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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Enlarged Prostate

Also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlarged prostate gland can cause urinary problems in aging men. If an enlarged prostate goes untreated, your urine flow can become weak or even blocked from leaving the bladder...

. These symptoms can lead to kidney and urinary tract problems.

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