How treating an enlarged prostate may affect your sex life.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as an enlarged prostate, affects about half of men ages 51 to 60, and the rate steadily rises with age.
As the prostate grows, it constricts the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. For about half of men with BPH, this causes urination problems, such as a hesitant, interrupted, or weak urine stream; dribbling; a feeling that the bladder doesn’t completely empty; and more frequent urination, especially at night.
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Matthew Solan, Executive Editor, Harvard Men's Health Watch
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