[How to prevent LUTS due to BPH development and progression]

Our objective was to define potential risk factors for lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) related with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).

A non-systematic review of the scientific literature was conducted from the PubMed database to extract the most relevant scientific publications between 2000 and July 2018 and cross them with the recommendations of the AFU and the EA by combining the keywords HBP with diet, diet, physical activity, spa treatments, tobacco, alcohol, cardiovascular risk factors, testosterone or inflammation. A synthesis has been proposed in order to identify the important elements to proscribe or modify in order to limit the development and progression of LUTS/BPH.

LUTS due to BPH are clearly associated with erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. Some reversible risk factors have been identified such as low physical activity, overweight and hypercaloric nutrition. Interventions such as increased physical activity, weight-loss, and a diet including vegetables, tomatoes, carrots, vitamin E, lycopene, selenium, carotene, correction of the metabolic syndrome, stress reduction, and a suitable urinary behavior may impact progression of the disease.

Education of the patients on reversible risk factors for LUTS due to BPH is crucial and should be included in everyday practice. Physical activity and weight-loss are the most important factors to take into account.

5 consensus d'experts.

Progres en urologie : journal de l'Association francaise d'urologie et de la Societe francaise d'urologie. 2018 Sep 24 [Epub ahead of print]

A de la Taille, A Descazeaud, G Robert

Service de chirurgie urologique, CHU Henri-Mondor, AP-HP, 94000 Créteil, France. Electronic address: ., Service d'urologie, CHU de Limoges, 87042 Limoges, France., Service d'urologie, CHU de Bordeaux, 30000 Bordeaux, France.

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