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How do complementary doctors treat bph?

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Dr. Patricio Gargollo
Pediatric Urology 22 years experience
Depends: Usually with natural supplements ( herbal remedies etc).
Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
See below: Urologists usually treat BPH . The primary care physician can also prescribe medications if he/she has made the diagnosis and monitor response.If surgery is requires the urologist needs to make a dtetermination.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 41 years experience
BPH natural remedies: There are many herbs and natural remedies that may help improve symptoms of bph. Most are based in the saw palmetto. Pumpkin seeds, corn silkian, soy, tomatoes, watermelon seeds, stinging nettle ( in europe) http://tlc.Howstuffworks.Com/family/home-remedies-for-prostate-problems.Htm.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
pygeum; beta sitosterol
Mar 10, 2012
Dr. James Lin
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urology 52 years experience
Yes, but...: The main ingredients of complementary pills are saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, vitamins, zinc, selenium, lycopene, etc. Despite distributed under different brand names. Their effects have been marginal at best, and not well studied and documented. So, i would not openly advise their use. Detail? Ask doc timely.

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