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How can benign prostatic hypertrophy be treated?

How can benign prostatic hypertrophy be treated?

Prostate enlargement: An over the counter remedy with some evidence for effectiveness is saw palmetto. There are good prescription medications that help reduce the number of episodes that you have to go pee either during the day or night (terazosin or doxazosin or Flomax (tamsulosin) [much more expensive]). If medications don't work or stop working after a while, the ultimate treatment is with surgery--resection, freezing, laser... ...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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Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Describe the features of benign prostatic hypertrophy.?

Slow urination +: Fiurst signs of BPH are usually slowing of the urinary stream followed by incomplete bladder emptying or the perception thereof. Need to urinate more frequently by day and night. This can culminate in urinary retention (inability to urinate) which is present, must be urgently relieved by catheterization. BPH best managed by a urologist. Surgery, prostatectomy preferably cystoscopically is the best rx. ...Read more

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What are the actual causes of benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What are the actual causes of benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Variable: BPH is under ther control of hormones, specifically testosterone. It may also be related to genetics. Diet is not associated with prostate enlargement. ...Read more

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What will happen if I don't get treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What will happen if I don't get treated for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

It depends: Many men have an enlarged prostate (BPH) and do not have bothersome symptoms. Some men need medical therapy for thier symptoms while others may need surgery for symptoms that do not repsond to medication or if they develop acute urinary retention and are unable to urinate. Your urologist will help determine the best course of action for you. ...Read more

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How come I have benign prostatic hypertrophy, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have benign prostatic hypertrophy, but nobody else in the family has it?

Not genetic: Benign prostatic hypertrophy is not a genetic disorder. It is a common occurence for all men as they age. The degree of enlargement is and symptoms are variable, however. ...Read more

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Is there a successful cure for mild benign prostatic hypertrophy?

It depends . . .: A successful cure for mild benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) depends upon how you define "successful cure" and "mild". Pill wise, you can relax the prostate (capsule) or shrink it, or do both at same time. A 3rd class of oral treatment uses cialis, better known to treat erectile dysfunction. Studies suggest supplements don't work. There are many invasive surgical options if you fail medications. ...Read more

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What are the best medicines to deal with benign prostatic hypertrophy, that have very limited and modest side effects?

PROSTATIC HYPERPLASI: If you are diagnosed with benighn prostatic hypertrophy and have confimed diagnosis with symptoms of urinary frequency during day and night and your psa is normal then you need to takle medicine to control your syptoms and/or shrink the gland. The medicines are Alpha blockers which only control the syptoms and you can use in combination with Avodart (dutasteride) to shrink the gland but it is not free of side ef. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

What are the symptoms of benign prostatic hypertrophy bph?

Frequent urination: Frequent urination, increased urgency of urination, dribbling after urination, decreased urinary flow, and lower volume of voiding are all common symptoms. ...Read more

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Why does nocturia occur with benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Why does nocturia occur with benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Chronic Retention: With bph, the bladder becomes obstructed or blocked, and consequently, the bladder does not empty well, which causes urine to be retained. Since the bladder never empties completely, particularly in the recumbent position, nocturia results. ...Read more

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Can taking saw palmetto relieve benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Yes.: Does not hurt the person and has definite, albeit mild benefits. If I were on a medication for bph, I would take this supplement. ...Read more

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What are alternative therapies for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What are alternative therapies for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Medications: Surgery is rarely done for benign prostatic enlargement medication is alternative treatment if it fails surgery is only choice. ...Read more

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What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

What is a successful cure for mild bph, benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Here are some ...: No cure has ever existed, but just apply current available knowledge, skill, technology, drug, common sense, and a tad of wisdom at reasonable time in reasonable way so to allow the body to function to its best with its own residual strength. How? Healthy lifestyle without overindulgence & obsession is the must leading to self-preservation so to slow down the pace of inevitable aging; so is BPH. ...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 food or exercise can help prostate bph?

What food or exercise can help prostate bph?

Try these: The University of Maryland reports that a diet with fruits and vegetables rich in beta carotene and vitamin C, and increasing healthy fats like omega-3, can help protect against benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH). ...Read more

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What work best to treat prostate enlargement (bph). How long to be treated.?

What work best to treat prostate enlargement (bph). How long to be treated.?

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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

Prostate relief: In older males, an enlarged prostate is common and interferes with urinary stream and frequently leads to a need to awaken at night to urinate as well as causing urgency symptoms in the day. Your urologist will recommend several oral medications to help relieve this but you might eventually need a surgical enlargement of the narrowed portion of the tract. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever tried to help BPH (inflamed prostate) by icing between thighs?

Has anyone ever tried to help BPH (inflamed prostate) by icing between thighs?

Unlikely but may try: To clarify, BPH is enlargement of the prostate without inflammation. Nodules of tissue increase in size, usually with age, and can cause urinary symptoms such as urgency and frequency. Ice will not help this condition. In prostatitis, the prostate is inflamed, usually by infection. Burning and discomfort is common. Ice might make it feel better, but will not affect the course. Seek evaluation. ...Read more

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Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Can hard prostate be caused due to BPH. The US G says homogeneous echo texture?

Biopsy: A hard prostate should be biopsied regardless what the ultrasound says. PSA blood test should be done. You are 55. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Any good home remedy for BPH or enlarged prostate?

Any good home remedy for BPH or enlarged prostate?

No: BPH is benign swelling of the prostate gland as a man ages. It is under hormonal control and will continue to enlarge over time. If urinary symptoms arise, then treatment options inlcude observtaion, medical therapy, or surgery. There are no home remedies once can take to stop or prevent the enlargement. See your urologist if symptoms persist or bothersome. ...Read more

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Prostate enlargment bph. Do I see urologist for help?

BPH: Being the urologist I would personally you start with us, but your primary care may be an alternative. Make sure a rectal exam, urinalysis, and psa are done before initiating treatment. Alpha blockers such as flomax, uroxatrol, or rapaflo (silodosin) are good starting points. ...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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Ideas? What medicine to take for bph(benign prostatic hyperplasia)?

Alpha blockers: The initial treatment typically is a class of drugs known as Alpha blockers. ...Read more

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Are there alternative remedies or treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

BPH treatment: There is a non-surgical way for a person to have BPH treated. It is not covered under medicare at present, to my knowledge. It involves an interventional radiologist embolizing prostatic arteries cutting off blood flow to it. This stops the symptoms of bph. It is best to go to a urologist to discuss this with that doctor. ...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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Does prostate enlargement with presence of small cyst indicate BPH or some underlying malignancy?

Does prostate enlargement with presence of small cyst indicate BPH or some underlying malignancy?

Here are some ...: Small cysts inside the prostate as shown in US or CT are not uncommon but fortunately carries no significant clinical implication. And BPH is microscopic Dx and does not necessarily incite clinical concern such as cancer or voiding symptom. So, don't be overwhelmed; if any, ask your urologist for detailing. ...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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more


Hypertrophy (Definition)

Hypertrophy is an increase in size of an organ or tissue, or a particular part of the body. Examples include muscle hypertrophy due to lifting weights, ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of a ventricle of the heart) due to high blood pressure or other heart disorders, or prostatic hypertrophy (enlargement of ...Read more