BPH is a condition that affects more than 8 million Americans. It causes an enlarged prostate, which can lead to frequent, urgent urination, nighttime urination, weak urine stream, and the feeling of incomplete bladder emptying.

Mike Schmidt, Hall of Famer baseball player, is just one of many men suffering from the symptoms of BPH. Schmidt was a formidable competitor on the field and began to experience the urgent need for the toilet nine years ago.

“I knew once I turned 50 that there would be changes in my body, but I was not prepared for the frequent and urgent need to use the bathroom,”Schmidt explains. “It got to the point where going to the bathroom was getting in the way of activities like spending time with my family and hobbies like fishing and golf.”

Schmidt spoke with his doctor at the request of his family. He was told that his frequent trips to the bathroom were not signs of aging, but rather a sign of BPH. Schmidt was also diagnosed with BPH and learned that it’s not cancer. Schmidt worked with his doctor to create a strategy for managing his symptoms of BPH using Uroxatral (alfuzosin HCL 10 mg extended-release tablet).

Schmidt has teamed up with Minor League Baseball to educate men on BPH. Schmidt understands that talking about it can be difficult for men. “BPH Game Plan Starts with U: Catch the Whole Game”Program. Schmidt is speaking in Minor League Baseball games across the country about his own experience with BPH, and how his doctor has helped him manage his symptoms. “I won’t be benched by BPH, and I don’t want anyone else to be either,”Schmidt.

“While this may be an uncomfortable subject to address with anyone, talking with your doctor about urinary symptoms is an important first step to effectively manage an enlarged prostate,”Kevin McVary M.D., Professor of Urology at Northwestern University Feinberg school of Medicine “If you’re experiencing symptoms associated with BPH, it’s important to talk to your physician about the right treatment option to manage your symptoms.”

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