Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) / Prostate Enlargement

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition in aging men, where the prostate gland enlarges and can cause urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, weak urine stream, difficulty starting urination, and the need to urinate at night. BPH is not cancer and does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.

Treatment options for BPH include lifestyle changes, medications to relieve symptoms and shrink the prostate, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and the size of the prostate.

It’s important for men to speak with their doctor if they are experiencing symptoms of BPH, as untreated BPH can lead to complications such as urinary tract infections, bladder stones, and kidney damage.

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