Enlarged Prostate Statistics|BPH Statistics
December 5, 2009 by Prostate Dr.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that restricts the flow of urine from the bladder.
- BPH is the most common disorder of the prostate gland and is the most common diagnosis by urologists for male patients age 45-74.
- 60% of men over age 60 have BPH.
- Half of all men in their 50s and 80 percent in their 80s, have some symptoms of BPH.
- Approximately 8.4 million men over age 50 in the United States are candidates for treatment of BPH:
- 3.0 million age 50 to 59
- 2.6 million age 60 to 69
- 2.8 million age 70 to 79
- In 8 out of 10 cases, symptoms relating to changes or problems with urination- including frequent urination, urgency, leaking or dribbling; and a hesitant, interrupted or weak urine stream - suggest the presence of BPH.
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