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How can benign prostatic hypertrophy be treated ?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: 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...

In brief: 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...
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