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Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS 

Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS
Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS

Karl-Erik Andersson

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date: 19 June 2021

Histologic BPH is a progressive disease, dependent on age and androgen

The morbidity of histologic BPH is manifested by LUTS and/or outcome events (e.g. AUR)

LUTS are age-related, but progression over time in individuals is highly variable

Although both histologic BPH and LUTS are are age-dependent and progressive, this does not necessarily mean that they share the same pathophysiology or a common time course.

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