Prostate Gland (Human Anatomy): Prostate Function, Conditions, Tests and Treatments

Prostate Treatments

Enlarged Prostate Treatment

1. Alpha-blockers

Doctors prescribe alpha-blockers in order to loosen up and relax the muscles lining the urethra amongst male patients who are experiencing the symptoms of an enlarged prostate. This allows the urine to flow freely without any blockages.

2. 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors

Doctors prescribe these medications to bring about a reduction in the levels of a particular kind of testosterone (DHT). When the levels of DHT reduce, the prostate begins to shrink and this brings about an improvement in the flow of urine.

3. Surgery to operate an enlarged prostate

In most cases, medications alone are sufficient to relieve the symptoms associated with an enlarged prostate. However, some male patients must undergo a surgical operation in order to relieve the symptoms and prevent further damage.

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