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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

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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Is there a successful cure for mild benign prostatic hypertrophy?

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?

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 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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Are there alternative remedies or treatment for benign prostatic hypertrophy?

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 a 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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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 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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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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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

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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 if present, must be urgently relieved by catheterization. BPH best managed by a urologist. Surgery, prostatectomy preferably cystoscopically is best rx. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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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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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Can we use neostigmin in benign prostatic hyperplasia?Or what is the newest drug for bph?

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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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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