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Urinary Symptoms and BPH: When to Seek Emergency Attention

Sometimes a man with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) suddenly becomes unable to urinate at all--a problem that requires immediate medical attention in a hospital emergency department.

A ‘Whey’ to Improve BPH Symptoms?

A beverage made from fermented whey improves moderately bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to a small European study. The drink also appears to reduce the cell damage that promotes BPH.

The Link Between BPH and Your Weight

Did you know that as your weight creeps up, so does the size of your prostate? Research has shown that overweight men are more likely to develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) than their normal-weight counterparts. The good news is that maintaining a healthy weight by eating right and exercising could tip the odds of having a…

Updated Advice on TUNA for BPH

Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) for BPH has been available for more than a decade. Today, however, most urologists have abandoned it. Here's why the procedure is no longer recommended.

Enlarged Prostate: A Common Problem in Older Men

You have more frequent urges to urinate, but then you get a hesitant, weak stream or dribbling. You may have trouble getting a solid night's sleep and may dread waiting in line for the men's room or seeing the "fasten seat belt" sign illuminated in an airplane. Experiences such as these are commonly reported by older…

Just for Men: Good News About Bicycling

Men who bicycle regularly needn't worry that the activity will have adverse effects on their urinary tract or on their erectile function, according to a large multinational study in The Journal of Urology.

Facts About Surgery for BPH

Surgery is the fastest, most reliable way to improve lower urinary tract symptoms related to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). But compared with other treatment options, it is associated with a greater risk of long-term complications. Now that medications are available to treat BPH, fewer men are opting for surgery. However, when medical therapy fails or when…

Is it BPH? These Tests Can Help Your Doctor Diagnose the Condition

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), commonly referred to as an enlarged prostate, is the most common prostate problem for men older than age 50. It can cause lower urinary tract symptoms such as difficulty starting urination or a weak urine stream. If the symptoms are more than mildly bothersome and interfere with a man's daily life, treatment…

What Causes an Enlarged Prostate?

At age 20, the prostate is about the size of a crab apple, but by age 70, the average prostate has doubled in size. The condition, known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the most common prostate problem for men older than age 50. Here's a brief look at what happens to an aging prostate-and…

Why an Enlarged Prostate Can Cause Urinary Troubles

The prostate is not a component of the urinary system, but because of its proximity to the urethra it can affect urinary function.