It’s reassuring to know that the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) are treatable(1) In fact, finding the right treatment may help reduce many of its bothersome symptoms, like rushing to find the bathroom during the day or always having to “go” in the middle of spending time with your partner. Your doctor can offer advice on which treatment plan is best for you.
The medication that your doctor prescribes will depend on your symptoms, health conditions, and any other medications that you may currently be taking. Be sure to make your doctor aware of any health problems you have had or may be experiencing, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or any other ongoing conditions.
- McVary KT, Roehrborn CG, Avins AL, et al. American Urological Association guideline: management of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Revised, 2010. http://www.auanet.org/content/guidelines-and-quality-care/clinical-guidelines.cfm?sub=bph. .