BPH (Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia) is a Mixed Disease for Men

Many men get diagnosed with a "big prostate" called BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), and are pushed onto the conveyer belt for surgery, which has serious side effects. 

But BPH is a mixed disease that includes both inflammation and enlargement. 

Three excellent and classic studies found that men with BPH had white blood cells (inflammation) in their prostates 98.1%, 93.1%, and 90% of the time. This inflammation is also called prostatitis.

Since BPH is really a mixed disease of "prostate enlargement" and "prostate inflammation," the symptoms overlap and the treatments overlap. So, if you are diagnosed with BPH you need to know all the tests and treatments for prostatitis as well, assuming you want to be a truly informed patient before undergoing treatment. 

As "BradMD" (Brad R. Hennenfent, M.D., retired) I write about medicine, economics, healthcare, basketball, and freedom. 


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