• Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia, a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland, is the most common benign tumor found in men. As is true for prostate cancer, BPH occurs more often in the West than in Eastern countries, such as Japan and China, and it may be more common among black people.

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    Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses benign prostatic hypertrophy diagnosis.
    Dr. Daniel Ngui, BSc (P.T), MD, CFPC, FCFP, Family Physician, discusses benign prostatic hypertrophy diagnosis.
  • Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy

    As a patient you may have symptoms that you’re wondering about which may reflect benign prostatic hypertrophy.  Your physician will also go through a list of questions, and the International Prostate Symptoms Score Questionnaire can help identify these symptoms. These symptoms include a feeling of incomplete bladder emptying, frequency of going to the bathroom several times during the day, intermittency of stopping and starting. Speak with your local Urologist for more information.


    Urgency to go can be an important sign of benign prostatic hypertrophy, as well as a weak stream. As a patient, if you feel that you need to strain to go to the bathroom, or if you’re having several episodes of getting up in the middle of the night to go to pee, this is something that you need to talk to your doctor about, or to reach out to the International Prostate Symptoms Score to rate your symptoms.  A local Urologist  TO is a great place to start in your information quest for Prostate Cancer.  Most importantly, benign prostatic hypertrophy can affect your quality of life, and that’s why we’re interested in how this affects your quality of life. As a patient helping your physician, urinary tract symptoms which we discussed are really signs of benign prostatic hypertrophy, however, you may have other symptoms including your bowels or including your chest or heart.


    This is another reason why it’s very important you speak to your physician. If you have any questions or any concerns, it’s very important that you make an appointment to speak to your physician or local expert.   Often seeing a local family physician or a physiotherapist in conjunction with a registered dietitian and athletic therapist is a great option to take control of this condition. Treatments may vary according to patient and according to physician, so once again, make an appointment and speak to your physician. Presenter: Dr. Daniel Ngui, Family Doctor, Vancouver, BC

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