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Is Aquablation an effective treatment for urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate?

Posted by on May 20, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell The authors analyzed the effectiveness of Aquablation compared to other treatments for patients with urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate. The authors concluded that Aquablation is probably as effective as transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) in these patients. Some background An enlarged prostate may cause...

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Are men taking 5α-reductase inhibitors for an enlarged prostate more likely to develop type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if men taking 5α-reductase inhibitors (5ARIs) for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes (T2D). This study concluded the risk of developing T2D is higher in patients taking 5ARIs for BPH, compared to alpha blockers.  Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia...

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Effective drug combinations for the treatment of overactive bladder in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia

Posted by on Apr 21, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated drug combinations with silodosin (Rapaflo) to treat overactive bladder (OAB) in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).  They found that fesoterodine (Toviaz) was more effective than mirabegron (Mirbetriq) as add-ons to silodosin in these patients. Some background Benign...

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Is Serenoa repens (saw palmetto) a safe and effective treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia?


Posted by on Apr 12, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if Serenoa repens (commonly known as saw palmetto) is a safe and effective treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study concluded that Serenoa repens is a safe and effective treatment for BPH. Some background BPH is a non-cancerous overgrowth of the prostate. These patients are commonly bothered by...

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Can the ACTIONS health measurement scale be used to predict the outcomes after prostate surgery?

Posted by on Mar 31, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if the ACTIONS (Anxiety, Cardiovascular, Testosterone, Insulin/diabetes, Obesity, Neurologic, Sleep apnea) health measurement scale be used to predict the outcomes after prostate surgery for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study concluded the ACTIONS score could be used to help counseling men considering...

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Does diet impact BPH, LUTS and ED?

Posted by on Mar 16, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review aimed to investigate a link between diet and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Some background People diagnosed with benign prostatic hyperplasia (non-cancerous overgrowth of the prostate; BPH) can experience erectile dysfunction (ED). This is the inability to get or keep an erection firm enough to have sexual...

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Psychological assessment of patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia being treated with Dutasteride

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of dutasteride (Avodart) on psychology. It concluded that dutasteride does not have negative effects on patient's mental states.  Some background BPH is an enlargement of the prostate gland. An enlarged prostate can cause urinary symptoms. It can have a negative impact on...

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It there a link between thyroid hormone levels and lower urinary tract symptoms/benign prostatic hyperplasia?

Posted by on Feb 27, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate the association between thyroid hormones and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that there is a link between thyroid hormones and the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in BPH. Some background Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of...

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Is physical activity a protective factor for lower urinary tract symptoms in male patients?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of physical activity on lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). This study found that reduced exercise is associated with an increased risk of LUTS.  Some background People diagnosed with BPH (non-cancerous overgrowth of the prostate) often...

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