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Chronic Care Management of BPH and Comorbidities

Posted by Dr. Joseph F. West on Aug 16, 2016 4:30:00 PM

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), or an enlarged prostate, is often determined by moderate-to-severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). One in four men in their 50s, one-third of men in their 60s, and about half of all men 80 years or older experience BPH. It is a chronic condition requiring care planning as it occurs in the context of common, age-related comorbidities such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and erectile dysfunction. This problem may cause backed-up urine (urinary retention), leading to bladder infections or stones, or kidney damage.

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Topics: TCM, Prostate, BPH, CCM

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