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Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate

Experts at the American Urological Association (AUA) have issued updated guidelines on diagnosing and treating enlarged prostate—a common condition formally know as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

BPH can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms such as incontinence and affect a man’s quality of life. The new guidelines, the first since 2003, include a detailed… Doctors Issue New Guidelines on Spotting, Treating Enlarged Prostate   



Genes an important factor in urinary incontinence

Much of the risk of developing incontinence before middle age is determined by our genes. Genetic factors can explain half of people’s susceptibility to urinary incontinence, a study of twins at the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet (Sweden) reveals.

Urinary incontinence is very common, especially among women, with around one in three affected… Genes an important factor in urinary incontinence   



Relief of urinary symptoms is an underappreciated benefit of early stage prostate cancer treatment

Treatment of early stage prostate cancer can also result in improved quality of life for a subgroup of men who suffer from lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS), according to an abstract of a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center-led study presented to the American Urological Association.

LUTS, which includes problems of frequent or urgent… Relief of urinary symptoms is an underappreciated benefit of early stage prostate cancer treatment   



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