Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Information for Patients

What is BPH? Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a nonmalignant growth of the prostate stroma and epithelial glands that cause enlargement of the prostate gland. Androgens, more specifically dihydrotestosterone (DHT), are required for the development of BPH. Inside the prostate, androgens not only increase cellular proliferation but also inhibit cell death. The proliferation of smooth …

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