BPH Specialist near Tampa FL
Doctors Rafael Carrion and Justin Parker, located in near Tampa, have years of experience treating benign prostatic hyperplasia, even when it’s resistant to oral medications. Board Certified and highly trained in the UroLift procedure, we specialize in the diagnosis and treatmetn of BPH.
What causes a prostate gland to become enlarged?
The prostate gland is a small gland in men located between the bladder and the penis. The gland secretes some of the fluid that makes up semen and it also helps propel the ejaculate through the urethra. The prostate can sometimes become enlarged as a result of aging in men near Tampa. As the most common cause of prostate gland enlargement, this condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH. Less often, an enlarged prostate can develop as a result of infection-related inflammation (prostatitis) or even prostate cancer.
Contact Tampa BPH specialists Justin Parker and Rafael Carrion today by calling (813) 250-2213.
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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