BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERTROPHY
Prostate hypertrophy is a benign volumetric enlargement of the prostate gland that prevents normal emptying of the bladder. Sufferers may therefore have difficulty urinating and feel the need to urinate often and more urgently.
The precise cause is unknown, but it is probably related to physiological changes due to advancing in age, caused by hormones but also by biochemical or nutritional factors.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone produced naturally in males and, to a lesser extent, in females. It performs many important functions within the body, such as development in childhood and the proper functioning of the reproductive and musculoskeletal system.
A low testosterone level can be mainly due to chronic diseases or the use of drugs, but also due to specific operations on the reproductive system (e.g. castration) or reduced development of the sexual organs. Symptoms often reported with low levels of the hormone are infertility, impotence, fatigue, depression and/or loss of bone mass.