Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
What is BPH?
Benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH for short, is the medical term for a benign, enlarged prostate. BPH usually occurs in men of middle to old age.
An enlarged prostate gland presses on the urethra and makes it more difficult for urine to flow through the bladder. The disease is easily treated thanks to modern methods, but if left untreated, the prostate can grow until it closes the bladder outlet completely.