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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate)

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, also known as BPH, is a benign (or non-cancerous) enlarged prostate. It’s a very common prostate disease, and it affects men of all ages. In fact, half of all men are affected by the age of 50.

Symptoms of BPH include:
• Frequent urge to urinate – even when the bladder is empty
• Difficulty urinating
• Increased frequency of urination, especially at night
• A weak or intermittent flow
• A feeling of incomplete urination

BPH can be treated in a number of ways. Often, medications can be an effective treatment, but there are also a number of surgical, non-surgical, and laser procedures that can be used, including:
• Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
• Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy (TUMT)
• Interstitial Laser Coagulation (ILC)
• Transurethral Incision of the Prostate (TUIP)
• Visual Laser Ablation of the Prostate (VLAP)

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