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Aging men and LUTS

Stephan Degener and Michael J Mathers

in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199572779
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199607501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0008

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Aging men and LUTS

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• LUTS is a common problem in aging men even in absence of BPH with negative impact on quality of life • Age-related changes, e.g. in the bladder, the kidney or the testosterone level can cause LUTS • Neurological, cardiovascular or endocrine diseases as well as malignancy and infections can evoke LUTS • LUTS has negative impact on patients’ QoL and healthcare system costs, therefore its treatment needs a more integrative approach.

Chapter.  1240 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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