Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as enlarged prostate, occurs in almost all men as they age. The enlargement is usually harmless, but it often results in problems urinating, pain, and discomfort, which can sometimes lead to a worsened sexual performance, reduced sex drive, or more frequent erectile dysfunction (ED).

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what to ask your doctor…

Although the topic might be embarrassing to you, it is best to remember that there isn’t much your doctor hasn’t heard before. Your doctor will only be able to provide the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment options when you are specific and honest in discussing your symptoms and the disruptions they cause to your daily life. For your next doctor’s visit, you may consider the following recommendations:


  • Take note of your symptoms so you are able to discuss your condition in detail
  • Be open with your doctor on any sexual issues you experience as these are impor-tant to your diagnosis and treatment
  • Address any previous prostate diseases or related conditions you may have had
  • Inquire about BPH tests and screenings usually performed for diagnosis
  • Discuss the benefits, risks, side effects, and available treatments with your doctor, as newer treatments may be more appropriate for you

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