Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (cont.)
Herbal therapy for difficulty urinating caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), such as saw palmetto or beta-sitosterol, may be helpful. Talk with your doctor about how herbal therapy may be used in addition to medical treatment for BPH.
For information on transurethral treatment options, see the Surgery section of this topic.
Balloon dilation is no longer used to treat prostate enlargement, because it was found to be ineffective.
Other Places To Get Help
|National Institute on Aging|
|Building 31, Room 5C27|
|31 Center Drive, MSC 2292|
|Bethesda, MD 20892|
|Phone: ||(301) 496-1752|
1-800-222-2225, Information Center
|Fax: ||(301) 496-1072|
|TDD: ||1-800-222-4225 (TTY)|
|Web Address: ||www.nih.gov/nia|
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the centers of the U.S. National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life. The NIA funds research and provides information about health and research advances to the public and interested groups.
|National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse|
|3 Information Way|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-3580|
|Fax: ||(703) 738-4929|
|Web Address: ||http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov|
The National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC), a federal agency, is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The clearinghouse provides information about diseases of the kidneys and urologic system to people with kidney and urologic disorders and to their families, to health professionals, and to the public. NKUDIC answers inquiries; develops, reviews, and distributes publications; and works closely with professional and patient groups and government agencies to coordinate resources about kidney and urologic diseases.
|UrologyHealth.org, American Urological Association|
|1000 Corporate Boulevard|
|Linthicum, MD 21090|
|Phone: ||(410) 689-3990|
|Fax: ||(410) 689-3998|
|Web Address: ||www.urologyhealth.org|
UrologyHealth.org is a website written by urologists for patients. Visitors can find specific topics by using the "search" option.
The website provides information about adult and pediatric urologic topics, including kidney, bladder, and prostate conditions. You can find a urologist, sign up for a free quarterly newsletter, or click on the Urology Resource Center to find materials about urologic problems.