Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, BPH (NSFW)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Treating BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH, can cause a man urinary problems. It is usually the result of an enlarged prostate gland and an increase in the smooth muscle tone in the prostate and bladder neck. Both can restrict urine flow by squeezing the urethra, which empties urine from the bladder.

The goal of all BPH treatment is to remove these restrictions. Surgical procedures usually reach the area by an instrument inserted through the penis; it removes, cuts or compresses prostatic tissue to unblock the urethra. Drug treatments are aimed at relaxing the smooth muscle in the prostate and bladder neck, slowing progression of the disease, or both.

Cross section through prostate
Smooth muscle
Bladder neck

Text and illustrations by Kevin T. Boyd

Acupressure for prostate symptoms
Here are lists of acupressure points for Prostate or Sex organ symptoms, on
If this is your first time, please read the instructions. Don’t use acupressure to replace standard emergency procedures or licensed medical treatment. If you are seriously injured or have acute symptoms seek urgent medical treatment.