Monthly Archives: November 2013
September was National Prostate Health Month in the United States. However, just because we’re now past September, doesn’t mean we should forget the need to increase awareness of prostatic diseases and conditions. These conditions, including prostate cancer, prostatitis and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), affect a significant number of men each and every year. Many prostate problems – as a result of benign or malignant conditions – present the signs and symptoms of prostatic enlargement. Men should visit their physician or … Continue reading
When we discuss treatments for BPH or enlarged prostate we tend to look at a very broad range of options and occasionally ignore one of the most important treatment considerations – does the treatment target the symptoms or the cause of the problem. This differentiation is a very important part of a patient’s discussion with their urologist.
BOTOX, a revolutionary advancement in wrinkle management, has been a topic of conversation as a treatment for BPH (Enlarged Prostate). BOTOX, also known as botulinum toxin type A, works to eliminate wrinkles by blocking the communication between nerves and muscles. The result is that the affected muscle is essentially paralyzed, improving the aesthetics of wrinkles in the treated area.1 The same theory has been postured for BPH. By possibly weakening some of the muscles in and around the prostate, bothersome … Continue reading