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  1. Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Supplements and Remedies

    Many herbs and supplements are used to treat BPH, or benign prostatic hyperplasia. But do they work to ease enlarged prostate symptoms?

  2. Enlarged Prostate and Your BPH Symptoms Score

    This BPH Symptom Score Index can help you and your doctor improve treatment based on enlarged prostate symptoms.

  3. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Should I have surgery or take medication to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Should I use medication or watchful waiting to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)? Interactive tools are designed to help

  4. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What's next?

    BPH can be a bother,but it is usually not a serious health problem. If you are concerned about your symptoms,talk to your doctor about your options. They may include: Small changes to your lifestyle and urination habits,plus regular check-ups to make sure that the problem is not changing or getting worse. Medicines to help reduce your symptoms. Surgery to help correct the problem and ...

  5. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What does your score mean?

    Your score gives you an idea of how bad your symptoms are. It will fall into one of these ranges: Mild (0 to 7) Moderate (8 to 19) Severe (20 to 35) By itself,your score does not mean that you do or do not need treatment. But it is a useful way for you and your doctor to look at and talk about your symptoms and watch them over time. Men differ in how bothered they are by urination problems. ..

  6. Interactive Tool: How Bad Are Your Urinary Symptoms From Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)? - What does this tool do?

    Click here if you want to find out how bad your urinary symptoms are. This tool asks about your urinary symptoms from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and gives you a score based on how severe your symptoms are. BPH is an enlarged prostate gland. As the prostate gets bigger,it may cause problems urinating. Your score on this tool may help you think about if and how you want to treat the ...

  7. Open Prostatectomy for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

    Open prostatectomy for benign prostatic hyperplasia is the surgical removal of an enlarged, noncancerous prostate.

  8. Enlarged Prostate: Herbal Therapy - Topic Overview

    Herbal supplements that may be used to relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) include saw palmetto,beta-sitosterol,Pygeum africanum,and Cernilton. In general,the trials using these substances have been short,and self-improvement scores can be biased. Different preparations are available for each substance,and they are not always equivalent. So the results cannot be ...

  9. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) - Topic Overview

    Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), also known as benign prostatic hypertrophy, is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that occurs in almost all men as they age.

  10. Enlarged Prostate: Uroflowmetry Test - Topic Overview

    The uroflowmetry test measures the rate of urine flow during urination. Results are usually given in milliliters per second (mL/sec). This test is sometimes used to evaluate the impact benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) has on urine flow or to monitor the effect of treatment. A urine flow rate that is normal or nearly normal in a man with BPH may indicate that the bladder has become stronger ...

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