Benign Prostate Enlargement

Benign prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a common condition that occurs as men age. The prostate gland is a small, walnut-sized organ located below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Its primary function is to produce a fluid that is secreted into the urethra, the tube through which urine is expelled from the body.

As men get older, the prostate gland can begin to grow in size, leading to BPH. This growth can cause the prostate to press against the urethra, which can lead to urinary symptoms such as frequent urination, difficulty starting and stopping the flow of urine, weak urine flow, and the need to urinate at night. BPH is not cancerous and does not increase the risk of prostate cancer. It is typically treated with medications that relax the muscles around the prostate and allow urine to flow more easily. In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to remove part or all of the prostate gland.

Causes of Benign Prostate Enlargement

Signs and Symptoms of Benign Prostate Enlargement

Best Treatment Options for Benign Prostate Enlargement

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