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#1 Clinical Trend: Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, is considered part of the normal aging process in men. When the prostate enlarges, it may constrict the flow of urine, resulting in urinary frequency, urgency, and incomplete emptying of the bladder.
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Benign prostatic hypertrophy is considered part of the normal aging process in men. By 60 years of age, 50% of men demonstrate histopathologic BPH, and that rate increases to 90% by 85 years of age.