Consult the experts at Johns Hopkins BEFORE you decide on your BPH treatment plan
The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH
Presenting the latest thinking on managing benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) Plus answers to dozens of questions from patients like you
Written by Brian R. Matlaga, M.D., M.P.H.
and colleagues at The James Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins
It's a sure thing that sooner or later, as a man ages, his prostate is going to make its presence known.
In fact, if you're over 50 and you haven't noticed symptoms of enlarged prostate (known medically as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH), you -- unfortunately -- are likely to notice them sooner than you think.
One third of all men experience BPH-related symptoms by age 50; and by age 70 the number increases to 70%.
Not a pretty picture. But the good news is that BPH is NOT prostate cancer. And just because you have BPH now does not mean that you are destined to develop cancer in the future.
If you're reading this letter right now, you probably have some concerns about your prostate health. You need the most reliable, up-to-date information on BPH so you can make the right treatment decisions.
That's why a team of top specialists at Johns Hopkins' renowned Brady Urological Institute has gathered together to write The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH. This authoritative 68-page special report contains vital information you won't find anywhere else - information you need so you can make the best-informed decisions possible about your future treatment.
This is information so crucial to your decision-making process that The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH is available instantly as a digital PDF download. Just click order button below and in just a few moments your report will be delivered to your email address. It's that simple!
BPH - NOT a "One Size Fits All" Diagnosis
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar?
. Frequent and urgent need to urinate both day and night
. Difficulty starting urination
. Weak urine flow
. Stopping and starting urine flow while urinating
. Feeling of being unable to completely empty the bladder
. Sexual dysfunction
If they do, The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH can help. We take you step-by-step through the many issues that confront a man with BPH. Armed with the information in this guide, you'll be able to meet with your own physician and make the right decisions in your quest for the best possible outcome. For example, you'll learn:
. How BPH affects the urinary system
. Why ignoring your BPH symptoms can have disastrous consequences
. The difference between obstructive and irritative BPH symptoms
. Your prostate symptom score - a questionnaire that helps you calculate whether you need treatment for BPH
. Laboratory tests you may need to confirm your BPH diagnosis - a discussion of uroflowmetry, ultrasonography, filling cystometry, cystoscopy, and other special diagnostic tests
. Lifestyle measures you can try to help relieve BPH symptoms
. Watchful waiting - is it the right choice for you?
. Using "natural remedies" -- phytotherapy -- to treat BPH
. Do you have a weight problem? Why overweight men are more likely to develop BPH and what you can do
. Should you try saw palmetto? What the studies show
. Is it a prostate problem or a bladder problem? How to tell the difference
. What you should know about retrograde ejaculation
. How alpha-blockers like Hytrin and Flomax reduce the symptoms of BPH
. Weighing the side effects of alpha-blockers
. The promise of Botox as a BPH therapy
. The pros and cons of 5-alpha-reductase inhibiting medications such as Avodart and Proscar for treating BPH
. Should you try combination therapy - taking an alpha-blocker and a 5-alpha-reductase inhibitor at the same time?
. Can erectile dysfunction drugs help improve BPH symptoms? What the research shows
Read The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH First!
The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH draws on the extensive experience of leading specialists at Johns Hopkins -- specialists who treat BPH regularly and who understand the concerns of patients like you.
One such doctor is Brian R. Matlaga, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Urology at The James Brady Urological Institute at Johns Hopkins. In his report, Dr. Matlaga discusses your surgical options when medications no longer work to relieve the symptoms of BPH. Here are just a few of the issues he explores in-depth:
. What are the advantages and disadvantages of minimally-invasive therapies, such as TUNA and TUMT?
. Does TUMT (transurethral microwave therapy) work?
. What about TUNA (transurethral needle ablation)?
. How effective is TUNA compared to TURP (transurthetral resection of the prostate)?
. What should you expect when TURP is performed?
. What are the possible complications from a TURP?
. What if TURP can't be performed safely? Who is the best candidate for an open prostatectomy?
. Are there any other alternative surgical approaches for BPH?
. What laser ablation procedures are offered for BPH?
REAL Questions from REAL Patients Like You
The Best Treatment Strategies for BPH answers these and other important questions - questions from patients searching for practical, no-nonsense advice on living with BPH. For example:
Question: I'm taking 10 mg of Hytrin and just added saw palmetto, but I still have to urinate at least five times a night. What else can I do?
Question: I drink coffee several times a day. Could the caffeine be making me urinate during the night or is it BPH?
Question: I've heard about a "drug cocktail" for treating BPH. What is it and could it help me?
Question: I have BPH and also take Viagra. Are there any drug interactions or side effects I should know about?
Question: Why can't I just have a stent placed in my urethra to keep it open instead of taking BPH drugs?
Question: Could my sexual problems be a result of the Flomax I take for BPH and can they be reversed?
Question: Could BPH be triggering my bladder problems?
Question: I take zinc, pyridoxine HCL, vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E, pumpkin seed concentrate, flaxseed oil, and soy for my BPH. Is there any evidence that these supplements reduce the symptoms of BPH?
Question: Which medication is more effective: Hytrin or Flomax?
Question: I had my first TURP five years ago and now my symptoms are back. Should I have a second TURP?
Question: Is there any connection between bladder stones and an enlarged prostate?
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