Helping New Zealand men feel more comfortable about taking action on Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia will be at the forefront of the messages leading UK urologist, Professor Mark Speakman will be delivering at conferences in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
"Millions of men around the world suffer in silence, for a variety of reasons from Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia. It's a benign condition relating to urination and it does not necessarily develop into cancer.
"In New Zealand it is estimated 20% of men suffer from BPH. This will be an increasing problem as New Zealand's population ages," he says.
Common symptoms include frequency of urination, difficulty in starting to urinate, strong urge to urinate, waking in the night to urinate.