Benign prostatic hyperplasia is defined as a common age-related, nonmalignant enlargement of the prostate gland.
About 33% of the men older than 50 years suffer from BPH. As the age advances, almost 90% of the men are affected with this disease. It is estimated that worldwide, approximately 30 million men are affected by symptoms related to this disease.
The occurrence of the histologic BPH and Symptomatic BPH in the fifth decade is 50% and 26% respectively which rises to 70% and 33% in the sixth decade. In the eighth decade of the life of the men, the occurrence of histologic BPH and Clinical BPH becomes 90% and 46% respectively. Obesity has been proven to increase the predisposition of males to BPH due to the decrease in physical activity .
BPH is the condition in which the patient suffers from nocturia, dysuria and trouble in passing out the urine. If untreated, this disease can cause severe infections in the urinary tract. Though advanced age is the most important cause of the disease, there are some modifiable causes such as diabetes; high BMI and high waist circumference which can help decrease the chances of BPH many-fold.