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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 BPH1. 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.2

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

normal prostate vs protate with BPH

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

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Greetings my friends. I know these are uncertain times and uncertainty naturally causes anxiety. I want to update you on what is happening nationally to respond to the very real threat of COVID-19. This weekend, thousands of doctors across the country have been sharing the latest information on the virus to better educate ourselves and we have agreed, for the most part, to cancel all elective (non-emergent) surgeries and clinics for the next couple of weeks so that we as physicians and healthcare providers and focus our time and energy on slowing the progression of this illness.… Continue Reading

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