BPH Treatment Near Anaheim, CA

Relief From Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate

An enlarged prostate, or BPH, is a very common condition experienced by men as they age. While BPH is not a serious or life threatening condition, symptoms of BPH may interfere with your daily activities.

Learn more about BPH and the treatment options available. If you have symptoms of BPH that are starting to interfere with sleep or your daily activities, call the urology specialists at Southland Urology today! You can also request an appointment online using our secure form.

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What is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. Over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH symptoms so it is very common1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man's quality of life.

The prostate is a male reproductive gland, about the size of a walnut, that produces fluid for semen. The prostate surrounds the urethra, which is the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:

  • Frequent need to urinate both day and night
  • Weak or slow urinary stream
  • A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
  • Difficulty or delay in starting urination
  • Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
  • A urinary stream that stops and starts

If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is one of the leading reasons for men to visit a urologist2.

Normal Prostate

Normal Prostate

Enlarged Prostate

Enlarged Prostate

 


  1. Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
  2. IMS Health Urology 2013

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