Risk Factors for Benign prostatic hyperplasia
Risk factors discussion:
It is not clear whether certain groups face a greater risk of getting
BPH. Studies done over the years suggest that BPH occurs more often among
married men than single men and is more common in the United States and
Europe than in other parts of the world. However, these findings have been
debated, and no definite information on risk factors exists.
(Source: excerpt from Prostate Enlargement Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: NIDDK)
Risks factors for Benign prostatic hyperplasia: medical news summaries:
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About risk factors:
Risk factors for Benign prostatic hyperplasia are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Benign prostatic hyperplasia
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Benign prostatic hyperplasia.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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