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Risk Factors

Health Problems That Could Raise Your BPH Risk

A growing body of research suggests that men who have metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

Treatment

Prostatic Urethral Lift to Treat BPH: What to Know

A new minimally invasive surgical procedure for treating BPH leaves the prostate intact. But is this new method as effective as other techniques?

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Treatment

Options for an Enlarged Prostate

Treatment decisions for BPH are based on the severity of symptoms. Here’s what you should know.

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Symptoms

How to Tell If You Have BPH

Some reports indicate that as many as 30 percent of men who undergo surgery for BPH are found not to have urethral obstruction.

Treatment

BPH Surgery: Know Your Options

Get the facts about all the available surgical treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Risk Factors

Symptoms of BPH to Watch Out For

About 50 percent of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90 percent of those older than 80 are affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia.

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Treatment

What Is Saw Palmetto?

An herbal remedy for prostate problems in men, saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is extracted from the purple berries of the American saw palmetto plant.

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Risk Factors

Causes and Treatment for Prostatitis

Also known as inflammation of the prostate, prostatitis is a common and often frustrating problem, particularly when the cause is not obvious.

Symptoms

What Is the Prostate?

The prostate is a gland located at the base of a man’s bladder, behind the pubic bone and in front of the rectum. This gland, roughly the size and shape of a small crab apple, weighs only about an ounce in young men.

A New Minimally Invasive Option for Treating Prostate Enlargement

There are some clear signs that you may have an enlarged prostate. How many are you checking yes to? Frequent urination Weak urinary stream Decrease in the force of the urinary stream Medications Many different options exist for treating enlarged pro...