Urology Health - Fall 2023 - Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)


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What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate and surrounding tissue gets bigger. As you age, your prostate may get larger. BPH is when it gets large enough to cause problems. While the prostate is usually the size of a walnut or golf ball in adults with prostates, it can grow to be as large as an orange.…more

Life-Changing Procedure for Enlarged Prostate Leads to Restful Sleep

When Bob developed symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) about 10 years ago, he had a feeling he knew what he was dealing with. “My father and uncle both suffered from BPH, so it runs in the family,” he said. His symptoms were urinary frequency (the need to urinate more often than usual), urinary urgency (a sudden, strong need to urinate) and a weak stream.…more

Living Healthy: What Can I Eat for Prostate Health?

A diet that keeps your prostate healthy is much like a diet that’s good for your overall health -especially a heart healthy diet. Studies suggest that eating vegetables, certain fruits and fish may help protect against prostate problems, including prostate cancer. Eating these foods may also help protect against diseases such as heart disease and diabetes.…more

Insights: Temporary Implanted Prostatic Devices (TIPD)

If you are told you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition that enlarges the prostate as people with prostates age and can cause urinary frequency and urgency, knowing the treatment options can be of great value. There are many treatments to help an enlarged prostate. …more