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What Are The Actual Causes Of Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy
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
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
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 if present, must be urgently relieved by catheterization. BPH best managed by a urologist. Surgery, prostatectomy preferably cystoscopically is best rx. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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
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