Benign prostatic hyperplasiaBenign prostatic hyperplasia
(BPH) is the abnormal growth of benign prostate
cells. In BPH, the prostate grows larger and presses against the urethra
, interfering with the normal flow of urine
More than half of the men in the United States between the ages of 60 and 70 and as many as 90 percent between the ages of 70 and 90 have symptoms of BPH. For some men, the symptoms may be severe enough to require treatment.