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Does Saw Palmetto Work for Prostate Conditions?

Many claims have been made about the ability of saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) , a natural remedy derived from the American dwarf palm tree, to relieve symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH) and associated urinary tract problems, as well as showing promise in prostatitis and perhaps even in fighting prostate cancer. But is this hype, […]

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What is the Most Common Surgery for BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?

If you are man with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) and you need surgery, you and your urologist have a variety of surgical options from which to choose. Results of a recent survey of urologists found that of a dozen surgical techniques for BPH, urologists prefer open prostatectomy and TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) over others. […]

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Side Effects of Surgery for BPH

The complication rates after surgery for an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) are not as low as clinical trial reports would lead you to believe, according to a new report presented at the 27th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology. BPH surgery complications are higher in real life, and men should be […]

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TURP for BPH (enlarged prostate): Dick Clark’s Surgery the Day Before Death.

In the days following the death of Dick Clark, it was revealed he had undergone a common surgical procedure called TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) the day before he died. Clark had suffered from acute urinary retention related to an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH), and TURP is often performed to correct this problem. In […]

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Side Effects of Drugs for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Avodart, Proscar, and Flomax.

Side Effects of Drugs for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Avodart, Proscar, and Flomax Side effects of drugs for enlarged prostate can affect men’s sexual health. If your doctor has given you a diagnosis of an enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), one of your many treatment options (e.g., watchful waiting, noninvasive nonsurgical procedures, surgery for BPH, […]

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Chinese Herb Formula Yukmijihwang-tang Helps BPH

A water extract of the traditional Chinese herb formula yukmijihwang-tang successfully inhibited development of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in rats. The authors suggested this Chinese herb may be helpful in managing BPH. Yukmijihwang-tang is an ancient herbal remedy typically used to treat renal disorders, diabetes, neurosis, and memory problems. The formula consists of six herbs: Rehmannia glutinosa, […]

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Can an Enlarged Prostate Lead to Erection Problems?

Can an enlarged prostate lead to erection problems? The short answer to your question is, it might. Now for the longer explanation. A relationship between an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) and erectile dysfunction was, at one time, believed to be based on age: the thinking was that the older a man was, the more likely […]

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Side Effects of Drugs for Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

Side Effects of Drugs for Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Let’s say you’ve been experiencing symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) —you know, urinary frequency, painful urination, dribbling, urinating during the night—and your doctor confirms the diagnosis. Then he or she whips out a prescription pad to write a script for one of several drugs for BPH […]

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Label for BPH Drug Finasteride Now Warns of Sexual Side Effects

If you take finasteride for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or for male pattern baldness, get ready to see new labeling with your prescription. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced labeling changes for both the name brands (Proscar and Propecia) and generic finasteride formulations after it reviewed the adverse event reports related to this […]

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BPH

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a disease in men in which the prostate grows through the impact of natural hormone factors or other reasons to do with aging. Although it is generally considered to affect men over 50, BPH can affect men at any age after a man reaches his forties. There are many symptoms of […]

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