Benign Prostate

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a type of prostate disease quite common in older men that refers to an enlarged prostate. It is a benign condition which means it is NOT cancerous. Some enlargement of the prostate occurs in most men as they age particularly 50 onwards. Changes in urination are noticed when the enlarged prostate constricts the urethra (water pipe) and causes reduction in flow. BPH is not life threatening and there are a number of options for treatment from lifestyle changes to medicines to surgery.