Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)


Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that affects millions of men. Symptoms are usually related to problems with urination. Symptoms may include:

  • Slow urinary stream
  • Straining to empty the bladder
  • Urinary frequency
  • Urinary urgency
  • Nocturia – Waking at night to urinate
  • Urinary retention – inability to urinate

Treatment of this condition is usually driven by the symptoms. If the symptoms are mild, some men elect no treatment. More bothersome symptoms may necessitate treatment.


There are many available treatments for this common condition including…