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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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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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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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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

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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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Are there any herbs which heal bph?

Are there any herbs which heal bph?

No: None that have been scientifically proven most of the herbs are marketed with anecdotal evidence, at best even saw palmetto, which is commonly used for BPH was shown in a very large randomized, placebo-controlled study to be no better than placebo (but remember that placebo works ~30% in most studies). ...Read more

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What symptoms make you think of bph?

What symptoms make you think of bph?

LUTS: Common symptoms of BPH or bothersome urinary symptoms caused by enlarged prostate include weak stream, difficulty starting stream, hesitency, urinary frequency/urgency, nocturia. I would see your medical doctor/urologist. He/she will likely perform an examination of your prostate and may consider starting medication to treat your bothersome urinary symptoms. ...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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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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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