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Lasers Safe to Treat BPH and Large Prostates

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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

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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). According to Dr. Geo Espinosa, N.D. Director of the Integrative Urology Center at NYU Langone Medical Center, the [...]

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Can Statins Prevent BPH (Enlarged Prostate)?

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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)

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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

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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?

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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)?

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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

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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.

Dick Clark Prostate Surgery

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.

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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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