MYTH: BPH only affects men in their 70s and 80s.
False! Although it is common knowledge that the prevalence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) rises notably with increased age, BPH rates for men in their 60s can run from 50% to 60%, increasing from 80% to 90% in men over 70. Half of all men over the age of 50 have evidence of BPH, with rates in the U.S. as high as 70% in those between 60 and 69 years of age.6
Symptoms of BPH may include difficulty or frequent need to urinate, a weak stream, sleep interruption, leakage, sexual dysfunction and more. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, regardless of age, contact your physician for additional information.