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Prospective Survey of Lower Urinary Tract Symptom and the Commonest Risk Factor among Urological Patients in Nigeria

Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) is a conglomeration of symptoms characterizing the process of evacuating urine from the bladder. Apart from age, other risk factors commonly associated with an increased risk of LUTS are obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption and elevated blood pressure. The highest prevalence of LUTS was at the 7th decade of life and alcohol consumption was the commonest risk factor in south west, Nigeria. Majority of the patients presented with moderate to severe symptoms.


Objective: To determine the age-specific prevalence, severity of LUTS and the commonest risk factor among Nigerian patients.

25 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 15 Mar, 2016


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