Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Surgery
If you have difficulty urinating because of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), you probably will not need surgery.
Enlarged Prostate: Herbal Therapy - Topic Overview
Herbal supplements that may be used to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) include saw palmetto,beta-sitosterol,Pygeum africanum,and Cernilton. In general,the trials using these substances have been short,and self-improvement scores can be biased. Different preparations are available for each substance,and they are not always equivalent. So the results cannot be ...
Enlarged Prostate: Transurethral Needle Ablation - Topic Overview
Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) is used to treat an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) with a needle-shaped device that delivers heat to very precise areas of the prostate. The device is inserted up the urethra inside a tube (catheter) that protects other tissues from being burned. The heat destroys specific areas that are blocking the flow of urine out of the ...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Medications
Medications are sometimes used to help relieve bothersome, moderate to severe urination problems caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Cause
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is probably a normal part of the aging process in men, caused by changes in hormone balance and cell - growth factors.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Symptoms
Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) have no symptoms.
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - When To Call a Doctor
Healthwise information on benign prostatic hyperplasia symptoms.
Enlarged Prostate: Laser Therapy - Topic Overview
Several laser methods for treating an enlarged prostate gland ( benign prostatic hyperplasia,or BPH ) are now being used. Laser therapy uses a laser beam to remove the part of the prostate that is blocking the urethra. The procedure is done under either a general or spinal anesthetic. Most men who have laser treatment of BPH are able to leave the hospital the same or the next day. While ...
Enlarged Prostate: Uroflowmetry Test - Topic Overview
The uroflowmetry test measures the rate of urine flow during urination. Results are usually given in milliliters per second (mL/sec). This test is sometimes used to evaluate the impact benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has on urine flow or to monitor the effect of treatment. A urine flow rate that is normal or nearly normal in a man with BPH may indicate that the bladder has become stronger ...
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - What Happens
The prostate gland grows as men age, with the fastest growth occurring at middle age.