BPH Specialist in Athens GA
BPH is a very common condition in men especially when men reach their 60's. Symptoms of BPH include trouble urinating and having to urinate more than 8 times a day. You may also feel the need to urinate in the middle of the night or not feel like your bladder is completely empty after using the bathroom.
Dr. David Allen is a BPH specialist in Athens and is highly trained in diagnosing and providing treatment to help manage symptoms of BPH. Dr. Allen will evaluate your symptoms and experiences and provide a treatment plan that works best for you.
Learn more about the treatment options for BPH & call The Urology Clinic today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Allen.
What is BPH?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, or BPH, is a condition in which the prostate enlarges as men get older. BPH is a very common condition that affects over 40 million Americans and over 500 million aging men worldwide. Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH1. While BPH is a benign condition and unrelated to prostate cancer, it can greatly affect a man’s quality of life.
As the prostate enlarges, it presses on and blocks the urethra, causing bothersome urinary symptoms such as:
- Frequent need to urinate both day and night
- Weak or slow urinary stream
- A sense that you cannot completely empty your bladder
- Difficulty or delay in starting urination
- Urgent feeling of needing to urinate
- A urinary stream that stops and starts
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.2
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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