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

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Depends

If you symptoms are mild your urologist, who you must see for this condition to rule out prostatic cancer, will recommend an Alpha adrenergic agent such as terazosin.
The only side effect is lowered blood pressure which you body will adapt to quickly and in fact may help your heart. Finasteride may also be recommended. Most respond but surgery is an option.

In brief: Depends

If you symptoms are mild your urologist, who you must see for this condition to rule out prostatic cancer, will recommend an Alpha adrenergic agent such as terazosin.
The only side effect is lowered blood pressure which you body will adapt to quickly and in fact may help your heart. Finasteride may also be recommended. Most respond but surgery is an option.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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