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Risk factors associated with BPH 

Risk factors associated with BPH
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Risk factors associated with BPH
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Stavros Gravas

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0009
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date: 25 November 2020

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.

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