The doctor will recommend appropriate treatment based on your examination and diagnosis. The choice of the treatment also depends on the "severity" of the symptoms.
In the first stage of BPH (with mild urinary problems) the doctor usually recommends only so called "watchful waiting" - careful monitoring of your condition along with change of your lifestyle. Since the first symptoms appear, it is beneficial to take supplements which support the proper function of the prostate and urinary tract.
If symptoms worsen or in more serious cases of hypertrophied prostate, the doctor will start the treatment. The most commonly recommended treatment depending on the degree of the symptoms is currently:
- herbal preparations with Saw palmetto
- 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors.
Only in cases of serious complications, the doctor will recommend one of the surgical options.