Enlarged Prostate

Common Standard Treatment Of An Enlarged Prostate 

The most common treatment of an enlarged prostate includes watchful waiting, 5α-reductase inhibitors, alpha blockers, surgery, or a comprehensive use of the above-mentioned treatments. How to choose the most suitable treatment depends on the degree of prostate enlargement, and the patient’s age, physical fitness, and their wishes which must be taken into account. These treatments may have serious side effects, such as erectile dysfunction and incontinence so the patient needs to find a balance between efficacy and life quality when they choose a treatment.

Alpha blockers and 5α-reductase inhibitors often will not work for a blockage type of enlarged prostate. And, although they can improve symptoms, they cannot stop the development of the hyperplastic type of enlarged prostate. In total, many doctors fail to differentiate between, and address the needs of, these two types of enlarged prostate. So, unfortunately, the blind use of alpha blockers and 5α-reductase inhibitors in treating these conditions have become standard treatment.

2015-10-06 Admin