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Having an Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Increases the Risk of Prostate Cancer

Results of a new meta-analysis and review suggest that the presence of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) increases the risk of prostate and bladder cancer. The study evaluated both case-control studies (16 in total) and cohort studies (10 in total), and the findings are useful for clinicians and men for screening and prevention of these types […]

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Using Focused Laser Ablation to Treat BPH

A procedure called focused laser ablation (FLA) has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for treatment of prostate cancer, yet one physician has adapted that approach and used it for men with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) with great success. Although focused laser ablation for BPH is not yet widely available, chances are good […]

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Avoiding Prostate Drug Side Effects

Avoiding Prostate Drug Side Effects All medications have positive and negative effects associated with them. Sometimes you have to wonder if the risk of negative side effects outweighs the benefits of taking the medication. That is a challenge facing many men who are concerned about prostate drug side effects. Most men who take drugs for their enlarged […]

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Jalyn Side Effects

Jalyn Side Effects Jalyn side effects may be concerning to men who take this medication for BPH symptoms. Jalyn is a combination of two other medications that each treat BPH in a different way: tamsulosin (Flomax) and dutasteride (Avodart). Tamsulosin relaxes the muscles in the prostate and bladder neck, which makes it easier to urinate. Dutasteride  is […]

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Can a BPH (Enlarged Prostate) Drug Cure Alcoholism?

Can a BPH Drug Cure Alcoholism? Can a BPH drug cure alcoholism? New research shows that finasteride (also sold under brand names Propecia and Proscar) diminishes one’s desire for alcohol. Propecia and Proscar are used to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The drugs have been getting a lot […]

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Proscar Side Effects for Men with an Enlarged Prostate

Proscar Side Effects Proscar side effects can cause some problems for men who take this medication for male pattern baldness or symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), otherwise known as an enlarged prostate. Proscar (finasteride) is also sold under the brand name Propecia. It is in a class of drugs called 5-alpha reductase inhibitors. Proscar […]

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5 Popular Men’s Health Drugs that Can Cause ED

5 Popular Men’s Health Drugs that Can Cause ED Drugs that can cause ED (erectile dysfunction) or other sexual problems as side effects are commonly prescribed for men without them knowing the risks. You might want more hair on your head or relief from urinary symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate but perhaps not at […]

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Avodart Side Effects for Men With BPH

Avodart Side Effects Avodart side effects are something that may concern men who take this medication for BPH symptoms. Avodart (dutasteride) is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor that treats symptoms of BPH by slowing the growth of the prostate. The drug also can help reduce the size of the prostate by blocking the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone […]

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Prostatic Urethral Lift New Treatment for Enlarged Prostate Treatment

Prostatic Urethral Lift for BPH Prostatic urethral lift is a new and minimally invasive implant procedure. Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are dissatisfied with current treatment options. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) remains the gold standard of treatment, but many patients seek a less-invasive alternative. Prostatic urethral lift for BPH is a less-invasive […]

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HoLEP vs TURP for BPH

 HoLEP vs TURP for BPH HoLEP vs TURP is one comparison that men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) might make when deciding on a treatment for their enlarged prostate. Gradual enlargement of the prostate is a noncancerous condition that can partially or completely obstruct urine flow. Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP) and Transurethral resection […]

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