IAHCP Education Academy Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)  Project

Promoting Men's Health in the Community

Understanding Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Professor Dr Daniela E.C.C.O.H.  Kingsley-Godwin, 
BSc(First Class Hons.), DMED, MMedSci, MSc (Triple Awards), MMed, MD, PhD (Triple Awards), DMedSci, FRSPH, FHEA, ILTM

When the prostate and surrounding tissue expands, it is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate, as it is anon-cancerous condition.   As a man ages, the prostate goes through two main growth periods. The first is early in puberty when the prostate doubles in size. The second begins around age 25 and continues during most of a man's life. As you age, your prostate may get larger. BPH is when it gets large enough to cause problems.  More to follow

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