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How to deal with bph. When symptoms r. Minor?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: SymptomaticTreatentm

With mild symptoms usually Symptomatic Treatment with alpha blockers like Flomax (tamsulosin) will be enough But if symptoms get worse than you may need other treatment like 5alpha reductase inhibiters like Finasteride or Duasteride etc or surgical tratment

In brief: SymptomaticTreatentm

With mild symptoms usually Symptomatic Treatment with alpha blockers like Flomax (tamsulosin) will be enough But if symptoms get worse than you may need other treatment like 5alpha reductase inhibiters like Finasteride or Duasteride etc or surgical tratment
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Benign prostate

We use int'l prostate symptom score to assess how badly your prostate bothers you.
For mild issues, 1st avoid cold & allergy medications. Also avoid diuretics like alcohol & caffeine. Several studies show saw palmetto doesn't work even at double usual dose but perhaps some benefit from pygeum & nettles. And avoid fluids after dinner to minimize nighttime awakening to urinate.

In brief: Benign prostate

We use int'l prostate symptom score to assess how badly your prostate bothers you.
For mild issues, 1st avoid cold & allergy medications. Also avoid diuretics like alcohol & caffeine. Several studies show saw palmetto doesn't work even at double usual dose but perhaps some benefit from pygeum & nettles. And avoid fluids after dinner to minimize nighttime awakening to urinate.
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin
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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology

In brief: Make sure it is BPH

There are lots of ways BPH can present.
See your doctor for an evaluation. Sometimes more serious health conditions like diabetes and heart failure present with urinary issues. If it is bph, and you're mildly bothered, try Alpha blocker therapy, a tried and true safe way to improve symptoms.

In brief: Make sure it is BPH

There are lots of ways BPH can present.
See your doctor for an evaluation. Sometimes more serious health conditions like diabetes and heart failure present with urinary issues. If it is bph, and you're mildly bothered, try Alpha blocker therapy, a tried and true safe way to improve symptoms.
Dr. Jesse Mills
Dr. Jesse Mills
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Medications

5 Alpha reductase inhibitors shrink prostate by preventing hormonal changes that cause prostate growth.
They include Proscar and Avodart (dutasteride) and work best for very enlarged prostates. Alpha blockers relax bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate itself and make it easier to urinateicluding Flomax and uroxatrol among other.Need to see urologist to r/o cancer before using medications.

In brief: Medications

5 Alpha reductase inhibitors shrink prostate by preventing hormonal changes that cause prostate growth.
They include Proscar and Avodart (dutasteride) and work best for very enlarged prostates. Alpha blockers relax bladder neck muscles and muscle fibers in the prostate itself and make it easier to urinateicluding Flomax and uroxatrol among other.Need to see urologist to r/o cancer before using medications.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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