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Risk factors associated with BPH

Stavros Gravas

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/9780199572779.003.0009

Series: Oxford Urology Library

Risk factors associated with BPH

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• The etiopathogenesis of BPH is still largely unresolved • The only clearly defined risk factors for BPH include age and the presence of circulating androgens • Epidemiologic data suggest that several factors including metabolic syndrome, sexual activity, alcohol intake, dietary factors seem to play a role as determinants of disease • Advancing age, increased prostate size, and higher serum PSA levels represent the most significant risk factors for the occurrence of acute urinary retention and need for surgery.

Chapter.  2084 words. 

Subjects: Genito-urinary Medicine

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