Medical & Surgical Urology

Medical & Surgical Urology
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ISSN: 2168-9857


Prostatic Hyperplasia

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate gland. The prostate gland surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate gets bigger, it may squeeze or partly block the urethra. BPH occurs in almost all men as they age. BPH is not cancer.

An enlarged prostate can be a nuisance. But it is usually not a serious problem. About half of all men older than 75 have some symptoms. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy. Benign prostatic hyperplasia is probably a normal part of the aging process in men, caused by changes in hormone balance and in cell growth.

Related Journals of Prostatic Hyperplasia

Medical & Surgical Urology, Journal of Prostate Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Advances in Cancer Prevention, Archives in Cancer Research, Cancer Clinical Trails, Cancer Science & Therapy, Journal of Urology, Journal of Clinical Urology, Prostate, Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, Japanese Journal of Clinical Urology