By Angelica Altera and Rona Niccola Villanueva
Sometimes, our hectic days at work make us pay less attention to our health or simply relieve ourselves when there seems to be something wrong with our bodies. When that gets in the way of our everyday lives, however, it’s important to consider taking action. Such is when you encounter difficulties in trying to hold off urination, have the urge to get up at night to pee, feel like you haven’t emptied your bladder completely after urinating, and so on. Men are experiencing these symptoms might have to see a doctor, to make sure a case of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH, or the enlargement of the prostate gland) is eliminated.
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This condition may not be cancerous or life-threatening. Even so, it could affect you in so many ways. GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which recently led the World BPH Day to make the lives of Filipino men better, says the disease can inhibit a good flow of your urine and bring about a drop in your sexual activity.
If symptoms get worse, it may lead to complications that are way more serious such as the inability to urinate and acute urinary retention. You wouldn’t want to have a urinary catheter placed on you, would you? Urologists revealed the pain you get from it has the same intensity as that of giving birth for women. Have yourself checked and ensure your health is at the top of your priority list!
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Photographs from drpawluk.com and GlaxoSmithKline Philippines Inc.