What you should know about BPH.

What causes it? Are there warning signs?

Risk factors? What can you do?



What causes BPH? Nobody knows exactly why men get BPH. It’s part of being a man. And it affects 60% of men by age 60.1,2 It’s a problem that continues to grow.



What are the warning signs? It starts simply. Maybe you need to wake up several times a night to urinate.Or you experience weak urine flow.Or experience dribbling at the end of a stream.Or the sudden urge to go. And go again. Find out what to look for.



What are the health risks? A family history of BPH, obesity and lack of physical activity all increase your chances of an enlarged prostate.3 Ignoring the symptoms of BPH may put you at risk of urinary tract infections, kidney stones and bladder damage.3



How does BPH affect your life? BPH may not be life threatening. But it can take its toll on a man’s health and quality of life. Chronic exhaustion from waking up at night to go. Embarrassing delays at public urinals. The anxiety of talking about BPH.

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Take our BPH quiz to identify if you are experiencing BPH symptoms and help you kick-start the conversation about BPH with your doctor.

Questions to ask your doctor

Helpful hints on how to start the conversation with your doctor.


  1. American Urological Association Guideline: management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). 2010. Surgical Management of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Attributed to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (2018). https://www.auanet.org/guidelines/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/lower-urinary-tract-symptoms-(2018)#x8218 Accessed 25 February 2019.
  2. Mazur DJ, Helfand BT, McVary KT et al: Influences of neuroregulatory factors on the development of lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia and erectile dysfunction in aging men. Urol Clin North Am 2012; 39: 77-88.
  3. Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Information Diseases & Conditions Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia/symptoms-causes/syc-20370087 Accessed 13 May 2019.

Results from case studies are not necessarily predictive of results in other cases. Results in other cases may vary.

DISCLAIMER: *Individual symptoms, situations, circumstances and results may vary. This quiz is meant for information purposes only, it is not intended to be used for medical diagnosis or treatment or as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor or qualified healthcare provider regarding your condition and appropriate medical treatment.