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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Updated: Sep 21, 2020

Statistically significant changes were observed in favor of acupuncture in moderate to severe BPH symptoms.

Studies have reported the prevalence of BPH to be approximately one-quarter of men in their 50s, one-third in their 60s, and about half in their 80s .

Common signs and symptoms of BPH include:

  • Frequent or urgent need to urinate

  • Increased frequency of urination at night (Nocturia)

  • Difficulty starting urination

  • Weak urine stream or a stream that stops and starts

  • Dribbling at the end of urination

  • Inability to completely empty the bladder

Less common signs and symptoms include:

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Inability to urinate

  • Blood in the urine

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