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What is BPH?
Enlarged prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (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.1 Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.2 While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man's quality of life.
Understanding the Importance of Your Prostate
Many men do not understand what their prostate does and how it can impact their lives. The prostate is a small gland that is about the size and shape of a walnut that is located below the neck of the bladder. The urethra runs through the center of your prostate, from the bladder through the penis, letting urine flow out of the body.
Your prostate can become larger as you age, and usually begins to grow around the age of 40-50; this is a normal part of aging. Eventually, this growth can lead to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, better known as BPH.
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.3
Find your BPH Symptom Score
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) is a common method for screening and diagnosing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The survey asks seven urinary symptom questions and one quality of life question to help determine the severity of your BPH.
- NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2018
- Berry, et al., J Urol 1984
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013