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What is the treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Varies.

To shrink the prostate, drugs like Finasteride are used.
To improve sx and increase urine flow, alpha-agonists like doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are used. These drugs have an antihypertensive effect, so start on low doses and work up. There are of courseurologic procedures, but most people are started on these medications. An exam of the prostate, psa, and prostate ultraound are frequently obtained.

In brief: Varies.

To shrink the prostate, drugs like Finasteride are used.
To improve sx and increase urine flow, alpha-agonists like doxazosin and Flomax (tamsulosin) are used. These drugs have an antihypertensive effect, so start on low doses and work up. There are of courseurologic procedures, but most people are started on these medications. An exam of the prostate, psa, and prostate ultraound are frequently obtained.
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