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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – Symptoms and Causes

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as prostate enlargement, is a common issue in men. The risk tends to be higher when you become older. People with this condition tend to have many urinary issues and other problems related to the bladder, kidney, and urinary tract. Some treatment options are available, such as surgery, minimally invasive therapies, and medications. Read on to learn more about typical symptoms and causes of benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Symptoms of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Urination Issues

Benign prostatic hyperplasia causes many issues when you urinate. The early sign is often the need to urinate more frequently than usual. When the prostate grows in size, more pressure is put on the bladder. As a result, it can be hard to hold in the urine, which increases the number of trips to the toilet. Other urination problems caused by this condition include hesitancy or the trouble starting urination, nocturia or the need to get up and urinate many times during the night, as well as urgency, which is a sensation to urinate immediately. In general, these symptoms are quite similar to those in people with prostate cancer. Therefore, you should visit your healthcare provider to get a precise diagnosis. [1]