Risk Factors for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)
A risk factor is something that raises a person's chances of getting a disease or health problem. A person can have BPH with or without the risks below. The more risks a person has, the greater the chances are.
Risk factors for BPH are:
Age—The risk of BPH increases with age, starting at about age 40.
Other things that may raise the risk of BPH are:
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://www.dynamed.com/condition/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-bph.
- Lerner LB, McVary KT, et al. Management of lower urinary tract symptoms attributed to benign prostatic hyperplasia: AUA GUIDELINE PART I-Initial Work-up and Medical Management. J Urol. 2021;206(4):806-817.
- Management of benign prostatic hyperplasia/ lower urinary tract symptoms (2021). American Urological Association website. Available at: https://www.auanet.org/guidelines-and-quality/guidelines/benign-prostatic-hyperplasia-(bph)-guideline.
- Prostate enlargement (benign prostatic hyperplasia). National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Available at: https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/urologic-diseases/prostate-problems/prostate-enlargement-benign-prostatic-hyperplasia.
- Mark Arredondo, MD
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