Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
Benign prostatic hyperplasia also referred as prostate gland enlargement is a common condition as men get older. An enlarged prostate gland can make uncomfortable symptoms like blocking the flow of urine from the bladder. It increases in the total number of prostatic stromal cells and prostatic glandular epithelial cells within the transition zone of the prostate.
In 2010 as many as 14 million men in the United States had lower urinary tract symptoms indicative of benign prostatic hyperplasia. The size of the prostate does not determine the severity of the blockage. Sometimes men may not know the blockage until they cannot urinate.