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Conditions: BPH

Overview - BPH

If you’re a man past middle age, there’s a good chance that you have or may develop a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This noncancerous condition affects about 40% of men in their 50s, 60% of men in their 60s, and more than 80% of men in their 80s. About half of such men develop moderate to severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which may interfere with sleep and normal daily activities, tend to worsen with advancing age, and can indicate either obstruction or irritation of the urinary tract.

Not all LUTS are due to BPH and not all men with BPH have LUTS, but even those who don’t may develop other BPH-related problems that require treatment. There are, however, a number of treatment options for men with BPH—some of which may improve LUTS associated with other conditions as well.

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