Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition in which the prostate gland enlarges and potentially slows or blocks the urine flow. BPH is only found in men; approximately 8% of men aged 31 to 40 have BPH. More than 80% of men over the age of 80 have BPH.
Many men with BPH are asymptomatic. The most common symptoms in men are the need to urinate frequently (during the day and night), a weak urine stream, and urine leaking or dribbling. These are known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).
The International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) can be utilized to measure the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms. It is a validated, reproducible scoring system to assess disease severity and response to therapy.
If you scored “8” or more it is suggested that you discuss your prostate condition with a healthcare provider
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