BPH is a condition that causes the prostate to be enlarged, but it is not cancer. 80 percent of men develop BPH, with another 50 percent of men developing the condition by the age of 50.
For men with BPH, the enlarged prostate puts pressure on the urethra and bladder. That will begin to weaken and irritate the bladder, this, in turn, cause the following conditions:
If left untreated, BPH can lead to:
Men with the symptoms listed above should seek treatment to prevent kidney damage and other serious conditions.