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Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is one of the conditions known as prostate growth that accompanied by the lower urinary tract symptoms. There are many researches that were conducted in Saudi Arabia in order to identify the most important factors that are working in increasing this disease. Most of the conducted studies have stated that there is a strong relation between age, metabolic syndrome, inflammation, hormonal alterations, and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
According to the researches, age and inflammation are playing the vital role as the main factors that cause the increasing cases of benign prostatic hyperplasia in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Data and results shown in these studies demonstrate that ageing is the most significant risk factor for the development of BPH as 13% of men 40-49 of age versus 28% in subjects more than 70 year. It was also noticed that In ageing males, a significant tissue-remodeling process takes place within the prostate, especially in the transition zone. Another factors such as hormonal alternations and metabolic syndrome stated to be among the main factors of increasing the disease in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.