Do Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Medications Cause Dementia and Depression?

By Robert Pugach, MD

Since the early 1980s, doctors have treated BPH symptoms with medications called alpha blockers. By relaxing small muscle fibers embedded in prostate tissue, they allow the prostate to dilate slightly. The result, in about 25% of men, can be a small improvement in urine flow rate and, in some cases, a decrease in daytime frequency or nighttime urination. Common side effects of these medications include fatigue, nasal stuffiness, dizziness due to low blood pressure, depression, and erectile dysfunction. Read Full Article

Is Your Enlarged Prostate Interfering with Your Quality of Life?

By Robert Pugach, MD

Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a condition in men in which the prostate gland is enlarged and not cancerous.  BPH causes men to suffer with symptoms of frequent and urgent need to urinate, a weak stream, dribbling or leaking, and painful urination. Learn how the minimally invasive Urolift© system relives BPH symptom. UroLift© has consistently demonstrated an excellent safety and benefits profile. Urolift® is FDA approved and is covered by Medicare and many other insurance plans. Read Full Article

What is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?

BPH is not prostate cancer, and having BPH doesn’t mean a man is more or less likely to get prostate cancer. BPH is treatable! Read Full Article