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BPH Causes & Risk Factors

Are you or a loved one living with enlarged prostate symptoms that are affecting your everyday life? We are here to help.

At Georgia Prostate Institute, we understand the importance of addressing the causes and risk factors associated with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), commonly known as an enlarged prostate.

Our comprehensive approach to prostate care encompasses a deep understanding of these factors to provide practical solutions tailored to each individual's needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation or continue reading to learn more about the risk factors for prostate enlargement and the causes of BPH.

What Causes Enlarged Prostate?

The exact cause of BPH remains unclear, but it is believed to be primarily linked to hormonal changes as men age. Testosterone, a male hormone, is converted into dihydrotestosterone (DHT) by the enzyme 5-alpha reductase. DHT then stimulates the growth of prostate cells, leading to enlargement over time.

Aside from hormonal changes associated with aging, other potential causes of BPH include:

BPH Risk Factors

Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a common condition that affects many men as they age. Several risk factors have been identified that may increase the likelihood of developing this condition.

Below are some of the key risk factors associated with BPH:

Regular screenings and consultations with healthcare professionals are important for early detection and appropriate management of BPH.

Get Effective Prostate Care in Georgia

At Georgia Prostate Institute, we offer advanced diagnostic and treatment options for men experiencing symptoms of BPH.

Our team of specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care to improve quality of life and alleviate discomfort associated with prostate enlargement, including treatment like prostate artery embolization in Atlanta.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take proactive steps towards optimal prostate health.

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