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Unformatted text preview: starts around middle age and is due to the action of male hormones on the prostate causing hyperplasia of the prostate. Genetics may play a role in BPH. Prostate Cancer develops in the glandular cells of the prostate. Risk factors include:-• Age (most men with prostate cancer are over 65) • Genetic factors (play a role in around 10% of cancers) • Ethnicity (black males appear to be at greater risk than white males) • Diet (a diet rich in red meat, fat and dairy products may increase risk) • Recurrent inflammation due to repeat infections Prostatitis is inflammation of the prostate that is typically caused by infection. It can be acute or chronic. Acute Prostatitis is usually due to bacterial infection, often Escherichia coli or Chlamydia , while Chronic Prostatitis may be caused by bacterial infection, non bacterial inflammation or be entirely asymptomatic....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10