Prostate Life Cycle
The prostate (pink) makes fluid for semen. It surrounds the 1st part of the urethra which is the tube that drains the bladder (red).
With age, the prostate grows outwardly and inwardly and can begin to compress the urethra. This growth is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
As growth continues, the urethra gets pinched resulting in incomplete bladder emptying, urinary frequency, slow flow, night time frequency or even urinary retention.
Untreated BPH can cause permanent bladder damage from bladder stretch. Prostate growth continues lifelong.
With treatment, the impact of benign prostatic enlargement can be minimized so you can spend more time with the things you love and less time in the bathroom.
Initial treatment typically can involve medications or a simple office procedure called Urolift.
Call if you want help with BPH.