Earlier start with medication may slow BPH symptoms

Published: July, 2013

A drug used to treat an enlarged prostate may prevent worsening of the condition in men with mild or no symptoms, a study in BMJ finds.

Noncancerous enlarged prostate, or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), is often treated with medications—usually after the onset of BPH symptoms, such as difficulty at starting urination, straining to empty the bladder, and having to get up frequently at night to urinate. Can taking a drug sooner help to prevent the condition from getting worse?

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