How common is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a common condition in older men. The incidence of BPH is 40-50% in men aged 51-60 and as high as 80% in men over the age of 80.

More than one-half of men over the age of 70 have symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, and nearly 90% of men have microscopic evidence of an enlarged prostate. Moderate to severe symptoms also become more common with increasing age: 17% of patients in their 50s suffer from moderate to severe symptoms, while 27% experience such symptoms in their 60s and 37% in their 70s.

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