Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

BPH occurs in more than half of men over the age of 75, due to changes in hormone balance and cell growth

BPH

What is benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), sometimes called benign prostatic hypertrophy, is an enlarged prostate gland. The prostate is a gland that surrounds the urethra, which carries urine from the bladder out of the body. You may start to experience benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms if the prostate becomes larger, squeezing or partially blocking the urethra, causing problems with urination.

What causes benign prostatic hyperplasia?

BPH occurs in more than half of men over the age of 75, due to changes in hormone balance and cell growth. It is not cancer, and does not develop into or cause cancer or erection problems. While the symptoms can be uncomfortable and frustrating, BPH is rarely a serious health concern.

What are benign prostatic hyperplasia treatments?

Most men do not need BPH treatment unless they have related problems such as bladder infections or bladder stones. Medication may reduce the symptoms if these become a real nuisance. There are also steps you can take at home to reduce or control your BPH symptoms:

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Punta Gorda (Urology)

100 Madrid Boulevard Unit 512 Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

239-689-8800

Bonita Springs (Urology)

26800 South Tamiami Trail Bonita Bay Medical Center, Suite 250 Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

239-434-8565

Hallandale (Urology)

2500 E. Hallandale Beach Boulevard PH2 Hallandale, Florida 33009

954-456-6500

Sarasota (Urology)

3325 S. Tamiami Trail Suite 200 Sarasota, Florida 34239

941-917-8488

Marion (Urology)

63 South Medical Ct. Marion, North Carolina 28752

828-253-5314

Georgetown (Urology)

1001 N. Fraser St Georgetown, South Carolina 29440

843-527-2421

Murrells Inlet (Urology)

3911 Highway 17 Bypass Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

843-652-4000

Murrells Inlet (Urology)

4367 Riverwood Drive Unit 100 Murrells Inlet, South Carolina 29576

843-652-4000

Asheville (Urology)

1 Hospital Drive Suite 102 Asheville, North Carolina 28801

Myrtle Beach (Urology)

823 82nd Parkway Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29572

Myrtle Beach (Urology)

101 McLeod Health Boulevard Suite 202 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29579

843-449-1010

Asheville (Urology)

1 Doctor's Park Asheville, North Carolina 28801

828-253-5314

Loris (Urology)

3617 Casey Street Loris, South Carolina 29569

843-756-6319

Little River (Urology)

3600 Sea Mountain Highway Suite B Little River, South Carolina 29566

843-280-5151

Bonita Springs (Urology)

3501 Health Center Blvd. Suite 2420 Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

239-226-2727

Coral Springs (Urology)

1670 North University Drive Suite A Coral Springs, Florida 33071

954-227-6747

Fort Walton Beach (Urology)

914 Mar Walt Drive Suite B Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

850-226-6572

Port Charlotte (Urology)

2400 Harbor Boulevard Suite 21 Port Charlotte, Florida 33952

941-625-6992

Fort Myers (Urology)

8931 Colonial Center Dr. Suite 100 Fort Myers, Florida 33905

239-458-1196

Cape Coral (Urology)

2721 Del Prado Blvd. S. Suite 230B Cape Coral, Florida 33904

239-458-1196

Plantation (Urology)

1216 N. University Drive Plantation, Florida 33322

954-472-4072

Aventura (Urology)

21150 Biscayne Boulevard Suite 404 Aventura, Florida 33180

305-466-9111

Pembroke Pines (Urology)

603 North Flamingo Road Suite 251 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

305-466-9111

Pembroke Pines (Urology)

601 North Flamingo Road Suite 300 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

954-987-3010

Sunrise (Urology)

8890 West Oakland Park Boulevard Suite 304 Sunrise, Florida 33351

954-748-4771

Hollywood (Urology)

6100 Hollywood Boulevard Suite 105 Hollywood, Florida 33024

954-987-3010

Coral Springs (Urology)

2101 Riverside Drive Suite 101 Coral Springs, Florida 33071

954-748-4771

Fort Lauderdale (Urology)

5601 North Dixie Highway Suite 320 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33334

954-491-0030

Hialeah (Urology)

7100 W. 20th Avenue Suite G154 Hialeah, Florida 33016

305-558-6518

Pembroke Pines (Urology)

601 North Flamingo Road Suite 300 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

954-430-5200

Englewood (Urology)

720 Doctors Way Englewood, Florida 34223

941-625-1550

Miramar (Urology)

1951 SW 172nd Avenue Suite 203 Miramar, Florida 33029

786-563-3463

Hollywood (Urology)

4030 Sheridan Street Suite C Hollywood, Florida 33021

954-961-7500

Port Charlotte (Urology)

3410 Tamiami Trail Suite 4 Port Charlotte, Florida 33952

941-235-7281

Naples (Urology)

3291 Woods Edge Parkway, 1st Floor Diamond Ridge Center Bonita Springs, Florida 34134

239-434-8565

Naples (Urology)

6101 Pine Ridge Road Desk 31 Naples, Florida 34119

239-325-1600

Port Charlotte (Urology)

21260 Olean Boulevard Suite 202A Port Charlotte, Florida 33952

941-625-1550

Hollywood (Urology)

1150 North 35th Avenue Suite 670 Hollywood, Florida 33021

954-704-3900

Pembroke Pines (Urology)

601 N Flamingo Road Suite 402 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

954-704-3900

Punta Gorda (Urology)

713 East Marion Avenue Suite 135 Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

941-625-1550

Plantation (Urology)

350 NW 84th Ave Suite 300 Plantation, Florida 33324

954-474-2929

Venice (Urology)

