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Harvard Medical School Guide: Living Better with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

If you are a man over age 50, you probably know someone living with the effects of an enlarged prostate gland.Maybe you are that man. For reasons that remain unclear, the one-ounce, walnut-shaped gland starts to grow when men reach their 40s. If the enlarged gland presses on the bladder and other parts of your “plumbing,” it can cause bothersome symptoms like a weak urine stream, difficulty with completely emptying the bladder, and frequent…

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