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What is an enlarged prostate?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is a very common condition that occurs when a man's prostate gland grows beyond a normal size. This typically begins to happen in middle aged men past the age of 50. The prostate grows large enough that it presses against the urethra, restricting the flow of urine. This can lead to damage to the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract.

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