BPH: What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Exactly?

What you need to know about having an enlarged prostate.

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia is the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate glands. As the prostate enlarges, it can squeeze down on the urethra. In this video, Dr. Paul Knoepflmacher explains ways to limit risk factors. These include increasing physical activity, losing weight, controlling diabetes, and limiting alcohol intake. There are however risk factors you cannot change, such as family history of BPH and race.

Paul Knoepflmacher, MD

This video features Paul Knoepflmacher, MD. Dr. Knoepflmacher is a clinical instructor of medicine at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, where he also maintains a private practice.

Duration: 2:29. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Mera Goodman, MD, Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Jan. 10, 2017
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