Enlarged Prostate or Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous condition that affects a substantial number of men as they age, in which the enlarged prostate squeezes or partially blocks the surrounding urethra – the tube that carries the urine from the bladder out of the body. This can lead to bothersome urinary symptoms that may include a weak stream, trouble starting and stopping, the frequent feeling of needing to urinate, greater urgency when the feeling hits, leaking or dribbling, and the sense that the bladder isn’t empty after urination. These symptoms should not be ignored, particularly since there are many good treatment options.
BPH symptoms are familiar to a large proportion of men during middle age and beyond, and when untreated they tend to worsen with age. Approximately half of men in their 50s and as many as 90 percent of men in their 70s and 80s have enlarged prostates. BPH can wreak havoc with quality of life – in addition to the discomfort, some men are forced to get up to urinate several times during the night.
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