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Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Overview)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best...


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Could BPH be making me impotent?

Could BPH be making me impotent?

Contributing: It may or may not be the cause, but it very likely is contributing to it. A visit with a good urologist can defintiely get you the answer you need. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
306 doctors shared insights

Bph (Overview)

BPH is abbrev of benign prostate hyperplasia, which is a general, confusing, clinical term for men's trouble to void although it is a pathological term to describe microscopic increase in number & size of glandular cells in the prostate, starting as early as age 30. For better use, LUTS is proposed to replace BPH. More? Go to http://formefirst.com/TroublingVoiding-Men.html. Best...


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How does medication stop my bph?

How does medication stop my bph?

Blocking DHT: Two medications (avodart (dutasteride) and proscar) block an enzyme called 5 Alpha reductase. These medications block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone which is more potent. These medication lead to an approximate 20% reduction in prostate size as well as stop further prostate growth. You physician cna hlep determine if one of these medications is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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Bph (Tip)

Limit caffeine and alcohol intake because they can make you urinate more. ...See more

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Dr ...U asked what are my symptoms...I have had at one point every single symptom that is related to ic and I have had oab, bph, utis ruled out ?

Dr ...U asked what are my symptoms...I have had at one point every single symptom that is related to ic and I have had oab, bph, utis ruled out ?

Remember,: Diseases cause symptoms, but symptoms don't cause diseases. You have too many symptoms and abbreviations for the internet. Rely on your doctor's opinion and evaluation. ...Read more

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Im 28 year old male having symptoms of BPH is this normal?

Im 28 year old male  having symptoms of BPH is this normal?

Enlarged prostate: Hi

the term BPH can cover a lot of issues in regards to the prostate. At your age i would assume first that this is a prostate infection and not a permanent condition.

I would ask about your recent sexual activity; about your symptoms, other medications you are taking and how your bowels are moving.
But, please do not ignore this or wait for it to get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Bph (Tip)

Drink plenty of fluids and avoid bicycling. ...See more

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I am 27 and have noticed significant decrease in force of urine flow. Is this a sign of bph?

I am 27 and have noticed significant decrease in force of urine flow. Is this a sign of bph?

BPH: Not likely. BPH does not occur in your age group. Symptoms are more likely due to prostatitis. It may also be from medication (eg allergy meds) or a urethral stricture (narrowing). See a urologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

My brother was diagnosed with bph. What does this mean?

Enlarged prostate: It means the gland at the bottom of the bladder is enlarged. It constricts the urethra some causing the flow of urine to be slow in may be interrupted. If it gets worse a person may not be able to urinate leading to kidney obstruction. It is treated by medicines. When severe, surgery is helpful. ...Read more

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Bph (Tip)

Prostate-healthy=heart-healthy diet. Add zinc (25-50 mg) and vit d3 to diet. Avoid decongestants/... ...See more

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What are the tests for bph?

What are the tests for bph?

See below: Physical exam, urinalysis, flow rate and post-void residual. Serum creatinine and psa can be considered depending on the situation. ...Read more

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Bph (Tip)

If you take flomax, (tamsulosin) do make sure you inform your ophthalmologist before cataract surgery. ...See more

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What causes bph?

What causes bph?

Androgen receptors: Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens. Treatments are available to block theses receptors. ...Read more

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Bph (Tip)

Be cautious regarding possible urinary retention when taking nasal decongestants. ...See more

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How do complementary doctors treat bph?

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. ...Read more

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If I develop bph, how will it be treated?

Medications first: There are two classes of medications to use. One improves the flow of urine by relaxing the muscles of the neck of the bladder around the prostate such as folmax and others. The other class works to reduce the size of the prostate by blocking the effect of male hormones on it. Proscar (finasteride) or Finasteride is a prototype. ...Read more

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Natural treatment for bph?

No proven benefit: There is not proven benefit of saw palmetto or other "natural supplements" in the management of bph. Some men seem to repsond, but the mechanism is unknown. In 2006, the step trial showed no benefit of saw palmetto over placebo. Research has also shown that the amounts of all components in nutirtional supplements vary from 100% less to 150 more than what is listed on the label. ...Read more

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Bph and severe infection on urinary system. What are the best treatments?

See below: Treat infection with antibiotics. Treat BPH with meds or surgery - urologist will be able to tell you that. ...Read more

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Is there a permanent cure for bph?

"Simple" Prostatect.: To stop BPH permanently, the entire prostate does not actually need to be removed. Removeal of just the inner portion of the prostate, known as the adenoma, is a permanent cure. This operation, known as "suprapubic" or "simple" "prostatectomy, " which is quite different than "radical prostatectomy, " unlike the cancer operation, this does not have a high risk of ed or incontinence. ...Read more

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What treatment options are available for bph?

What treatment options are available for bph?

BPH Treatment: BPH treatment includes medical therapy with alpha-blockers, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors and combination medical therapy. It also includes surgical and minimally invasive options. Vaporization techniques are the latest fda approved methods of BPH surgery in widespread use. This can be achieved with either laser or electrosurgical devices. ...Read more

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Can we use neostigmin in benign prostatic hyperplasia?Or what is the newest drug for bph?

Not for BPH: Neostigmine is often used to treat neuromuscular disease such as myasthenia gravis--and has many side effects. It is not for bph. There hasn't been new drug lately for bph, last one was rapaflo (silodosin) (approved 2008) and combo of older meds (jalyn-2010), and Cialis (2012) as an adjunct treatment for bph. I certainly hope you don't have BPH at age 21. Consult doc if you have concern/problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are BPH and prostatitis the same thing?

No: BPH means benign prostatic hyperplasia. This is the enlargement of the prostate that most men experience with age. Prostatitis is inflammation or infection of the prostate gland. ...Read more

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In what way can I reduce the risk of bph?

In what way can I reduce the risk of bph?

Here are some ...: There has been no known ways to reduce the risk of BPH, which is speculated as the result of subtle but unclearly defined sex hormonal imbalance along the course of aging. So, just be proactive to seek pro-evaluation for taking longer time and standing closer to toilet bowl to pee timely, don't wait until the last minutes when one cannot pee at all. ...Read more

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Is there any way of preventing bph?

Is there any way of preventing bph?

NO Way To Prevent: There is no way you can prevent BPH
It occurs inmost men as thy age. ...Read more

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Too much alpha blockade? I take doxazosin for BPH and carvedilol for early chf. Should I change to metoprolol to avoid too much alpha blockade?

Too much alpha blockade? I take doxazosin for BPH and carvedilol for early chf.  Should I change to metoprolol to avoid too much alpha blockade?

Alfa blockade: No, those two meds go well together for bp, prostate enlargement and improving your ejection fraction. Metoprolol may be "added" in small doses, not to replace the drugs your on, but for bp. I can worsen CHF your questions are for your cardiologist.. ...Read more

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What causes bph?

Androgen receptors: Benign prostate hyperplasia is a benign enlargement of prostate gland, possibly due to increased stimulation of gland receptors by active metabolites of androgens. Treatments are available to block theses receptors. ...Read more

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What are the tests for bph?

See below: Physical exam, urinalysis, flow rate and post-void residual. Serum creatinine and psa can be considered depending on the situation. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Michaels
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Definition)

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (hypertrophy) is an enlargement of the prostate gland in males that can constrict the male urethra leading to retention of urine, feelings of urgency, etc. If severe enough, it can be treated with ...Read more