Urinary issues show up in some men over 50 years of age, get up a lot at night. They have difficulty urinating. This can mean a weakening or interruptive stream of urine and straining while urinating.
This can be caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH. BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland in men. This enlargement can result in pressure on the bladder and the urethra, which makes you have to go to the toilet again and again at night. Prostate cancer, and other serious conditions, can also affect urination. It’s important to get checked out if you notice urinary changes.
There are treatments for BPH, but lifestyle changes, like avoiding fluid, alcohol, and caffeine in the hours before bed, can help with the symptoms.