For the uninitiated, the urethra runs from the bladder out of the body. On its trek in the male, it passes through the prostate. This little organ sometimes swells providing a diagnosis of BPH – benign prostatic hypertrophy. Basically, that means the prostate has swollen without having cancerous cells. The biggest problem of this condition is that when one increases the pressure around a straw, the size of the straw decreases and the amount of fluid allowed to pass through this straw decreases accordingly. There are a couple of pills commonly used to treat this, one being Hytrin. A patient who had started on this med was asked the change noted. His pleased reply – “I can stand on the ground and hit the roof.”

Advertisements