Benign Prostate Hypertrophy (BPH) is a common urological condition seen often by our doctors. BPH or commonly known as prostate enlargement, is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland. It is one of the most common urological problems in elderly male, with 60% incidence for those above 60 years old.
The prostate gland increases in size with age. The exact cause for the growth of the prostate gland is not known, but it could be contributed by the changes in the balance of the sex hormones as men ages. If the growth is significant, it will obstruct the urine flow.