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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

The prostate is a walnut-sized gland that is part of the male reproductive system that helps make semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra. As a man ages, the prostate gland can grow which can lead to more serious health problems, such as benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer.

BPH is a common urologic condition caused by the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate. While BPH is a nuisance and can affect a man’s way of life, serious issues are not normally associated with it, but there are many treatment options to relieve the side effects.

Normal Prostate

Normal Prostate

Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged Prostate

Symptoms of BPH Include:

  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Difficulty beginning to urinate
  • A strong sudden urge to urinate
  • A weak or slow urine stream
  • Feeling unable to fully empty the baldder
  • Urine stream that stars and stops

Treatment

Unfortunately BPH cannot be cured, however your physician will work with you closely to come up with a treatment plan based on the severity of your symptoms and your lifestyle. Treatment options include:

  • Watchful Waiting
  • Oral Medications
  • UroLift®
  • Heat-based therapies
  • Surgery
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