Most of your life you slept like a log. But now, those annoying trips to the bathroom at night, sometimes two or three times, prevent a good night’s sleep. It’s the same thing on your drive to work, in the middle of a meeting and when you’re ready to tee off.
What’s up with your bladder?
Well, your urinary troubles are really a prostate thing. For most men over 50, urinary troubles are the first sign of an enlarged prostate, also know as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). As you age, your prostate grows and puts pressure on the urethra, so a good, quality pee is tough to come by.
The ‘gotta go’ signs:
Nighttime trips to the john are usually the first sign of an enlarged prostate. Other symptoms include:
- Frequent urination during the day and night
- Trouble starting a stream of urine or poor stream altogether
- Slow leak, despite feeling a rush to go
- Your bladder never fully empties
- Sexual dysfunction in combination with any of the above urinary issues