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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia – Symptoms and Treatment?

Known either as benign prostate hyperplasia or hypertrophy (BPH), enlargement of your prostate is considered a normal part of aging.

Unfortunately, the accompanying symptoms including restricted flow of urine from the bladder may not seem so normal. The prostate gland enlarges in response to hormones including testosterone and dihydrotestosterone. By the age of 85, a whopping 90% of men will have BPH.

What are the symptoms of benign prostate hypertrophy?

  1. Urinary frequency – you have to go to the bathroom frequently
  2. Urinary urgency – when you ‘have to go,’ you really have to go.
  3. Hesitancy – you may have difficulty initiating a urine stream
  4. Decreased force of stream – self-explanatory!
  5. Dribbling – a consequence of #4

If you have any symptoms resembling those listed above, you will want to see your doctor for an appropriate medical workout to rule out other possible conditions.  Note, some of these symptoms can be caused by various infections or types of cancer.

Once your doctor confirms this diagnosis, you will have various treatment options.

Treatment options for benign prostate hyperplasia:

  1. Various Alpha-adrenergic receptor blockers – Prazosin, silodosin, phenoxybenzamine and others.
  2. 5-Alpha reductase inhibitors – finasteride (Proscar), dutasterid (Avodart) and others.
  3. Dietary supplements

Of course, you’ll want to discus these treatment options with your physician.  If you’re interested in reading about natural methods for shrinking your enlarged prostate, follow the link.


  1. jennygraham1234

    December 19, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Prostate Hyperplasia is really a serious health problem & it gives really a lots of pain.It is quite necessary to treat this problem as soon as possible.Thanks for sharing information about this with us.

  2. Burn Fat And Build Muscle

    September 20, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I really enjoyed your article. Please could you expand on the main points in the last paragraph of your article?

  3. Jason Sage

    September 16, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    what are the chances of men with ages ranging from 20 to 30 to have BPH? I guess, the modern day living gets into people’s health this days. Thanks for the link by the way, a useful resource worth sharing with others that might need it.

  4. Ken

    September 6, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Hi Jarret, this is a good article on what BPH is how to treat it. Te link to natural treatments gives readers a nice complement of medications and natural remedies.

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