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BPH Risk factors and prevention

What increases your risk of BPH?

Age. If you are over the age of 50, you have a higher risk of experiencing symptoms related to enlarged prostate (BPH) than younger men. If younger men have BPH-like urinary symptoms, they are generally caused by other problems.

The risk of having BPH increases with age. According to the American Urological Association (AUA), BPH is found in 60% of men over 60 years of age and in up to 80% of men over 80 years of age.

Genetics. Your risk of symptoms increases if BPH runs in your family, especially if a relative was affected before age 60.

Can BPH be prevented?

Generally, BPH cannot be prevented. Some people believe regular ejaculations will prevent prostate enlargement; however, there is no scientific evidence that this helps.

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Disclaimer: This material is provided for information purposes only and is not a substitute for a consultation. You should talk with a urologist regarding your specific symptoms or medical condition.

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