• One of the most prevalent cancers in men is prostate cancer
  • Early detection of the symptoms is vital in order for early treatment to be had
  • A common symptom of the disease is the urge to urinate often

The prostate gland is a tiny gland in men that is shaped like a walnut. It is responsible for the production of the seminal fluid that feeds and carries the sperm. When cells within this gland become abnormal, prostate cancer starts to develop.

While this type of cancer can be managed, at times cured, the success of treatment procedures oftentimes depends on how early it was detected. This is why it is vital for anyone to identify warning signs that may indicate prostate cancer immediately.

Urinating Often

One of the most common signs of this disease is the urge to urinate often. This symptom is most prevalent during the cold season. It is the season where a combination of internal factors, like the cancerous growth pressing against the bladder and external factors, such as cold weather, makes you pee more frequently.

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The NHS stated on their website that the need to urinate more often is a common symptom associated with the disease. This means that the cancerous growth has caused the prostate to affect the urethra, which in turn gives rise to the urge to pee. While having this symptom does not automatically mean you have prostate cancer, it should never be ignored.

Dr. Diana Gall, a consultant at Doctor 4 U, said that the urge to urinate more frequently during wintertime might also mean you are experiencing cold diuresis. She said that this condition happens when the temperature of the body decreases. The response of the body is to then send blood to the core to generate warmth. At the same time, the kidneys release excess fluid to normalize the pressure.

This process promotes the production of urine, making you feel the urge to urinate more often during cold, winter days. Although this condition is quite common, there are no scientific studies that attempt to explain this phenomenon. Data on how low the body temperature needs to get before diuresis occurs.

Enlargement of Prostate

The NHS, on the other hand, said that the urge to urinate might also be caused by the enlargement of the prostate instead of prostate cancer. Benign prostate enlargement or BPE is a term used by doctors to describe an enlarged prostate. This is one condition that impacts how you urinate and how often.

Despite all these, medical professionals still recommend you go see a doctor when you start feeling these symptoms. It might already be a sign of prostate cancer. Bear in mind that the earlier it is detected, the better your chances will be for survival.