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At what age do men usually get benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

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BPH is also known as an enlarged prostate. It’s when your prostate gland grows to an unhealthy size. A man's chances of having BPH go up with age:

Age 31-40: 1 in 12

Age 51-60: about 1 in two

Over age 80: more than 8 in 10

Only about half of men with BPH symptoms need treatment. BPH does not lead to prostate cancer, although both are common in older men.

From: Prostate Problems WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA. 

Ohio State University: "Anatomy of the Prostate Gland." 

Stevermer, J. May 15, 2000.  American Family Physician,

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer." 

Marks, L. , 2006.  Journal of Urology

Ranjan, P. , 2006.  Urology

National Cancer Institute: "The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Questions and answers.

American Cancer Society: "Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early?". 

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 05, 2019

SOURCES: 

FDA. 

Ohio State University: "Anatomy of the Prostate Gland." 

Stevermer, J. May 15, 2000.  American Family Physician,

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Prostate Enlargement: Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia.

American Cancer Society: "Detailed Guide: Prostate Cancer." 

Marks, L. , 2006.  Journal of Urology

Ranjan, P. , 2006.  Urology

National Cancer Institute: "The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test: Questions and answers.

American Cancer Society: "Can Prostate Cancer Be Found Early?". 

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force.

Reviewed by Nazia Q Bandukwala on March 05, 2019

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