The BPH/Enlarged Prostate Program at Colorado Urology
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate, is a common condition often experienced by older men where the prostate gland enlarges, causing several urinary symptoms. The prostate is located below the bladder and surrounding the urethra (the tube carrying urine out of the body). When the prostate becomes enlarged, the urethra is squeezed and narrows, causing difficulty with urination.
What Causes an Enlarged Prostate?
BPH is typically a part of normal aging in men as well as changes in a man’s levels of testosterone. In some cases, an enlarged prostate may also be genetic. More than half of men age 50 and older and 90 percent of men age 80 and older have BPH. [Source: National Association for Continence]
As many as 50% of men experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate by age 60, and 90% of men will report symptoms by age 85.
The specialists at Colorado Urology are experienced in conservative, non-surgical treatments for enlarged prostate as well as the most innovative minimally invasive procedures to help men find relief from BPH.
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