As men grow old, the male hormone (testosterone) level goes down that it eventually damage the prostate gland which leads to enlargement of the gland. Enlarged prostate gland is also called Benign Prostate HyperplasiaBenign Prostate Causes and Treatment Information. Read more ... » or BPHBenign Prostate Causes and Treatment Information. Read more ... » which is more common to older men.
I got interested to the topic about Benign Prostate Hyperplasia because it is the cause of my father’s death. He died at the age of 75 years old and 5 months due to Benign Prostate Hyperplasia.
About two years ago when he started to feel discomfort while urinating and most of the time he woke up late at night just to pee. We thought it he was diabetic because he loved soft drinks and sweets (sugar mostly). We also concluded that he was diabetic because the symptoms were the same as of the diabetes until one day (April or May 2011-I forgot the exact date), he was hospitalized because he was not able to urinate anymore. At that time, we found out that his prostate was already enlarged. We did not detect it because he did not have any physical check up before that happened.
He undergone Ultrasound and X-ray for both of his kidneys and prostate. We also found that he already had kidney trouble because of the crystal marks in his kidneys (the X-Ray). We also thought that the main cause of his ailment was his kidneys. In the ultrasound result, his prostate was emphasized to be the cause of his urinary trouble. At the hospital, he was able to urinate with the help of catheter (first hospitalization).
When he was about to come out of the hospital, the catheter was removed and we were advised to observe if he could urinate without the aid of catheter. Thinking that he was already all right, we brought him home without the catheter. Few hours later he was doing okay but the night after he was discharged from the hospital, he could not urinate again. His bladder was already full with urine and he was already chilling and shivering in pain. We rattled because we did not know what to do then. I suggested to bring him back to the hospital to have a catheter on again to help him pee. From that time on, I already thought he would have that kind of situation for life.
The medication continued with the help of some anti-biotic and medicine for his prostate but the size of the prostate did not go to normal.
Having a catheter on him for a long time was neither good for his healthRoad Cycling Training Tips. Read more ... » because he would be prone to infection (according to my Nurse sister-in-law). The infection manifested when we saw puss discharge coming out of his penis lately.
All the medication and treatment for my father’s benign prostate did not let him live longer and now he is one of the victims of this deadly disease that attacks only to men.
Based on the study and data I found regarding the mortality rate of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia, about 498 deaths per year happens in the United States and about 32,292 deaths worldwide. (source: http://www.wolframalpha.com/entities/death/benign_prostatic_hypertrophy/ow/bq/lx/)
This is quite alarming although Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) is not a cancer but it is deadly disease. Once it attacks men, one year is already too long.
Sad thing is that, there is no clear cure or medicine for this disease as of writing.