November 21st, 2017
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a pathological condition that is very common in aging males. In fact, some degree of prostatic glandular enlargement is always present in men over 50 years of age. If left unmanaged, BPH may present with a variety of symptoms such as difficulty urination, poor stream, feeling of incomplete bladder evacuation and incontinence. In this article, we’ll go over BPH alternative treatments to consider if you’re looking for a holistic approach for treatment
Prostatic hyperplasia caused by a malignant or cancerous mass is an emergency that must be managed adequately. For mild cases of benign hyperplasia or glandular enlargement, prescription alpha 1 inhibitors are usually helpful at alleviating the symptoms.
Besides drugs, small changes in your diet and lifestyle can also play a major role in addressing BPH symptoms. Here are some BPH Alternative Treatments:
There are a variety of pharmacological options that can be used to address BPH. Sometimes BPH Alternative Treatments don’t work, your doctor may recommend a prostatectomy. Some common management options besides alpha – 1 inhibitors are:
Herbs are generally not recommended by Food and Drug Administration as there is limited data and insufficient studies regarding the efficacy and safety of herbs in the management of BPH.
Some commonly used herbs in the setting of BPH are:
Herbs as BPH remedies are not always recommended due to varying degree of side effects and minimal efficacy in the management of inciting agent that is causing prostatic hyperplasia.
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