Is there any need to worry if I have an enlarged benign prostate? What causes benign prostate enlargement?
The prostate produces a thick, white fluid that's made into a thinner liquid by a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). The liquid is then mixed with sperm, produced by the testicles, to create semen. If the prostate becomes enlarged, it can place pressure on the bladder and urethra (the tube through which urine passes). I was having difficulty while urinating, and difficulty starting urination so I talked to my doctor. He said I have s benign prostate enlargement is it a thing to worry about?
@malakai Hello, no it happens to every man as he gets older. Having an enlarged prostate is not cancer, and it does not raise your risk for prostate cancer. The exact cause of benign prostate enlargement is unknown, but research suggests that hormones probably play an important role in the condition's development. Younger men and anyone with a prostate produce high levels of testosterone and much smaller levels of estrogen. But as they get older, levels of testosterone decrease, which means they then have a higher proportion of estrogen in their body. It's been suggested that the relative increase in estrogen may stimulate prostate growth.