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Medical treatment of LUTS and BPH 

Medical treatment of LUTS and BPH
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Medical treatment of LUTS and BPH
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Martin C Michel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199572779.003.0013
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date: 22 October 2020

Several mono- and combination treatments are available for LUTS/BPH

The risk/benefit ratio for each treatment depends on the patient to be treated

α‎-blockers provide rapid and effective symptom relief but do not prevent long-term complications

5α‎-reductase inhibitors provide effective symptom relief and prevent long-term complications but work slower and effects on symptoms are smaller than those of α‎-blockers in most patients.

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