Enlarged Prostate Prostate Expert in Wilmington NC
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) refers to noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. If you experience symptoms of an enlarged prostate, men's health expert H. Mallory Reeves provides expert care in Wilmington, North Carolina. Highly trained in the latest cutting-edge treatments such as the UroLift® System. As a UroLift Center of Excellence (COE) he has achieved a higher level of training with the UroLift System and demonstrated a commitment to exemplary care for men experiencing symptoms associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH. To speak with Dr. Reeves about your prostate health, request an appointment online, or call (910) 662-8765 today.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.2
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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