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Sakeena HawkinsFollow

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19-3-2018 10:00 AM

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19-3-2018 11:30 AM

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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a major health concern for aging men. BPH is associated with urinary voiding dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which negatively affects quality of life. Studies have shown that older African American men have a similar or greater risk to develop BPH and LUTS compared to Caucasian men.There are several specific symptoms that are associated with BPH and LUTS. It is important to identify these symptoms in order to better understand these diseases and who are more susceptible to them. It is even more important to identify the risks associated with BPH and LUTS to decrease symptoms or even possibly prevent them. The purpose of this literature review is to identify modifiable risks, demographics, and serious morbidities related to BPH and LUTS in older African American men.

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Modifiable Risk factors, Demographics, Serious Morbidities Related to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in Older African American Men

Abstract

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a major health concern for aging men. BPH is associated with urinary voiding dysfunction and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), which negatively affects quality of life. Studies have shown that older African American men have a similar or greater risk to develop BPH and LUTS compared to Caucasian men.There are several specific symptoms that are associated with BPH and LUTS. It is important to identify these symptoms in order to better understand these diseases and who are more susceptible to them. It is even more important to identify the risks associated with BPH and LUTS to decrease symptoms or even possibly prevent them. The purpose of this literature review is to identify modifiable risks, demographics, and serious morbidities related to BPH and LUTS in older African American men.