Understanding PAE

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

The prostate is an organ of the male reproductive system, normally about the size of a walnut, that surrounds the urethra. In older men, the prostate can become enlarged, exerting pressure on the urethra and causing difficulties with urination and other symptoms that can negatively impact one’s quality of life.

This condition, Enlarged Prostate, or Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), affects more than 50-60% of men in their sixties, 70-80% of men in their seventies, and 90% of men age 80 or older. Although the enlarged tissue in the prostate is non-cancerous, it can obstruct the lower urinary tract and cause a variety of issues.

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  • Weak or interrupted urination
  • Difficulty starting or controlling urination
  • Sudden, urgent needs to urinate
  • Increased frequency of urination, especially at night