Throughout a man’s life, his prostate gland will continue to grow. An enlarged prostate is more common in older men. This condition is known as benign, enlarged prostate. It is not the same as prostate cancer. Both of these conditions can be treated in different ways. Benign means noncancerous. An
Nearly 80% of men over 70 have benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH). This condition can lead to a number of troubling urinary symptoms. Prostatitis and prostate cancer are also common. Over-the-counter (OTC) vitamins, herbs and supplements may be conveniently self-administered. One study found that 33% of BPH patients used alternative medicines.