7 Tips for Managing BPH
7 Tips

BPH is shorthand for benign prostatic hyperplasia, a condition that affects most men eventually. More than 50% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms, and 90% of men have symptoms after age 70. Your prostate gland starts to get larger as you age. Because your prostate gland is located right where urine leaves your bladder, as your prostate gets bigger, your urine stream gets smaller. About 25% of men with BPH need medical treatment. Here are some tips to help you manage BPH:

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