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Zinc and Androgen Hormones in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

2014-02

C. Ene, Corina Daniela Ene (Nicolae), Ilinca Nicolae, L. Coman, Oana Andreia Coman

Prostatic pathology represents one of the most common causes of dermato-urological addressability, because of the varied age interval, but also because of the symptoms that decrease rapidly and visibly the patientsí quality of life.

Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) is represented by increased volume of the prostate, which generates an obstructive and irritative symptomathology in the pelvic urinary tract. The hormonal influence presents a certain contribution in the development and evolution of BPH, by the imbalance occurred between androgens and estrogens, revealed by the significant decrease of the ratio androgens/estrogens hormones and by the inflammatory factors (1,2,3,4).

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