Enlarged Prostate Treatment

Behavioral therapy

In some cases, enlarged prostate or BPH symptoms can be reduced and controlled by specific behavioral changes. Such changes may eliminate or delay the need for surgery.

Medications

Riverside urologists often prescribe medications to treat BPH. Here are the general categories of current drugs used for treatment.
  • Alpha-blockers: These drugs ease urination by relaxing select bladder muscles.
  • 5-alpha reductase inhibitors: These drugs shrink the prostate gland.
  • Anticholinergics: These drugs are used to increase the bladder's capacity, inhibit involuntary contractions and delay the urge to urinate.

Enlarged prostate procedures

There are several methods for treating an enlarged prostate, a condition also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Which procedure you and your urologist chose depends on the severity of the prostate enlargement. Many of the treatments use minimally invasive techniques that can be preformed in an outpatient clinic.

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