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As many as 50% of males will experience symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) by the age of 60, and it is the leading reason why men visit a urologist. Because of this, The Urology Group offers state-of-the-art care at the BPH Clinic, specializing in this common condition which has a variety of treatment options.
Click here to read our Patient Guide to Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH).
Know Your Prostate
Many men do not realize what their prostate does or how it impacts their wellbeing. The prostate is a walnut-size gland that sits at the outlet of the bladder. The urethra runs through the middle of the prostate, down to the end of the penis, allowing urine to flow out of the body. The prostate also has a role in reproduction, producing fluid that makes up a portion of semen volume.
What is BPH?
As you age, your prostate can enlarge, often beginning around the age of 40-50. Enlargement of the prostate is known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. BPH is a benign (non-cancerous) condition that is very common in males. However, this enlargement tends to block the urethra and urine flow out of the body.
Determine your BPH symptoms by filling out this simple form. If your total score indicates Moderate or Severe symptoms, contact your urologist. IPSS Score Form