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Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS 

Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS
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Natural history of untreated BPH and its impact on LUTS
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Karl-Erik Andersson

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10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0002
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date: 09 August 2020

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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