Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition that, despite its prevalence, is not well understood. As such, it is important that patients educate themselves about the different BPH–related conditions they may be experiencing. Doing so can lead to better treatment outcomes and greater patient comfort. BPH is usually treated when it becomes symptomatic; however, the symptoms of BPH are many and varied. Below, you will find links to resources on the most common conditions that patients experience along with information on how to minimize their effects. We encourage all patients to visit their urologist or qualified physician when they experience Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) as they may be a sign of or precursors to serious medical conditions
Click on a BPH-related condition below to learn more:
After reading about all of the possible side effects of BPH you might be asking yourself how your symptoms can be managed. Go to our “How to treat BPH” page.
1Benign enlargement of prostate. ADAM Health Illustrated Encyclopedia. http://www.healthline.com/adamcontent/enlarged-prostate. Accessed Oct. 21, 2010.2Barry M, Roehrborn C. Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia. Annu Rev Med.1997;48:177-189.