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84 yrs. Stable cfh, afib, bph. Take ccoreg, cardura, lisinopril, coumidin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not seem to help. Can I take Advil or ibuprofen?

84 yrs. Stable cfh, afib, bph. Take ccoreg, cardura, lisinopril, coumidin. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does not seem to help. Can I take Advil or  ibuprofen?

Talk to doc: The combo at your age with hf, Lisinopril and potential for Lasix (furosemide) is not good. All non steroidal anti inflammatory meds cause sodium retention which could unbalance your hf. One dose is probably ok, but check with your doc first. ...Read more

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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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Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

Coud there be another treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (bph) besides doxazosin and flomax (tamsulosin)?

BPH: Treatments for BPH fall into two categories; medical and surgical. Medical therapy includes Alpha blocker medications to improve urine flow and 5-alpha reductase inhibitors to shrink the gland. The surgical options include thermal or laser destruction of prostatic tissue or transurthral resection of prostaic tissue (turp). The "best" treatment is a very individual thing. ...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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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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Why does the prostate get larger in bph?

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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Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

Cardura or flomax (tamsulosin) - which one is better?

Alpha-blockers: Both are alpha-blockers used to relax the smooth muscle of the prostate and bladder neck resulting in improved urinary flow (can be used in both men and women). Both are available in generic form. Each can result in a decrease in bp: Flomax (tamsulosin), however, is intended to be more selective for alpha-1a type receptors and is not intended for use as an anti-hypertensive agent. ...Read more

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

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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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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Dr. David Mobley
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Doxazosin (Definition)

Doxazosin is a medication in the class of non-specific Alpha blockers. It is often used to lower blood pressure, or to improve bladder emptying. Doxazosin has been around for a very long time and is typically well tolerated. The dose needs to be slowly escallated as they can cause lightheaded and dizziness (especially when changing position - lying ...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