A 44-year-old member asked:
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ideas? what medicine to take for bph(benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

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Dr. James Krick
35 years experience Urology
Alpha blockers: The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Craig Smith
Dr. Craig Smith commented
34 years experience Urology
Five alpha reductase inhibitors are another class of medications which can improve lower urinary tract symptoms. These medications blocked the enzymatic conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone is the primary hormone for prosthetic gland growth. Proscar is useful for preventing further prosthetic growth. Avodart is useful in reducing prosthetic size,~ 18% in 6 months.
Mar 1, 2014
Dr. Craig Smith
Dr. Craig Smith commented
34 years experience Urology
Addendum to the above comment: Should read component of the prostate creating.... Avoid should be void through and these medicines often lead to improvement in a few days. Flomax and Rapaflo are alpha blockers that are most commonly prescribed because they are selective alpha blockers with less risk for ortho static hypotension. Other less selective alpha blockers include Hytrin and Cardura
Mar 1, 2014
Dr. Craig Smith
Dr. Craig Smith commented
34 years experience Urology
The most common medicines to use to help alleviate lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to BPH are alpha blockers. The prostate composition is typically 40% Stroma which is smooth muscle and 60% gland. Alpha blockers relax the smooth muscle component of the gland creating a more open prostatic fossa or channel for which to avoid through typically within a few days. Flomax and Rapafo are typicall
Mar 1, 2014
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
ProstaThera: You can use a natural approach with a product called prostathera. It contains various supplements that support prostate health and is science-based. Available only through licensed professionals, usually holistic/natural docs. You can read up on it on the web.
Answered on Mar 1, 2014

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