Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) can lead to obstructive and bothersome lower urinary tract symptoms. Prostate gland enlargement can block the flow of urine out of the bladder, which can cause bladder, urinary tract, or kidney problems. The use of some complementary health approaches such as phytotherapy for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms is common. Although there is limited evidence that some phytotherapeutic agents may help improve symptoms related to BPH over the short term, most of the trials conducted have been small in size, of short duration, and used varied doses and preparations.
This issue of the Digest provides a summary of the current evidence of complementary health approaches that are frequently used for symptoms associated with BPH.
What the Science Says:
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Complementary and Integrative Approaches
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