The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, it's a gland surrounding the urethra at the neck of the bladder. The main function of the prostate is to make a thin fluid (semenal fluid) that lubricates the urethra and transports sperm. As men age, the prostate can lose it's original structure and function which may lead to urinary problems.
COMMON PROSTATE CONDITIONS
Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy(BPH) - Enlarged Prostate
- Prevalence of 50% amongst men 60 years or older and 90% for men 80 years or older.2,3
- Approximately 14 million men in the United States have symptoms of BPH.
- Men with symptomatic BPH have a 23% lifetime risk of developing acute urinary retention (AUR) if left untreated. 4
- Most common urinary tract problem for men younger than age 50.5
- The third most common urinary tract problem for men older than age 50.5