Guidelines for the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Yunuo Wu, PharmD; Michael H. Davidian, MD, MS; Edward M. DeSimone II, RPh, PhD, FAPhA


US Pharmacist. 2016;41(8):36-41. 

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Prostatic enlargement with increased age is correlated with smooth muscle hyperplasia and may eventually lead to bladder outlet obstruction (BOO).[2] The most common presentation of subjective BPH-associated symptoms is lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).[3] LUTS may further be classified into obstructive and irritative symptoms. Examples of obstructive symptoms include urine hesitancy, straining, weak flow, prolonged voiding, partial or complete urinary retention, and urinary incontinence. Common irritative symptoms include urinary frequency, urgency, nocturia, dysuria, and decreased void volume.[1]