If home treatment does not help, BPH can be treated with
medicine. Medicine can reduce the symptoms, but it rarely gets rid of them. If
you stop taking medicine, symptoms return.
If your symptoms are
severe, your doctor may suggest surgery to remove part of your prostate. But
few men have symptoms or other problems severe enough to need surgery.
Can BPH be prevented?
You cannot prevent BPH or
the urination problems it may cause. Some people believe that regular
ejaculations will help prevent prostate enlargement. But there is no scientific
proof that ejaculation helps.
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