Up to 40% of men in their 50s to 70% in their 70s suffer from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), better known as enlarged prostate. Side effects can include urinary problems due to pressure on the urethra tube. Where possible the condition is treated with medication, but surgery options can now include the “Urolift” system that actually raises the prostate gland, relieving the pressure. This can be achieved under local anaesthetic as an NHS day-case operation. Key to this is diagnosis – men need to see their GP and get checked, if any urinary issues develop.