842 Sunset Lake Boulevard Suite 403 Venice, Florida 34292

941-485-3351

Oakland Park (Urology)

5301 North Dixie Highway Suite 201 Oakland Park, Florida 33334

954-772-1220

Broward (Urology)

Parkridge Professional Center 2021 East Commercial Boulevard, Suite 302 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33308

954-491-4950

Wellington (Urology)

3347 State Road 7 Suite 101 Wellington, Florida 33449

561-790-2111

West Palm Beach (Urology)

2051 45th St Suite 203 West Palm Beach, Florida 33407

561-848-8700

West Palm Beach (Urology)

1411 N. Flagler Drive Suite 5100 West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

561-650-0815

Boca Raton (Urology)

9970 Central Park Blvd. N. Suite 207 Boca Raton, Florida 33428

561-487-5506

Hialeah (Urology)

7150 West 20th Ave Suite 406 Hialeah, Florida 33016

305-820-1050

Aventura (Urology)

21110 Biscayne Blvd. Suite 401 Aventura, Florida 33180

305-933-1772

Miami (Urology)

2601 SW 37th Ave Suite 904 Miami, Florida 33133

305-446-2380

Miami (Urology)

3661 South Miami Ave. Suite 1006 Miami, Florida 33133

305-856-5057

Wellington (Urology)

10115 Forest Hill Blvd. Suite 100 Wellington, Florida 33414

561-333-1118

Lake Worth (Urology)

5065 State Road 7 Suite 203 Lake Worth, Florida 33449

561-432-0067

Coral Springs (Urology)

1725 North University Drive Suite 400 Coral Springs, Florida 33071

954-752-3166

Tamarac (Urology)

7421 N. University Drive Suite 106 Tamarac, Florida 33321

954-722-0150

Coral Springs (Urology)

9750 N. 33rd Street W. Suite 218 Coral Springs, Florida 33065

954-755-3801

Palm Springs (Urology)

1620 S. Congress Ave. Suite 202 Palm Springs, Florida 33461

561-790-2111

Boynton Beach (Urology)

8198 Jog Road Suite 209 Boynton Beach, Florida 33437

561-790-2111

Belle Glade (Urology)

1100 S. Main Street Belle Glade, Florida 33430

561-790-2111

Delray Beach (Urology)

4600 Linton Blvd. Suite 240 Delray Beach, Florida 33445

561-637-6061

Pembroke Pines (Urology)

601 N. Flamingo Road Suite 319 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33028

954-392-7032

Boca Raton (Urology)

9325 Glades Road Suite 101 Boca Raton, Florida 33434

561-482-8887

Miami (Urology)

3661 South Miami Ave. Suite 904 Miami, Florida 33133

305-854-5811

Jupiter (Urology)

Three Palms Center 2141 S Highway A1A Alt Jupiter, Florida 33477

561-790-2111

Venice (Urology)

997 US Highway 41 Bypass N Suite 202 Venice, Florida 34285

941-309-7000

Bradenton (Urology)

1040 River Heritage Boulevard Suite 209 Bradenton, Florida 34212

941-309-7000

Lakewood Ranch (Urology)

5860 Ranch Lake Blvd. Suite 200 Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

941-309-7000

Bradenton (Urology)

200 3rd Avenue West Suite 210 Bradenton, Florida 34205

941-792-0340

Bradenton (Urology)

6310 Health Park Way Ste. 100 Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

941-792-0340

Bradenton (Urology)

5809 21st Avenue West Bradenton, Florida 34209

941-792-0340

North Port (Urology)

2345 Bobcat Village Center Road Suite 201 North Port, Florida 34288

941-309-7000

Sarasota (Urology)

1 South School Avenue Suite 200 Sarasota, Florida 34237

941-309-7000

Lakewood Ranch (Urology)

6310 Health Parkway suite 210 Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

941-917-8488

Venice (Urology)

4120 Woodmere Park Boulevard Suite 8A Venice, Florida 34293

941-309-7000

Pembroke Pines (Urology)

600 N. Hiatus Road Suite 209 Pembroke Pines, Florida 33024

954-965-9860

Punta Gorda (Urology)

100 Madrid Blvd. Suite 113 Punta Gorda, Florida 33950

239-689-8800

Bonita Springs (Urology)

3501 Health Center Boulevard Suite 2420 Bonita Springs, Florida 34135

239-689-8800

Fort Myers (Urology)

7451 Gladiolus Drive Suite A Fort Myers, Florida 33908

239-689-8800

Cape Coral (Urologoy)

1255 Viscaya Parkway Suite 201 Cape Coral, Florida 33990

239-689-8800

North Fort Myers (Urology)

18900 N. Tamiami Trail Unit 12 North Fort Myers, Florida 33903

239-458-1196

Cape Coral (Urology)

1206 Country Club Boulevard Cape Coral, Florida 33990

239-226-2727

Fort Myers (Urology)

4571 Colonial Blvd. Fort Myers, Florida 33966

239-226-2727

Miramar (Urology)

1951 SW 172nd Avenue, Suite 300 Miramar, Florida 33029

954-499-7696

Naples (Urology)

1044 Goodlette Road Naples, Florida 34102

239-261-5400

Marco (Urology)

531 Bald Eagle Drive Marco Island, Florida 34145

239-434-8565

Naples (Urology)

681 Goodlette-Frank Road Naples, Florida 34102

239-434-8565

Miami (Urology)

3659 S. Miami Ave Suite 2001 Miami, Florida 33133

305-324-7444

Fort Lauderdale (Urology)

2150 South Andrews Avenue Suite 100 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 33316

954-463-6408

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