In the past week, Oaxaca recorded 66 new cases of prostate hyperplasia, bringing the total to 2,842 so far this year, placing it fifteenth among the states with the largest registries in the country.
The entities with the most cases are the State of Mexico with 16,827 and Mexico City with 13,049, followed by Jalisco with 10,363, Veracruz with 7,826 and Chihuahua with 5,489.
In 2023, an increase has been recorded compared to 2022, when the unit recorded 2,697 cases. That means there has been an increase of 5.1% this year with the figures published by the health sector.
According to other health institutes like IMSS, one of the main conditions presented by the prostate is prostatic hypertrophy, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, which is an enlargement of the prostate.
The prostate is a male gland located below the bladder, it produces fluid that transports sperm during ejaculation and surrounds the urethra, which is the tube through which urine is released.
According to IMSS, the disease primarily affects men age 45 or older, at which time the prostate begins to enlarge. And although it does not cause discomfort to everyone, medical checkups are recommended to avoid possible problems related to growth speed.
The main symptoms are enlargement of the prostate around the urethra, which acts like a belt that squeezes the duct through which urine exits; This causes an urgent need to urinate, decreased ability and strength of urine flow, difficulty in starting and finishing urination, etc.
The Ministry of Health describes the condition as a public health problem that begins at an early age. “Clinically it becomes evident after the age of 45 on average, but it has a major impact on the health of older adults, whose differential diagnosis most fears prostate cancer, the second most common neoplasm in men.”