BPH Specialist in Orlando, FL
As men age, their prostate can become enlarged, resulting in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a very common condition that can have a significant impact on a man's quality of life. It can cause bothersome urinary symptoms and, if left untreated, can lead to permanent bladder damage. If you're experiencing symptoms of BPH, it's important to get the help you need from a qualified urologist.
Dr. Hoffman is a fellowship-trained urologist with two urology clinics located in Altamonte Springs and Orlando, Florida. Don't put off treatment any longer. Contact Dr. Hoffman's urology clinics today to schedule an appointment.
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 42 million men in the US1 and over 660 million aging men worldwide.2.3 Over 40% of men in their 50s and over 70% of men in their 60s have BPH.2 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. If left untreated, BPH can lead to permanent bladder damage.4
- 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
Symptoms of BPH can cause loss of productivity, depression, and decreased quality of life.7
If you suffer from the above symptoms, you are not alone. BPH is the leading reason men visit a urologist.8
You can measure the severity of your BPH symptoms by taking the International Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS) questionnaire. Sharing this information with your physician will help them understand the severity of your symptoms.
Even watchful waiting has its risks. Bladder outlet obstruction could result in irreversible bladder damage if left untreated4
- NeoTract US Market Model estimates for 2020, data on file.
- Berry, et al., Journal of Urology 1984
- US Census Bureau international database worldwide population estimates for 2020
- Tubaro, Drugs Aging 2003
- Rosenberg, Int J Clin Pract 2007
- Vuichoud, Can J Urol 2015
- Speakman, BJUI International 2014
- IMS Health NDTI Urology Specialty Profile Report 2013
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Schedule a BPH Consultation with Dr. Hoffman in Orlando, FL
It's important to be aware of the risks of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). This common condition can have a significant impact on your quality of life, leading to bothersome urinary symptoms and, if left untreated, permanent bladder damage. Dr. Hoffman is a fellowship-trained urologist who can help you manage your BPH. Dr. Hoffman has two urology clinics located in Altamonte Springs and Orlando, Florida that offer comprehensive care for BPH. Don't wait any longer - contact Dr. Hoffman's urology clinics today to schedule an appointment.