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Natural treatment for bph?

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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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 is the best treatment fot bph? I have a catheter. I am 54.

What is the best treatment fot bph? I have a catheter. I am 54.

Catheter: Catheters are never a good option for a healthy 54 year old. I would assume that you developed an additional problem such as prostatitis on top of BPH to end up with a catheter. Discuss options with a urologist for BPH treatment after the current situation has resolved. ...Read more

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Which guidlines are best followed for the treatment of BPH / prostate enlargement?

Which guidlines are best followed for the treatment of BPH / prostate enlargement?

The AUA: The american urological association (aua) publishes guidelines on the treatment of BPH which are updated periodically. The web address is auanet dot org. ...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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What are some alternative treatment for bph?

What are some alternative treatment for bph?

BPH: Medications such as Alpha blockers and 5 aris have been around for years. Surgical options include turp, lasers, photovaporization, enucleation, and the newest fda-approved modality uro-lift. Phytotherapy or herbal treatments are also available. ...Read more

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Can you suggest any alternative treatment for bph?

NO: If by "alternative" you are referring to herbals the answer is there are none that work. You are 33 so you must be asking for a much older person since BPH does not happen at 33. ...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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What is the best treatment for prostrate enlargement BPH of 140gm & psa 6.73? Catheter insertion for one month & chronic sob, no hypertension. 72years

What is the best treatment for prostrate enlargement BPH of 140gm & psa 6.73? Catheter insertion for one month & chronic sob, no hypertension. 72years

Simple Prostatectomy: Given your psa, a biopsy should be considered, though not imperative. Your only choices are to continue with a catheter indefinitely to see if medications eventually help, or proceed with removal of the obstructing portion of the prostate (a simple prostatectomy). This operation carries a fair amount of morbidity, but it can be done with spinal anesthesia. This would be helpful in light of sob. ...Read more

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Cardiac n sugar patient, under treatment for BPH, PSA upto 3 yrs ago was normal. Now PSA-100. Whether biopsy is advisable n future course of action.

Cardiac n sugar patient, under treatment for BPH, PSA upto 3 yrs ago was normal. Now PSA-100. Whether biopsy is advisable n future course of action.

Likely Prostate canc: Once PSA level is over 20 ng, it is almost certain to be due to prostate Cancer. Biopsy is done to confirm(100) that you have Prostate cancer so that you can be placed on some sort of medical or surgical treatment. You need to consult a Urologist for further guidance. ...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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Taking Flomax (tamsulosin) for 4 days .4.dose. Is it ok to stop? I've started pelvic floor therapy for prostatitis and want to go that route. no bph

Ask your doc: Ultimately, you're in charge & responsible for your own health. We're here as guides & navigators to assist you. Flomax (tamsulosin) is used (up to 0.8mg daily) to treat prostate enlargement aka BPH and (off-label) kidney stones. Chat w/dispensing doc about your wishes. Set a defined trial duration as well as reviewing signs of progression & worsening after which consider restarting Tamsulosin. ...Read more

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I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

I'm a teenager & I traveled extensively throughout the world. The past 6 months I've had a rash. Over the counter treatment doesn't work. What now?

Rash: Rashes are very difficult to diagnose without some visuals, at least in pictures if not in person. I would recommend seeing a dermatologist. Alternatively, you can try Healthtap Prime and upload some photos. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for trichomanosis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for trichomanosis?

No - See a Doctor: No, you need Flagel Pills for the most effective treatment. See your Doctor or the Health Department - you should have a full STD screening if you have been exposed to any STD. ...Read more

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Best over-the-counter treatment for an open sore?

Best over-the-counter treatment for an open sore?

See details: The best otc treatment would be an antibiotic ointment and keeping the area clean. Be careful. Infected sores almost always need prescription antibiotics and not creams or ointments. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for scabies?

Yes: Scabies is treated with a topical over the counter scabicide such as 5% Permethrin (nix, actin, elimite). It is applied over the entire body from the chin to the toes and left on for 8 to 14 hours before washing off. The treatment is repeated 1 week later. After your first Permethrin treatment is completed you can try some calamine lotion and some solarcaine as itching may persist. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for trichomoniasis?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for trichomoniasis?

Prescribed: Trichomoniasis can be treated w one oral dose of Metronidazole or tinidazole. These are antibiotics which your doctor can order. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for wound infection?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for wound infection?

Need to see a doctor: You might need a prescription for an antibiotic. In addition to this, wound care with soap and water is important. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for delirium tremens?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for delirium tremens?

DTs: No! this is a life threatening situation and needs treatment by a physician. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Kane skin fungus?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Kane skin fungus?

Fungal infections: of the skin can be from a number of fungal species. The treatment is usually either Topical anti-fungus medications both OTC and by Prescriptions but in many cases ORAL anti-fungal medications by Prescription are necessary! In short...get an exact diagnosis....get an exact Treatment! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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