What is benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)?
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy is a fairly common condition for men as they get older. Symptoms begin with men over 45 years of age and experts say that BPH can be as high as 90% in all men over 64 years old. Common symptoms of BPH include: • Urine stream weakens when urinating. • Having trouble starting urination. • A feeling of ‘fullness’ after urinating. • Frequent urination at night. This increased swelling may also put you at risk for urinary tract infections and even prostate cancer. Experts say prescription drugs aren’t 100% effective and surgery is the only sure-fire way to treat this by cutting out the prostate. So what can you do to reduce your chances for BPH and improving bladder function?