In the Philippines, 24 percent of men aged 50-59 years old suffer from at least moderate symptoms of BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), a common disease that causes the prostate to increase in size as a manages. BPH is not malignant or cancerous but it can affect the flow of urine. Whether it is incontinence or painful urination, this will definitely hinder the way a person lives.
Every man at the prime of his life deserves a life where he can enjoy the things that he loves to do—such as trips with his family and sports like biking and hiking—without any hindrances and discomforts caused by BPH.
The FUN to be WISE advocacy addresses, not just men but every person to take action. Men are urged to consult their doctors while others can tell the important men in their lives to seek medical advice and treatment. The good thing about BPH is that the symptoms are noticeable.
Our friends from GlaxoSmithKline Philippines came up with the FUNWISE acronym, which is based on the International Prostate Symptom Score4, men can know if they are experiencing symptoms of BPH.
The FUNWISE acronym is based on the International Prostate Symptom Score, men can know if they are experiencing symptoms of BPH.
|F for Frequency||Over the past two months, how often have you had to urinate two hours after you finished urinating?|
|U for Urgency||Over the past month, how often have you found it difficult to postpone urination?|
|N for Nocturia||Over the past month, how many times do you typically get up at night to urinate?|
|W for Weak Stream||Over the past month, how often have you had a weak urinary stream?|
|I for Intermittency||Over the past month, how often have you found yourself to have stopped and started again while you were urinating?|
|S for Straining||Over the past month, how often have you had to push or strain to begin to urinate?|
|E for Incomplete Emptying||Over the past month, how often have you had a sensation of not emptying a bladder completely after you finish urinating?|
You can improve the quality of your life even if you’re suffering from BPH. Consult your doctor for diagnosis. Remember, it is never too early but it can be too late.