Will Viagra work for a bad prostate?

Question:
Will Viagra work for a bad prostate?

Answer:
During middle age, men tend to have greater cellular growth in the prostate (the semen producing gland), which in turn constricts the urethra and restricts urine flow. The difficulty in urination caused by the enlarged prostate is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The medication sildenafil citrate (Viagra) is most often prescribed for erectile dysfunction (ED), but because there is also a positive effect on BPH, it may be prescribed for BPH when ED is not a factor, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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