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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is also known as enlargement of the prostate. BPH affects almost 40% of men by 50 years of age and almost 80% of men by 80 years of age. Symptoms of BPH include straining when urinating, getting up at night to urinate, urinating frequently and/or urgently, pain on urination, or having the sensation not being able to empty the bladder. If left untreated, this can result in permanent damage to the bladder and/or kidneys. There are numerous treatment options available, including medications, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery to remove the prostate blockage.