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What is benign prostatic hyperplasia?

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You can do a lot to take care of yourself and give your body what it needs. Still, as you get older, your body changes in ways you can’t always control. For most men, one of those changes is that the prostate gets bigger.

It’s a natural part of aging, but at some point, it can lead to a condition called BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Your prostate surrounds part of your urethra, the tube that carries   and   out of your penis. When you have BPH, your prostate is larger than usual, which squeezes the urethra. This can cause your pee stream to be weak, waking you up a lot at night to go to the bathroom along. it also could lead to other bothersome urinary symptoms. When you have BPH, your prostate is larger than usual. The large prostate can squeeze the urethra. urinesemen

BPH isn’t prostate cancer and doesn’t make you more likely to get it.

It’s a common condition, especially in older men, and there are a lot of treatments for it, from lifestyle changes to medication to surgery. Your doctor can help you choose the best care based on your age, health, and how the condition affects you.

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).”

UCLA Health: “Conditions Treated.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.”

Radiological Society of North America: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on December 04, 2018

SOURCES:

NIH, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.”

Mayo Clinic: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).”

Prostate Cancer Foundation: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).”

UCLA Health: “Conditions Treated.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.”

Radiological Society of North America: “Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).”

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on December 04, 2018

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