ENCOURAGING A VISIT TO THE DOCTOR
Having a spouse or partner stop worrying is a top reason men seek treatment for BPH. For many men, the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate (BPH) are difficult to acknowledge and discuss. Men often quietly accommodate the symptoms and allow their quality of life to decline. As a concerned and trusted family member or caregiver, you can be a great help to a loved one with BPH in addressing his condition. Your ability to prompt discussion or provide support is strengthened by learning about BPH. You can also help him make important decisions about treatment.
Many men feel uncomfortable talking about urinary or sexual issues, even with a doctor. So, how can you persuade your loved one to have his prostate checked?
Above all else, remind him that you are grateful for his going to the doctor and seeking help. He is taking action to address a problem and improve his quality of life and, as a result, yours.
Disclaimer: This material is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for a consultation. You should talk with a urologist regarding your specific symptoms or medical condition.