BPH and alternative treatment

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I'm 44, fit, active, normal weight etc and been diagnosed with BPH.

Ive had tablets for prostititis, the cystoscopy (with a 'bonus' UTI given to me) and prescribed two different tablets (beta blockers).  First set (Tamurex) made my blood pressure so low that I could hardly walk, second type (Terazosin) have had the effect of really hard erections overnight, but that results in embarrasing leakage!  

I have stopped taking both because of these side effects.  

So I am thinking about trying a herbal remedy Urostemol - anyone used it?  Or heard anything good or bad about it?

Cheers guys!

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    Pablo,

    I've tried most herbal remedies nd none have helped me.

    Even if Urostemol is effective as intended, it doesn't seem to help you pee more easilt, which is what most men w/ BPH on this site need; rather, it appears to be designed to keep you from going.  For BPH you may want to try alfuzosin or rapaflo.,

    Best of luck!

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    beware the side effects of all these medications.  While some men can tolerate them; many find one or more side effects intolerable.  Know them before you start and monitor how you react.  

     

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    You are quite young for this.

    Has your urologist sized your prostate with ultrasound or had you have a uroflow or urocuff test?

    Another possible medication to try would be alfuzosin, which is a generic medication.

    The problem with all of these herbal medications is that they are not FDA approved, and have no research to study them- most likely do little to nothing for your health, but can greatly impact your wallet!

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      yeah...the doc and consultant say it's unusual for one so young (!).

      I had an ultrasound last week and awaiting results/outcome...things happen slow in the UK.  

      Not had a urocuff test, so I will investigate that along with the suggested medication, but it might not be available here!

      Thanks for the suggestions :-)

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    My urologist has recommended an herbal saw palmetto for overall prostate health. I have been taking it for about 10 years (now 68).  Consumers Report does not give it much credence.  My PSA numbers have been in the 1-2 range.  It costs me a $200/year. Is it worth it?  Not sure. 

    I had a BPH procedure 10 years ago (need ablation called "TUNA"wink.  As my BPH returned 2-3 times a night bathroom trips, the urologist tried an Alpha blocker (tamsulosin generic for Flomax).  I reacted badly to it.  Really hurt my overall endurance.  I had another procedure a few months ago that seemed to work ok (Urolift).  But, there is no long term data on it yet.  So I don't know when or if I will eventually need a follow up.

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