Drugs used from BPH. The blockers and inhibitors.
BPH is a benign growth of the prostate tissue, which gives men
a lot of inconvenience, ranging from disorders of urination, finishing with problems with erectile function.
With prostate cancer faced half men after the age of 50 years and almost 75% over the age of 70. The prostate is located below the bladder, covering emerging from his urethra.
With increasing size of the prostate the process of urination becomes difficult, you may develop urinary incontinence, hematuria (blood in the urine, there are stones in the bladder, impaired erection.
Medications are divided into two main groups according to the method of exposure:
- relief of symptoms of the disease;
- the decrease in the volume of the prostate.
For the manifestation of the effect of this group of drugs, therapy should last for several months. Sometimes only after 3-6 months of supplementation comes relief of symptoms. the greatest effectiveness of these drugs has shown with the treatment of BPH in men with large tumor size.
Possible side effects from the medication – decrease of libido, problems with potency, reducing the number of sperm. As a rule, their expression is weak, after taking drugs to completely disappear after the first year of their constant use.
The appointment and combination of medications for BPH
Medications are selected individually and only after a full and thorough examination by doctors. The combination of alpha blockers and inhibitors of 5-alpha-reductase in the medical course provides a greater effect than their fragmented application.
Selection and dosage regimen of drugs depend on the initial reasons for the development of the disease and the specific tissues of the prostate that lead to the manifestation of symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia. For patients with blockade of the bladder neck, a larger effect is created by alpha blockers. But patients with heavily enlarged prostates in most part administered inhibitor of 5-alpha-reductase.