Prostate Enlargement Risk Assessment
Prostatic enlargement, medically known as hypertrophy of the prostate gland, can occur as a result of an infection, hormonal changes, or cancer. The condition should not be neglected as it can give rise to genitourinary complications. Take this assessment to find out if you are at risk of developing the problem.
Enlargement of the prostate is usually treated by antibiotics if an infection is suspected to be the cause of the problem, which is often the case in young men. In middle-aged and older men, the enlargement is usually hormonal in origin. In such cases, a drug that can cause the prostate to shrink is administered. Severe cases of urine retention may require catheterization to empty the urinary bladder. If the condition does not respond to medication, surgical intervention may become necessary to prevent complications.