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Do BPH meds conflict with those for cardio?

Do BPH meds conflict with those for cardio?

Would have to know: Would have to know specifics. What medications and what dosages ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Bph (Definition)

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? ...Read more


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

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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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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Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Any BPH prostate medications other than flomax (tamsulosin)?

Yes.: Flomax (tamsulosin) is part of a family of drugs called alpha-blockers that relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck, improving urine flow & symptoms. Other drugs in this group are terazosin, doxazosin, alfuzosin, & silodosin. Another family of drugs for BPH are 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors, such as Finasteride and dutasteride. These shrink the prostate and reduce episodes of urine retention. ...Read more

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My dad has heard about a laser to treat his bph. Is it better than taking medication? Is it the best technology?

My dad has heard about a laser to treat his bph. Is it better than taking medication?  Is it the best technology?

BPH: Is not necessarily better than medications but it is an option. The majority of people with BPH can be managed with one or two medications. Thos who do not wish to take medication or cannot tolerate them can consider minimally invasive prostate ablative surgery. ...Read more

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Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Is it possible for medication for BPH and enlarged prostate to cause a decrease in sexual interest and reduce erections?

Yes: Decreased sexual interest and reduced erections are side effects of both alpha blockers(such as flomax)and 5 alpha-reductase inhibitors(such as proscar). ...Read more

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Medication(s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart. Please advise.

Medication(s) to take for BPH other than Flomax, (tamsulosin) Jalyn, Finasteride, Cialis and Avdart.  Please advise.

Same groups: You listed alpha blocker(flomax or tamsulosin),5-alpha reductase inhibitor(finasteride, dutasteride or avodart), combination of both groups(Jalyn)and PDE5 inhibitor(cialis). Any other drugs I give you will be in those groups. If none has helped you, talk to your urologist about TUR prostate or other surgical options.TUR is the "gold standard" with which other surgical options are compared. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

What is existing medical research on alternative meds/herbs for bph?

Here are some...: The excitement to search alternative meds/herbs seems having died down lately. The ingredients of so-called alternative meds usually include saw palmetto, pygeum, bee pollen, zinc, selenium, lycopene, vitamins, etc. The studies on these failed to constantly prove their claimed effects, at best, marginal and inconsistent. Of course, another wave of similar effort may loom; time will tell. ...Read more

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Give me the names of so. Fl doctors believing in alternative meds for bph?

ACAM: www.acam.org maintains a directory of mds/dos that practice functional medicine. Go to the website, punch in your zip code and a list of physicians in your area will be populated. You'll probably even find my name in ft lauderdale. ...Read more

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With early onset BPH in a 50+ male, with inability to empty bladder in one shot, is it reccomended to take the meds w/side effects or manage ?

With early onset BPH in a 50+ male, with inability to empty bladder in one shot, is it reccomended to take the meds w/side effects or manage
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Can try: Can try otc things like saw palmetto. At some point it will progress to needing med like Flomax (tamsulosin) or cardura. Maybe even needing a procedure to open passage with microwave or laser. Discuss situation with family physician or urologist. ...Read more

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I have BPH,tried all mainstream meds without success, has any docs heard of urismooth, which claims to get sexual prowess back in 6 days? Many thanks

I have BPH,tried all mainstream meds without success, has any docs heard of urismooth, which claims to get sexual prowess back in 6 days? Many thanks

Save your money: I know Of no over the counter substances that will improve your sexual prowess. Benign enlargement of the prostate has very little to do with erectile dysfunction or libido. See a urologist or your primary care physician for proper workup and treatment options for both sexual dysfunction and BPH ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse BPH permanently, as I have tried with no success, dont take meds because of impotence they cause me?MANY THANX

BPH treatment: It is unlikely that the problems associated with BPH, the enlargement of the prostate, will change without medication. BPH is common and occurs as men age. Speak with your doctor about possible treatment options, many of these medications do not cause impotence in every patient and maybe you could benefit from a different medication than you have tried. ...Read more

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On avodart (dutasteride) for 5+ years to treat bph. Decrease in penile length observed. Connection? If so, will stopping meds reverse this unfortunate side effect?

