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Two drugs Mays Be Better Than One For Prostate Enlargement

by Medindia Content Team on  March 31, 2004 at 4:13 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
Two drugs Mays Be Better Than One For Prostate Enlargement
More than half of all men over age 60 suffer from a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate called BPH. BPH causes lower urinary tract symptoms, and those symptoms are frequent urination, nighttime urination, difficulty starting the stream, interrupting the stream, incomplete emptying of the bladder, etc.Based on the findings of a recent study researchers say two drugs may be better than one when it comes to treating this condition.
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Researchers tested a combination of two drugs -- Proscar and Cardura -- to help the condition. 67 percent of more than 3,000 men in the five-year study were helped by the combination therapy.Researchers believe this therapy is a long-term treatment and could help many men avoid surgery.Specialists says a few men did experience side effects but none were dangerous, and they went away after the patient stopped taking the drugs.

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Recent studies also show one of the drugs, Proscar, also known as finasteride, can reduce the risk of prostate cancer in some men.
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