BPH Specialist in Tucson, AZ
BPH or Benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a common condition. As men age, their chances of developing the condition increase. Fortunately, numerous treatment options by Dr. Tristan Berry can help you manage BPH. Specializing in the diagnosis of BPH, he offers thorough diagnostic services and customized care plans for men suffering from an enlarged prostate. To schedule an appointment call our office today!
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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Schedule an Appointment in Tucson, AZ
If you're experiencing symptoms of an enlarged prostate in the Tucson area, contact specialist Tristan Berry, MD today to schedule an appointment. Call our office at (520) 348-7900 or request an appointment through our secure online form.