A growing body of research suggests that men who have metabolic syndrome are at increased risk for developing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Some reports indicate that as many as 30 percent of men who undergo surgery for BPH are found not to have urethral obstruction.
About 50 percent of men between the ages of 51 and 60 and up to 90 percent of those older than 80 are affected by benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Also known as inflammation of the prostate, prostatitis is a common and often frustrating problem, particularly when the cause is not obvious.
The prostate is a gland located at the base of a man’s bladder, behind the pubic bone and in front of the rectum. This gland, roughly the size and shape of a small crab apple, weighs only about an ounce in young men.
As the tissue in the prostate swells, it can block the flow of urine, causing a number of different symptoms.