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BPh

or BPhil
abbr.
Bachelor of Philosophy
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Noun1.BPH - enlarged prostate; appears to be part of the natural aging process
hyperplasia - abnormal increase in number of cells
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You can also take dutasteride (Avodart) or finasteride (Proscar), a different kind of medication for reducing BPH symptoms.
Indeed, the symptoms of BPH are among the most common complains of older men to their physicians.
BPH is an age-related condition in men in which the prostate gland is enlarged.
Prostatitis and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are common prostatic diseases; that affects millions of men worldwide.
The Rho-kinase (ROCK) pathway is involved in the process of proliferation in the human prostate, with reports indicating its suitability as an additional target for a more effective treatment strategy for BPH, whereby contractility and proliferation are targeted accordingly.[5] ROCK is a downstream effector of the Rho family GTPases, with two highly homologous isoforms, ROCK1 and ROCK2.[6] However, the molecular mechanism by which ROCK influences BPH still requires further elucidation.
For BPH, the symptoms are easy to detect, and GSK created an acronym, based on the International Prostate Symptom Score, to help men know if they should seek medical advice.
Although troublesome, BPH is neither life-threatening nor leading to cancer.
An estimated 50% of men have histologic evidence of BPH by age 50 and 75% by age 80; in 40-50% of these men, BPH becomes clinically significant.
BPH rarely causes symptoms before age 40, but by age 60, about one-third of men experience moderate to severe symptoms, and by age 80, about half do so.
PhilRice, an attached agency of the Department of Agriculture, said the BPH 'wrecked havoc' across 18 provinces last year, resulting in P17.87 million worth of damages to the rice sector.