On avodart (dutasteride) for 5+ years to treat bph. Decrease in penile length observed. Connection? If so, will stopping meds reverse this unfortunate side effect?

No it is not related: Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5 Alpha reductase inhibitor that will reduce the size of the prostate and lower the psa level by 50%. It may lower the volume of the ejaculate and caouse ed in some men but shold not change the length of the penis. ...Read more

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Had good tump jan1-14 for bph. Taking no drugs. Now ENT has me on 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3 x day for unrelated issue. Can this have any neg. Impact on the tumt?

Had good tump jan1-14 for bph. Taking no drugs. Now ENT has me on 0.25 mg Xanax (alprazolam) 3 x day for unrelated issue. Can this have any neg. Impact on the tumt?

No: If the TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy)of the prostate worked well in your case (it does not always give v.good results), which I think you mean by "tumt" then the xanax (alprazolam) would be OK. ...Read more

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Do meds that treat BPH lower PSA? If so, do they also in turn reduce the chance of prostate cancer?

Do meds that treat BPH lower PSA? If so, do they also in turn reduce the chance of prostate cancer?

No: I think the PSA should be reduced slightly. The chances of cancer of the prostate is not reduced by taking BPH medicine. It is good practice to rule out cancer in all cases befor treatment for BPH is commenced ...Read more

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Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Can taking drugs for peripheral neuroptahy, bph, edema, hypertenison cause tenderness in male breast of 69 year old man.

Yes they can.: Many medications, especially the drugs for bph, can have some affects on the male hormone levels. Breast tenderness and even some breast growth is not uncommon in men taking drugs for bph, especially the 5-ari medications. While not particularly dangerous, please monitor this closely with your physician. ...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 it possible to have BPH at a young age?

BPH at Young age: It would be very unlikely to have BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) at a "young" age, unless you consider 45 years old as "young". ;) most BPH does not become symptomatic until 45 or 50 years of age, typically with frequent urination and getting up at night to urinatte. If these symptoms are happening at a young age we tend to think of urethral stricture disease rather than bph. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Is it possible for me to have BPH at 22 years old?

Not likely: While some young men may have lower urinary tract voiding symtpoms, they are not likely due to an enlarged prostate as the prostate has not started to enlarge at such a young age. Some young men have a bladder neck problem that looks like BPH and may repsond to some same treatments. Your urologist would be able to the evaluation and recommend appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does dhea cause bph?

Probably not...: Dhea probably exerts no practical effect to induce BPH according to available information. Detail? To http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2667103/ ...Read more

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Role of tadalafil in bph?

Meant for erectile: Dysfunction! Can lower bp- see your pcp for further answers to this question. ...Read more

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Will semen come out if bph?

Will semen come out if bph?

Maybe: Sometimes the prostate enlarges to the point where it pinches off semen flow. More often, BPH medicines cause lack of ejaculation. ...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 from "radical prostatectomy, " unlike the cancer operation, this does not have a high risk of ed or incontinence. ...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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Can diabetes mike BPH symptoms worse?

Can diabetes mike BPH symptoms worse?

Yes and no: Diabetes can result in poor functionong bladdre which may aggravate problems from bph. These can be silent and dangerous. ...Read more

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How do complementary doctors treat bph?

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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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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Why does the prostate get larger in bph?

Hormones: Prostate enlargement is a normal process of aging in men. It is under the control of hormones (testosterone, dht) and genetics. The degree of enlargement is variable from person to person and the symptoms it produces is highly variable from person to person, even if they have the same size prostate gland. ...Read more

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What causes the male problem called bph?

What causes the male problem called bph?

BPH: Natural growth/enlargement of the prostate. Often under the influence of testosterone. ...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