Can BPH be prevented?
You cannot prevent BPH or the urination problems it may cause. Some people believe that regular ejaculations will help prevent prostate enlargement. But there is no scientific proof that ejaculation helps. Frequently Asked Questions Learning about benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): • What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? • What causes BPH? • What are the symptoms of BPH? • Who is affected by BPH? Being diagnosed: • How will my doctor diagnose BPH? • How can I determine how severe my symptoms are? Click here to see an interactive tool. Getting treatment: • When should I contact a doctor? • How is BPH treated? • What medicines are available for BPH? • What are the surgical options? Living with BPH: • What can I do at home? Health Tools Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are impo