)
8 - 19 (moderately symptomatic)
20 - 35 (severely symptomatic)
An additional question is how bothersome are your symptoms?
Bother Score: This helps assess your perceived quality of life due to your urinary symptoms, and the score ranges from 0 (delighted) to 6 (terrible).
How would you feel if you were to spend the rest of your life with your urinary condition just the way it is now?
0 = Delighted
1 = Pleased
2 = Mostly satisfied
3 = Mixed
4 = Mostly dissatisfied
5 = Unhappy
The following is standard medical approach to your signs of prostate problems.
"The IPSS is used globally and is based on both the presence and severity of signs of enlarged prostate. Its purpose isn't to be used alone. In combination with other tests, the IPSS can help determine the stages of BPH for patients. These stages are:
The above conclusions are what your urologist will recommend. I would suggest you learn the causes of your signs of enlarged prostate.
I describe them on this site and in my book so you can change the conditions.
Of course, this is not for everyone. Most readers will choose the mainstream way. Sadly, you may discover there is a high price to pay of unwanted side effects like impotence or incontinence.
Your signs of a problem with the prostate should be a wake up call to improve your health and do what it takes so you can avoid these undesirable consequences of modern treatments, which includes laser and robotic surgeries.
Did you know that despite their claims, they do not have a better outlook than the traditional TURP operations? Do not be fooled by these very highly-promoted and profitable methods.
Now you know whether your signs of enlarged prostate are serious and whether you should get them checked out so that you know where you stand.
Then learn all you can. Study this site and read my book, Healthy Prostate, which is very comprehensive. You will learn much about your choices and what to do to heal your prostate if that is the choice you prefer.
Hey, that was mine and - believe me - did I have a severely enlarged prostate!
My signs of a problem with my prostate changed my life. I have become so much stronger and healthier, and my prostate feels so much better.
In my case, I was passing blood clots and experiencing frequent acute urinary retention where no pee comes out, and sometimes I had the need to go every few minutes for hours on end! That's how very severe my signs of problem with prostate were.
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