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  • Cause of Enlarged Prostate
    The exact cause of an enlarged prostate gland is unknown. As this eMedTV resource explains, however, hormones and genetics may play a role. This portion of the archives offers an in-depth look at the possible causes of this condition.
  • Combining Levitra With Flomax
    This eMedTV page explores the safety of taking Flomax and Levitra at the same time. Although clinical studies observed that taking Flomax with Levitra did cause a drop in blood pressure, the medicines did not cause low blood pressure symptoms.
  • Does Beta-Sitosterol Work?
    Many people wonder, "Does beta-sitosterol work for high cholesterol or an enlarged prostate?" This part of the eMedTV archives explores the effectiveness of beta-sitosterol for these conditions and lists other possible uses for the product.
  • Does Saw Palmetto Work?
    Does saw palmetto work? As this eMedTV article explains, of all the possible saw palmetto uses, only one has convincing scientific evidence. However, various clinical studies on the effectiveness of saw palmetto have shown conflicting results.
  • Don't Put Off Those Doctor Visits
    While it may be natural to try to dismiss urinary problems as just a sign of aging, don't ignore the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Although this condition is not curable, many things can be done to help improve symptoms. If you have signs of an enlarged prostate, such as a weak urine stream, trouble starting a urine stream, or urinating frequently, talk to your healthcare provider about your treatment options. Don't wait until it's too late -- the earlier you catch these problems, the easier they will be to treat!
  • Dribbling at the End of Urination
    If you notice dribbling or leakage at the end of urination, it may be a sign of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Although BPH is not a cancerous condition and rarely causes serious complications, men have a choice as to whether they want to immediately start treatment or wait. BPH symptoms are common as men age, but that doesn't mean you just have to put up with them. Medications and other treatment options can help.
  • Drug Interactions With Cardura
    As this eMedTV article describes, there are potential drug interactions with Cardura and other medications, such as sildenafil and cimetidine. This page explains how some of these interactions could lower your blood pressure too much.
  • Enlarged Prostate
    An enlarged prostate refers to swelling of the prostate gland. As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of this condition are common in older men and often involve problems with urination. This article takes an in-depth look at this condition.
  • Enlarged Prostate Diagnosis
    As this eMedTV article explains, diagnosing an enlarged prostate usually requires a few tests, such as a digital rectal exam, PSA test, and urine flow study. This article talks about these tests and covers the process of making the diagnosis.
  • Enlarged Prostate Gland
    As this eMedTV segment explains, symptoms of an enlarged prostate gland often have to do with urination. This article features more information on what to expect with an enlarged prostate. A link to more details is also included.
  • Enlarged Prostate Symptoms
    As this eMedTV article explains, common symptoms of an enlarged prostate include having trouble starting a urine stream and feeling that the bladder has not fully emptied. This Web page takes a closer look at the possible symptoms of this condition.
  • Enlarged Prostate Treatment
    As this eMedTV segment explains, treating an enlarged prostate can involve watchful waiting, drug therapy, and surgery. This article covers the different forms of treatment and discusses the potential benefits and drawbacks of each one.
  • Enlarged Prostrate
    An enlarged prostate can result in problems with urination. This eMedTV Web page briefly discusses this condition and provides a link to more in-depth information. Enlarged prostrate is a common misspelling of enlarged prostate.
  • Enlarged Prostrate Causes
    As this eMedTV page explains, while the exact cause of an enlarged prostate is unknown, researchers believe it may be related to hormones or genetics. Enlarged prostrate causes is a common variation and misspelling of causes of enlarged prostate.
  • Enlarged Prostrate Symptoms
    Enlarged prostate symptoms generally involve changes or problems with urination. This eMedTV article lists common symptoms and potential complications that may occur. Enlarged prostrate symptoms is a common misspelling of enlarged prostate symptoms.
  • Exercise and Keep Warm
    Cold weather and a lack of physical activity may worsen symptoms of an enlarged prostate, so get up and get moving! First off, if your body is cold, your bladder is more likely to retain extra urine, which can worsen symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Also, regular exercise helps to prevent urine from pooling and aggravating BPH symptoms. This doesn't mean you have to become a marathon runner! Even 30 minutes of walking, swimming, or working in the yard each day can help keep your bladder from retaining extra urine that makes BPH symptoms worse.
  • Exercise Your PC Muscle
    No need to get a gym membership for this one! The PC (pubococcygeus) muscle runs from the pubic bone to the tailbone. To help narrow this down, it is also the same muscle that you clench when passing gas. To help improve an enlarged prostate, it can be helpful to perform Kegel exercises, which consist of clenching the PC muscle repetitively. Try to aim for 10 to 20 repetitions, three to four times a day. Strengthening this muscle helps to improve control over urine flow, enhance sexual arousal, and minimize BPH symptoms.
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