BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia occurs when the prostate gland increases in size as a man ages. Also simply called an enlarged prostate, men with this condition experience a multitude of symptoms related to partial obstruction of and changes in the bladder. Many men experience only minor symptoms of BPH and can deal with the condition without medication. In situations where the symptoms are seriously affecting the quality of life, a doctor's help may be needed to alleviate the symptoms.
The most common sign of BPH is difficulty urinating, including trouble starting to urinate, a weak stream, or the need to push harder or force urination. The stream may start and stop several times and it can take longer to relieve yourself.
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