Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, is about the same size and shape as a walnut and weighs about an ounce. It is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum, and surrounds the urethra, the tube-like structure that carries urine from the bladder out through the penis. The main function of the prostate is to produce ejaculatory fluid.

Throughout a man’s life, his prostate may become larger and start to cause problems as he ages. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), is a common urological condition caused by the non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland in aging men. As the prostate enlarges, it can squeeze down on the urethra.  An enlarged prostate or BPH can affect urinary function, leading to frequent trips to the bathroom and disrupted sleep.

The following are the treatment options that Denver Urology Clinic offers.  Your physician will work with you to decide which treatment is best for you.

Learn more about BPH at the Urology Care Foundation website.