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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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