Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) – or enlarged prostate – is a condition that affects men as they grow older. BPH can cause a lot of discomfort among men but fortunately it is non-cancerous and is not life-threatening.
An enlarged prostate can cause a blockage of the urine flow. Since the prostate is located just below the bladder surrounding the urethra, its enlargement can restrict the flow of urine from the bladder. As a result, men often have difficulty urinating, can’t fully empty their bladder, and nearly always feel the urge to urinate.
In this video from Lee Memorial Health System, learn more more about BPH and how it can become a problem if it’s not addressed. The condition mostly affects men over age 60, and has many uncomfortable symptoms. The video offers a great learning experience.
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