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Connecting Hair Loss and Enlarged Prostate?

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is the age-related overgrowth of specific prostate tissues, which often progresses to enlargement of the prostate. An enlarged prostate can constrict the urethra, causing various lower urinary tract symptoms. More than half of men in their sixties and as many as 90 percent in their seventies and eighties have some BPH symptoms, according to The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). There may be a connection between common hair loss and risk of BPH. Joyce talks with Andy Goren, President of PharmaGenoma and HairDX, about the genetic research that is pointing to this connection.