Men’s Health


BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)


What is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.


As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
  • Frequent need to urinate both day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts

If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.

You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.


Normal Prostate

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Benign Prostatic Enlargement (BPH)

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  1. Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
  2. IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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