This information can help you understand benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and how it can be treated. BPH is an enlarged but otherwise normal prostate. It is common in older men and may cause no problems at all. If you want or need to choose a treatment, however, this information describes both benefits and risks of all treatments. Read moreTags: Prostate, Urinary tract infection, Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Urethra, Urology, Urination Urinary bladder, Urinary retention
Several national groups can provide more information on BPH and its treatment. They include:
Prostate Health Council
American Foundation for Urologic Disease, Inc.
300 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse
Bethesda, MD 20892
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The information on this site was based on the Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment. Clinical Practice Guideline. The guideline was developed by an expert panel sponsored by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), an agency of the U.S. Public Health Service. Other guidelines on common health problems are available, and more are being developed to be released in the near future.
For more information on guidelines and to receive additional copies of this booklet, call toll free (800) 358-9295 or write to:
AHCPR Publications Clearinghouse
Silver Spring, MD 20907