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Hospitalization Rate Low After Prostate Biopsy

Men who are considering a prostate biopsy may take comfort in the results of a new study which showed the hospitalization rate is low—less than 1%–after prostate biopsy. The study was presented as a poster at the American Urological Association’s annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 23, 2012. Prostate biopsy is a test that […]

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BPH (enlarged prostate) Drug Finasteride Causes Depression and Suicidal Thoughts

If you have taken the drug finasteride for hair loss (Propecia) and experienced side effects that include erectile dysfunction and loss of libido, there’s more. A new study found that young men who took finasteride to fight hair loss also were faced with unexpected moderate to severe depression. Finasteride is a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor drug that […]

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Lasers Safe to Treat BPH and Large Prostates

The average size of the prostate in healthy men is 20 to 25 grams, but among men who develop an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH), it typically grows two to four times that size. In some men, however, the prostate gland reaches more than 200 grams. A new study reports that use of holmium-laser […]

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Bee Pollen Health Benefits for Prostate Health

Bee Pollen health benefits include assisting in the restoration of prostate health, promoting urinary tract health as well as having an anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant effect in men with prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain (CPPS) and BPH (enlarged prostate). “Graminex” Bee Pollen Benefits for Prostate Health Generally, the major difference between bee pollen extracts is how it […]

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Can Statins Prevent BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?

Statins are commonly prescribed to lower cholesterol levels, but a new study reveals they also may slow the growth of an enlarged prostate in men who have elevated PSA (prostate-specific antigen) levels. The study results were presented at the annual meeting of the American Urological Association held in Atlanta, Georgia. This study is not the […]

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What is the Best Surgery for Enlarged Prostate (BPH)

For many years, the most common surgery for an enlarged prostate has been TURP— transurethral resection of the prostate—but a number of newer procedures have emerged over the past decade. Among the alternatives to TURP are TUNA (transurethral needle ablation), TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy), transurethral vaporization of the prostate (TVP), and laser coagulation (interstitial laser therapy, ILT). During a recent comparison […]

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Saw Palmetto Improves Erectile Dysfunction in Men with BPH

Men with an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) who take saw palmetto may experience an unexpected benefit from this natural remedy. A new study found that saw palmetto not only improved urinary symptoms in men with BPH, but also helped with erectile dysfunction. Numerous studies have shown that saw palmetto works for prostate conditions and in […]

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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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