Prostate problems, especially benign prostatic hyperplasia, is a problem shared by all men who have entered middle age. It seems inevitable that the prostate enlarges with age. By age 85 just about every male has some prostate growth and experiences urinary difficulties because the urethra is constricted. This may lead to urinary complications, perhaps infections involving the kidneys, sexual dysfunction, or tissue changes which may be precursors of prostate cancer.
50 percent of men in their 50's, and 70 percent of men in their 60's, have some degree of prostate enlargement. Other research has shown that, even by the age of 30, up to 25% of men have some prostate cancer cells present. In the USA, more than two million men will experience prostate disease, like BPH or prostatitis.