Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

What is BPH?

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition whereby the prostate enlarges and constricts the flow of urine

What are the symptoms of BPH?

Symptoms of BPH can include:

  • Urinary dribbling whereby your urine doesn’t flow in a straight stream
  • Increased frequency of urination including waking up more nights to urinate
  • Increased urgency of urination
  • Incomplete urination or emptying of the bladder

How is BPH Diagnosed?

BPH is usually diagnosed by Digital Rectal Examination to examine the prostate for contour, size, nodules.

How is BPH treated?

BPH is usually managed with medications which includes

  • Alpha-adrenergic receptor blockers like Tamsulosin(Contiflo, Flowell) and Doxazosin(Cardura)
  • 5-Alpa reductase Inhibitors like Dutasteride(Avodart) and Finasteride
  • Combination therapy of both classes of drugs like Duodart (Tamsulosin+Dutasteride), Flowell plus (Tamsulosin+Dutasteride)

Please do not take any of the medicines listed here without the advice of your Healthcare Provider

Learn more about BPH at emedicine.medscape.com/article/437359-overview

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