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Treatments for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

Treatment List for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Watchful waiting - early mild stages may require no treatment
  • Emergency treatment - if BPH has caused acute urinary retention (total lack of urine output)
  • Lifestyle changes and coping measures
  • Medications
    • Antibiotics - for any secondary urinary tract infections
    • Finasteride (Proscar)
    • Terazosin (Hytrin)
    • Doxazosin (Cardura)
    • Tamsulosin (Flomax)
  • Procedures
    • Urinary catheter
    • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
    • The Targis System
    • Transurethral Needle Ablation (TUNA)
    • TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate)
    • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP)
    • Open prostate surgery
    • Laser surgery
    • Prostatic Stents
    • Urolume Endoprosthesis
    • Prostate removal
  • Patients with mild symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia or moderate-to-severe symptoms who are not bothered by their symptoms and are not manifesting secondary signs of complications of BPH should be managed with a strategy of watchful waiting
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) has long been accepted as the criterion standard for relieving bladder outlet obstruction (BOO) secondary to BPH
  • Medications- finasteride, Dutasteride

Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Benign Prostate Hyperplasia include:

Latest treatments for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

  • Interstitial laser coagulation
  • High frequency focused ultrasound
  • Transurethral needle ablation
  • Transurethral microwave thermotherapy
  • Water induced thermotherapy
  • Prostate stenting
  • Transurethral ethanol ablation
  • Trans urethral resection of the prostate
  • Open prostatectomy
  • Transurethral laser ablation
  • Transurethral vaporization of prostate

Hospital statistics for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

  • 0.32% (41,029) of hospital consultant episodes were for hyperplasis of prostate in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 95% of hospital consultant episodes for hyperplasis of prostate required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for hyperplasis of prostate were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for hyperplasis of prostate required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for hyperplasis of prostate in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Benign Prostate Hyperplasia

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Medical news summaries about treatments for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

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Discussion of treatments for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia:

There are several different ways to treat BPH:

Watchful Waiting is often chosen by men who are not bothered by symptoms of BPH. They have no treatment but get regular checkups and wait to see whether or not the condition gets worse.

Alpha blockers are drugs that help relax muscles near the prostate and may relieve symptoms. Side effects can include headaches. Also, these medicines sometimes make people feel dizzy, lightheaded, or tired. Alpha blockers are new drugs, so doctors do not know their long term effects. Some common alpha blockers are doxazosin (Cardura), prazosin (Minipress), and terazosin (Hytrin).

Finasteride (Proscar) is a drug that inhibits the action of the male hormone testosterone. It can shrink the prostate. Side effects of finasteride include declining interest in sex, problems getting an erection, and problems with ejaculation. Again, because it is new, doctors do not know its long-term effects.

Surgery is the treatment most likely to relieve BPH symptoms. However, it also has the most complications. Doctors use three kinds of surgery for BPH:
  • Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) is the most common. After the patient is given anesthesia, the doctor inserts a special instrument into the urethra through the penis. With the instrument, the doctor then removes part of the prostate to lessen its obstruction.
  • Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP) may be used when the prostate is not too enlarged. In this procedure, the doctor passes an instrument through the urethra to make one or two small cuts in the prostate. 
  • Open surgery is used when the prostate is very enlarged. In open surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in the abdomen or between the scrotum and the anus to remove prostate tissue.

Men should carefully weigh the risks and benefits of each of these options. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research has designed a booklet to help in choosing a treatment; call 800-358-9295 and ask for their free patient guide on prostate enlargement. (Source: excerpt from Prostate Problems -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

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