Anti-inflammatory drugs, the prostate, and the bladder

For young men, a full bladder is no big deal; a quick trip to the bathroom is all it takes to return to empty. But for many older gents, it's an altogether different matter. In most cases, the issue is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlargement of the gland that pinches the urethra, slowing the flow of urine and often causing bothersome symptoms such as an urgent need to void, frequent urination, incomplete emptying of the bladder, dribbling, and nighttime urination.

The treatment of BPH has come a long way, thanks to major advances in medical and minimally invasive surgical therapies. There is also hope that experimental new treatments such as Botox injections will soon become available. But despite all these options, every man with BPH should avoid anything that might make the situation worse.

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