What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH?
Learn More About Symptoms of BPH
Simply put, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is an enlarged prostate.
As a man ages, the prostate naturally grows in size. The first time this occurs is early in puberty, and the second time this occurs is in the mid-20s and continues throughout a man’s life. While the prostate will typically stay the size of a walnut, it could continue to grow over time and push down on your urethra, which is the tube that moves urine from the bladder outside of the body.
As the prostate enlarges and pushed on the urethra, urinary issues may begin to develop. These symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
- Frequent Need to Urinate (both at night and during the day).
- Weak Urinary Stream.
- Inability to Empty Your Bladder Completely.
- Straining During Urination.
- Dribbling at the End of Urinating.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you are not alone. Nearly half of all men between the ages of 51 and 60 have BPH, and up to 90% of men over the age of 80 have BPH. However, there are treatment options that can help you ease your symptoms.
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