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Who gets BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

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Overall, the number of men with BPH goes up with age. By age 60, 50% of men will have some signs of BPH. By age 85, 90% of men will have signs of the condition. About one third of these men will develop symptoms that require treatment.

From: Enlarged Prostate WebMD Medical Reference

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FDA.

American Urological Association.   "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society.  "American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection."

Medical News Today. 

The National Library of Medicine. 

Urological Sciences Research Foundation.

Bent, S.  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation."

Massachusetts General Hospital. "Laser photo-vaporization of the prostate (PVP)."

Medscape. "Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate (TUMT)."

UpToDate.com. "Transurethral procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia." "Medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 07, 2018

SOURCES: 

FDA.

American Urological Association.   "Early Detection of Prostate Cancer."

American Cancer Society.  "American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection."

Medical News Today. 

The National Library of Medicine. 

Urological Sciences Research Foundation.

Bent, S.  

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. "Prostate Enlargement (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia)."

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. "Prostate Cancer Screening Final Recommendation."

Massachusetts General Hospital. "Laser photo-vaporization of the prostate (PVP)."

Medscape. "Transurethral Microwave Thermotherapy of the Prostate (TUMT)."

UpToDate.com. "Transurethral procedures for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia." "Medical treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia."  

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 07, 2018

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