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Does dutasteride increase male hormones and bladder/prostate symptoms?

Posted by on Dec 11, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect dutasteride (Avodart) had on testosterone levels, bladder symptoms and testicle size in men with enlarged prostates. The study found that dutasteride increased testosterone which may help with these age-related male symptoms. Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is an enlarged prostate...

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5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ: The Bladder

5 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About An Unappreciated Organ:  The Bladder

Posted by on Nov 25, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 2 comments

Because of its lowly role in the human body, we think about our bladders only when something is going wrong  or when we have to go really, really badly. So, November has been set aside as Bladder Health Awareness month. Here is a short review of bladder anatomy and function as well as common problems that can happen. Your bladder is connected to your...

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Does dutasteride improve a large prostate and bladder symptoms?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of adding dutasteride (Avodart) to patients already on ineffective drug treatment for an enlarged prostate and bladder symptoms. The study found that adding dutasteride reduced detrusor (muscle of the bladder) size and bladder problems. Some background Patients with enlarged prostates and urinary...

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The effect of botulinum toxin injection on an enlarged prostate

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of injecting botulinum toxin type A (BTA) into patients to treat enlarged prostate who did not respond to medical therapy such as drug treatment. The study found that BTA injection was safe and effective at reducing several urinary symptoms in patients with enlarged prostates. Some background Benign...

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When is it best to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia with HoLEP?

Posted by on Oct 30, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study compared patients who had holmium enucleation of the prostate (HoLEP – laser removal of prostate tissue) as their first treatment for an enlarged prostate (primary), with patients who used HoLEP after other treatments failed (retreatment). The study found that retreatment with HoLEP was safe and effective but with a...

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5-alpha reductase inhibitors may be linked with depression, but not suicidality

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined a possible link between suicidality and depression and the use of 5-alpha reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported no link between suicide risk and 5ARI use. However, the risk of self-harm and depression was significantly increased among men using a 5ARI compared to men...

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Combining flomax and cialis can effectively treat urinary symptoms as well as erectile dysfunction

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether combining tadalafil (Cialis) and tamsulosin (Flomax) can reduce both urinary symptoms as well as erectile dysfunction. This treatment combination was safe and effective in reducing urinary symptoms and improving erectile function. Some background Many men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) experience...

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Adding Cialis to alpha-blocker therapy can improve urinary symptoms

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the effects of combining tadalafil (Cialis) with silodosin (Rapaflo) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Researchers reported improved urinary symptoms when tadalafil was added to silodosin treatment compared to silodosin alone. Some background Men with BPH often experience urinary symptoms that can...

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An overview of urinary symptoms in Parkinson disease and multiple system atrophy

Posted by on Jul 11, 2017 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study summarized the occurrence and treatment of urinary symptoms in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and multiple system atrophy (MSA). Some background Urinary incontinence is a bothersome symptom that can have a considerably impact on quality of life. It can have various causes, including disorders of the central nervous...

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