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Does combining anti-muscarinic and alpha-blocker medications improve lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men with BPH?

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of combining anti-muscarinics with alpha-blocker treatment to treat men with LUTS/BPH. The authors concluded that the addition of anti-muscarinic drugs improved some LUTS and are well tolerated by patients.    Some background Lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) include nocturia...

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My Bladder is Keeping Me Awake! Nocturia

My Bladder is Keeping Me Awake! Nocturia

Posted by on May 6, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Diabetes mellitus, Hypertension, Urinary incontinence | 0 comments

“I never get a full night’s sleep…I’ve got to get up two or three times a night.” “As soon as I lie down, my bladder wakes up.” “When it was just once a night, I could handle it.  Now it’s once every hour!” If any of these statements describe your experience, you might have a condition called...

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Music to reduce pain and anxiety? Evidence from patients undergoing urological procedures

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of music on pain and anxiety in patients undergoing urological procedures. They found that listening to music during urological procedures reduced self-reported pain and anxiety. Some background Urological procedures are performed using non-invasive (non-surgical) techniques. These procedures...

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5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Your Adrenal Glands

Posted by on Mar 15, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia, Blog, Breast cancer, Colorectal cancer, Coronary artery disease, Diabetes mellitus, Erectile dysfunction, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Hypertension, Infertility, Kidney stones, Leukemia, Lung cancer, Lymphoma, Melanoma, Multiple Myeloma, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Prostate cancer, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stroke, Urinary incontinence, Urinary tract infection | 3 comments

The adrenal glands-which are also called suprarenal glands-are part of the endocrine system and are found on the top of each kidney. How the endocrine system hormones work Hormones secreted from glands of the endocrine system travel in the bloodstream to target cells. Target cells have receptors that are specific to each hormone. The hormones and receptors...

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Comparing the safety between prostate surgery and GreenLEP laser therapy

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the safety of prostate surgery with a type of laser removal (GreenLEP) in removing excess prostate tissue. Researchers found that GreenLEP may be a safer option for treating an enlarged prostate. Some background Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH – an enlarged prostate) is a common problem in older men that can...

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Does heat therapy help with bladder symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of convective thermal (a form of heat) therapy to treat urinary symptoms in patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – an enlarged prostate). The study found that heat therapy is effective in the treatment of BPH symptoms. Some background BPH is an enlarged prostate that may cause bothersome...

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Can a temporary implanted device (TIND) help symptoms of an enlarged prostate?

Posted by on Feb 20, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was a 3-year follow-up of a temporary implantable nitinol device (TIND) to treat symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – enlarged prostate). The study found that TIND is safe and effective for at least 36 months after treatment. Some background BPH is a common problem in older men. This can commonly lead...

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Is water vapor therapy safe and effective to use for enlarged prostate symptoms?

Posted by on Feb 12, 2018 in Benign prostatic hyperplasia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the use of water vapor heat therapy to treat urinary symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH – an enlarged prostate). The study found that water vapor therapy is safe and effective to treat urinary symptoms of BPH. Some background BPH is a common problem, particularly in older men. It can cause...

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