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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as prostate enlargement, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. This condition commonly affects elderly males, with about 40% of men over 60 experiencing BPH. The risk increases with age. The exact cause of BPH is not fully understood, but it may relate to changes in sex hormone balances as men age. This growth can eventually lead to urinary flow obstruction.
BPH may present with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), including:
It is important to note that these symptoms can also result from other
conditions, such as urinary stones, infections, overactive bladder, or prostate/bladder cancer. If you experience any of these symptoms,
consult a doctor for further assessment.
Diagnosis typically involves:
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