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Some men use herbal therapy for difficulty urinating caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Herbal therapy includes treatments such as saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol. Talk with your doctor about how herbal therapy may be used along with medical treatment for BPH.

Balloon dilation is no longer used to treat prostate enlargement, because it was found to be ineffective.

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Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Supplements and Remedies

To treat an enlarged prostate, some people use herbs, from flaxseed to stinging nettle to prickly pear cactus. At typical doses, experts say that most plant extracts are probably safe for BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. But do they work? Some supplements may help. Others -- including the most popular, saw palmetto -- might not. And a few, including zinc, may actually put you at risk for getting BPH.

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Last Updated: November 07, 2013
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