ED & BPH (erectile dysfunction & benign prostatic hyperplasia)

ED and BPH are two conditions that often coexist. Understanding them can make it easier to communicate with your partner and your doctor.

Learn more about these conditions below

ABOUT ED

ED affects approximately 18 million men in the United States ED affects approximately 18 million men in the United States

ED is a medical condition that causes problems getting and maintaining an erection. It can happen at almost any age, but is more common in older men. Most men who have ED can be treated.

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ABOUT BPH

Approximately 50% of men with ED also have BPH symptoms Approximately 50% of men with ED also have BPH symptoms

BPH is a condition in men in which the prostate gland becomes enlarged and may cause urinary symptoms. Symptoms of BPH* can include:

  • Needing to go frequently or urgently
  • Stopping or starting during urination
  • Needing to push or strain during urination
  • Having a weak urine stream
  • Incomplete emptying of the bladder
  • Needing to go excessively at night

*Treatment of individual symptoms may vary.

What causes the urinary symptoms of BPH?