What is an Enlarged Prostate (BPH)?
The condition known as BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia), is a gradual enlargement of the prostate gland. Since the prostate surrounds the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder out of the body, this enlargement can squeeze the urethra and cause problems with urination. Half of all men over the age of 50 will develop this condition. 80% of men in their 70’s or 80’s will experience problems with urination due to BPH.