Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

One in five men over the age of 35 years is bothered by lower urinary
tract symptoms (LUTS). The most common cause of LUTS is benign
prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). There are certain ‘red flag’ clinical features
for which early urological referral is recommended. There are many
options for medical therapy of men with LUTS and the choice of
drug should be individualised after a thorough assessment has been
conducted. Although transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
remains the gold standard for surgical treatment of men with
BPH, newer minimally invasive procedures are available with fewer
side effects.

Modern Medicine – January 2018