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Study Links Two BPH Drugs to Increased Risk of Diabetes

Men who take finasteride or the closely related dutasteride for an enlarged prostate should be monitored for type 2 diabetes, because these drugs increase the risk of this disease, according to a study published in 2019 in the journal BMJ.

Do You Have BPH? How to Recognize the Symptoms of an Enlarged Prostate

Are your urinary symptoms caused by an enlarged prostate? Here's what you should know if you're a male who's middle-aged or beyond.

Understanding the Link Between BPH and Bladder Stones

If you have benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-also known as an enlarged prostate-and later develop bladder stones, you may be wondering if it's a coincidence, or is there a relationship between the two conditions?

Is Too Much Caffeine Causing Your Nighttime BPH Symptoms?

It's a common question for coffee lovers with an enlarged prostate who experience excessive nighttime urination-Could caffeine be responsible for those nightly trips to the bathroom?

Urinary Symptoms and BPH: When to Seek Emergency Attention

Sometimes a man with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) suddenly becomes unable to urinate at all--a problem that requires immediate medical attention in a hospital emergency department.

A ‘Whey’ to Improve BPH Symptoms?

A beverage made from fermented whey improves moderately bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms in men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), according to a small European study. The drink also appears to reduce the cell damage that promotes BPH.

The Link Between BPH and Your Weight

Did you know that as your weight creeps up, so does the size of your prostate? Research has shown that overweight men are more likely to develop benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) than their normal-weight counterparts. The good news is that maintaining a healthy weight by eating right and exercising could tip the odds of having a…

Updated Advice on TUNA for BPH

Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA) for BPH has been available for more than a decade. Today, however, most urologists have abandoned it. Here's why the procedure is no longer recommended.

Enlarged Prostate: A Common Problem in Older Men

You have more frequent urges to urinate, but then you get a hesitant, weak stream or dribbling. You may have trouble getting a solid night's sleep and may dread waiting in line for the men's room or seeing the "fasten seat belt" sign illuminated in an airplane. Experiences such as these are commonly reported by older…

Just for Men: Good News About Bicycling

Men who bicycle regularly needn't worry that the activity will have adverse effects on their urinary tract or on their erectile function, according to a large multinational study in The Journal of Urology.