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Unformatted text preview: Prostatic Disease Treatment Acute prostatitis usually responds to antibiotics. Chronic prostatitis sometimes runs a prolonged course which can be difficult to treat. Treatment for BPH includes:- • Medications o Alpha Blockers Alpha blockers relax smooth muscle in the prostate and the bladder neck, thus decreasing the blockage of urine flow Examples include – Tamsulosin and Doxazocin o 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors These medications inhibit 5 alpha reductase, which in turn inhibits production of DHT, a hormone responsible for enlarging the prostate Examples include – Finasteride and Dustasteride • Surgery o Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) This procedure is indicated if medication has failed to alleviate symptoms In this procure the Prostate is hollowed out from within the urethra Treatment for prostate cancer may involve active surveillance (monitoring for tumour progress or symptoms), surgery (i.e. radical prostatectomy),radiation therapy including brachytherapy and external symptoms), surgery (i....
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10