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About BPH

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), the abnormal proliferation of prostatic cells, can cause progressive enlargement of the prostate gland. The most common clinical manifestation of BPH is a set of voiding dysfunctions commonly referred to as lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). Untreated, obstruction resulting from BPH can lead to acute urinary retention (AUR), which can require surgical interventions such as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or prostatectomy. Usually, LUTS/BPH can be managed with alpha-blockers and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors.