Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Treatment in Milford, MA
Dr. Steinberg has the experience to help men restore quality of life and alleviate the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. Dr. Steinberg provides the most advanced care for men living with BPH.
NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT FOR BPH
WATCHFUL WAITING For men with mild BPH with little to no symptoms, Dr. Steinberg may recommend watchful waiting.
MEDICATIONS After a complete evaluation, Dr. Steinberg may prescribe one or a combination of medications for men who require treatment for an enlarged prostate.
- Alpha-blockers , such as Tamsulosin (Flomax) may relieve symptoms within a few weeks but do not stop the process of prostate enlargement.
- 5-alpha reductase inhibitors , such as Dutasteride (Avodart), Finasteride (Proscar), may reduce the size of an enlarged prostate but may take 6 months or more to show any effect on symptoms.
- Phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5) inhibitors , such as Tadalafil (Cialis), may help reduce BPH symptoms. PDE-5 inhibitors are well known medicines for erection problems and may be prescribed for patients with both BPH and ED.