|Journal||Clin. Geriatr. Med. Volume: 26 Issue: 2 Pages: 223-39|
|Publish Date||2010 May|
This article reviews the epidemiology of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), evaluation of patients with lower urinary tract symptomatology (LUTS), and management of patients with BPH and LUTS. The evaluation includes history and physical examination, laboratory testing, and specialized studies. The management includes medical and surgical options. Medical options include alpha-1-adrenergic receptor blockers, 5alpha-reductase inhibitors, and combinations of these and other medications. Surgical options include endoscopic procedures, open procedures, and laser procedures.