Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia


Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy or enlarged prostate, is the noncancerous growth of the prostate gland. BPH is very common: in the US, most men over the age of 60 have the disorder. The enlarged prostate can start to squeeze the urethra and make urination difficult.

Symptoms include:

  • Bladder damage the bladder wall stretches and cant contract
  • Kidney damage

Complications include:

  • Difficulty urinating weak urine stream
  • Needing to urinate, frequently often at night


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