Medical and Surgical Management of Bladder Outlet Obstruction

May 2013
Renal & Urology News;May2013, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p37
The article discusses the management protocols for male lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) secondary to bladder outlet obstruction (BOO). These includes the saw palmetto is a commonly used over-the counter (OTC) drugs for symptoms of enlarge prostate. It cites that the alpha-adrenergic antagonists are used to treat the symptoms of the increasing urethral resistance. It also mentions the enzyme 5-alpha-reductase changes the testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT).


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