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  1. New Enlarged Prostate Therapy, Fewer Side Effects?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new noninvasive procedure may bring long-term relief from symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate, a new study suggests. As men age, the prostate gland grows larger and may begin to press on the urethra. Enlarged prosta

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  2. Managing Sexual Concerns if You Have BPH

    If you have an enlarged prostate, or BPH, you may experience sexual problems. But there are treatments that can help. Studies have shown a connection between BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) and erectile dysfunction (ED). "It's a complicated story, but men who get BPH often get ED. And men with ED

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  3. New Procedure Shrinks Prostate Without Surgery

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 15 (HealthDay News) -- Men who need treatment for an enlarged prostate may soon have a new nonsurgical option, a small, early study suggests. Called prostatic artery embolization (PAE), the technique uses a catheter threaded into an artery in the leg

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  4. Does Saw Palmetto Treat Enlarged Prostate?

    Sept. 27, 2011 -- For years, men with enlarged prostate glands have turned to a supplement called saw palmetto to ease their trouble with urination and other symptoms. Exactly how saw palmetto was thought to relieve the symptoms is unclear, but the fruit of saw palmetto dwarf palm tree remains widel

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  5. Enlarged Prostate: A Complex Problem

    All his life, he slept like a stone. But now, there's an annoying trip to the bathroom every night, sometimes once or twice a night. For most men, these nightly bathroom runs may be the first sign of an enlarged prostate. Other symptoms may include trouble starting a stream of urine, leaking, or dri

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  6. FDA: Prostate Cancer Risk From BPH, Hair Loss Drugs

    June 9, 2011 -- The prostate drugs Proscar, Avodart, and Jalyn and the hair-loss drug Propecia add to the risk of high-grade prostate cancer, the FDA warns. All of the drugs must change their labels to warn of the risk, which unexpectedly appeared in two different large-scale clinical trials. Ironic

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  7. No-Scalpel Treatment for Enlarged Prostate

    March 29, 2011 -- A minimally invasive procedure that cuts off the blood supply to an enlarged prostate may help when medications fail, and it appears to provide good symptom control without sexual dysfunction, a new study shows. The procedure involves using a tiny catheter that is threaded through

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  8. Avodart May Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

    March 31, 2010 -- A widely prescribed drug used to shrink enlarged prostates appears to reduce the incidence of prostate cancer in men with an increased risk for the disease. In a trial involving more than 8,000 men from 42 countries, those who took the drug Avodart had a 23% lower risk of being dia

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  9. Generic Drug for Enlarged Prostate Approved

    March  2, 2010 --The first generic version of Flomax, a medication to treat the signs and symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland, has won the approval of the FDA. The generic version of Flomax, known as tamsulosin, will be made by IMPAX Laboratories of Haywood, Calif. Under FDA regulations, the gene

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  10. Do Prostate Drugs Harm Bones?

    Oct. 7, 2008 -- Millions of men suffer from an enlarged prostate gland. There are many drugs available for treatment, but what effects do these drugs have on bone health? Researchers estimate that more than 8 million men in the U.S. ages 50-79 will have to deal with an enlarged prostate by the year

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