Chapter 58 Benign Prostate Hyperplasia Q&A (1 OF 28) Sample Questions
1. Mr. TM is a 67-year-old man who visited your pharmacy to ask about what he can do to help treat his “prostate problem”. From your discussion, you learned the following: he was diagnosed with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) two months ago without BPH treatment prescribed. He has mild, infrequent symptoms, occasional frequency and nocturia, without any dysuria. Mr. TM wondered if he should be receiving medications for the treatment of BPH. He continues to be sexually active and wants to avoid therapies that may affect his sexual function. In Mr. TM’s case, the lack of treatment for his BPH:
- A. Is completely inappropriate and he should seek a second opinion.
- B. Is for only six months and he should be starting on drug therapy in four months.
- C. Is due to his concerns of sexual function, since all drugs for BPH affect sexual function
- D. May be appropriate since he has mild symptoms.
TIPS: Treatment is recommended when BPH poses a health risk for the patient or when it becomes very bothersome. Mild BPH does not require treatment and in up to one third of cases symptoms will disappear without treatment.