Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlargement of the prostate that is not due to cancer. BPH can cause problems with urination because as the prostate gets bigger, it compresses the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. Thankfully, medications and procedures can ease the symptoms of BPH.

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Exercise and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Researchers have found an inverse relationship between physical activity and BPH syptoms: simply put, men who are more physically active are less likely to suffer from symptoms of an enlarged prostate such as frequent urination, urgency, and a weak urinary stream.

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Drug combo better at easing BPH than either drug alone

Study shows that taking both dutasteride (Avodart) and tamsulosin (Flomax) might be more effective at easing symptoms than taking just one.

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Rapaflo approved for the treatment of BPH

Men who haven’t found relief with other drugs designed to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate might try silodosin (Rapaflo), which gained FDA approval in 2008.

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Stress and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)

Some evidence suggests that stress reduction may ease symptoms of an enlarged prostate.

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Botox for BPH?

It may sound like a promising approach, but there’s a lot we don’t know about using Botox to treat an enlarged prostate.

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Onions and garlic may ease BPH symptoms

Study shows that men with BPH typically eat less garlic and fewer servings of onions per week than those without BPH.

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Are BPH and LUTS “inexorable consequences of aging”?

Historically, the answer has been yes, but mounting evidence suggests that lifestyle factors may influence risk.

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Erectile dysfunction drug also may ease BPH symptoms

More research is needed, but taking tadalafil (Cialis) could be helpful for men with BPH.

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Do all BPH drugs reduce semen production?

I have used finasteride (Proscar) to treat my BPH, and it has reduced the size of my prostate. However, my body’s production of semen has diminished, too. Will switching to dutasteride (Avodart) solve that problem?

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Is there a connection between Flomax and cataracts?

In short, yes. If you take Flomax (tamsulosin), be sure to tell your eye doctor before having cataract surgery.

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