Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as enlarged prostate, and erectile dysfunction (ED) are two very common men’s health issues, especially for men over the age of 50. In fact, BPH is the most common disorder of the prostate gland and one that virtually all males will develop if they live long enough.
Saint Francis Medical Center urologist Vincenzo Galati, DO, FACS, will present a free informational seminar covering symptoms and treatment options for BPH and ED on Wednesday, September 18. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at Isle Casino Cape Girardeau. Food and beverages will be provided.
BPH is a condition in which a man’s prostate gland grows larger, causing urination and bladder problems. BPH affects approximately 60 percent of men over age 60. The National Institutes of Health estimates long-term erectile dysfunction affects 5 percent of men age 40, and up to 25 percent of men age 65. Short-term ED issues occur for a variety of reasons and are much more common.