This article contains key answers to questions from the topic: “Pharmacology in case of BPH”. Here I objectively describe so-called generally accepted medications for treatment of BPH. However, I will use not medical terms or Latin to make my explanations unintelligible (like some doctors do), but simple and understandable language not diverting from scientifically- proven knowledge.
Benign prostate hypertrophy, treatment with medications
Usually, personnel of private urological clinics consulting rooms are fully engaged in business and know how to deprive sick people of their money using websites or billboards. They repeat: “Avoid self-medication** in treatment of BPH, otherwise complications will lead to unpredictable consequences and surgery. Employ our services. We know how to help you”.
They divide the disease in three stages in order to shock a patient, frighten him (they don’t care about medical ethics) or merely as a warning. Doctors like classifying things. Initial stage is tolerable, second stage is intermediary, and third stage is pre-surgical with serious complications. Let’s find you what kind of “help” they offer in fact. Naturally, it involves prescription of a medication.
Alpha-adrenoblockers in the treatment of prostate
Seller of old bread will never tell a customer where to find fresh bread. The same situation is in our modern health-care. No instruction for medical use states that there are rules for nutrition, remedial gymnastics, breathing, and that these rules will help you stabilize arterial pressure and improve quality of blood circulation (nowadays they say “blood flow”) reliably and without any harm**.
Inhibitors in the treatment of BPH
Here is a list of such medication: Avodart, Alfinal, Zerlon, Penester, Proscar, Prosterid, Finast, and combination of Finasteride with Tamsulosin – “Sonirid Duo”. The picture is the same. Nobody will tell you that you can alter your metabolism and even more by means of combination of physical exercises with a balanced diet***.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia and supplements
There is a saying that each doctor has his own cemetery. I believe most medications have their own cemeteries too.
All instructions recommend long-term (from 2-3 months and longer) administration of aforementioned medications. Significant decrease in sexual activity or sexual debility is among problems cause by use of such medication. Non-organic and organic components of pills (alpha magnesium, reductase stearate and potassium stearate, carbopol, polyethylene oxide, cellulose, talc, kaolin, etc.) overload kidneys and liver causing disturbances in their function. Those who have weak kidneys or liver might develop some new diseases due to such overload.
Such “modern, new, and up-to-date” methods of treatment of BPH are offered by our health-care businessmen.
For this reason experienced and honest doctors (they still exist) after having performed corresponding diagnostics recommend patients with initial stage of BPH not to do anything, because they know: there is no effective treatment within the framework of pharmacology (which they must follow). Physiotherapy is useless, because such procedures cannot be combined with remedial gymnastics. Motion is not widely advertised in our commercialized world. You can’t receive profit from such advertisement. While such things as low-frequency laser therapy is ineffective. Manufacturers deceive men with the help of various useless devices offered in every corner. Magnetotherapy and quantum therapy are complete nonsense.
And another point. Excessive use of finalgon with high degree of probability will cause slight burn, which will disturb elasticity of skin in pelvic area.
Tissues located in the vicinity of the affected area experience the opposite process, i.e. constriction due to slight drops in blood pressure caused by dilation (you cannot fool nature). It is very easy to worsen your condition using the ointment for treatment purposes, for example, in lower back (prostatic gland is near). And the last thing. There is a statement in the instruction for use that the period of use should not exceed 10 days (they do not warn you for no reason).
Once I saw a news report where a journalist interviewed some middle-aged man. He bought simple unremarkable heating pad (very bright and in a beautiful package), because somebody told him that it was a great invention that can cure BPH and chronic prostatitis. Price of the heating pad was comparable to the cost of a second-hand car. Having revealed the truth and having told about helplessness of simple people in judicial aspects, the journalist gave the best recommendation (in her opinion): “consult only official doctors”. I believe that man had already visited dozens of doctors before he decided to buy the heating pad! Tens of thousands of people visit various private and state clinics every day in the hope of getting some help! But nobody helps them. Doctors just don’t know how. So they just deceive people like street swindlers. I heard truth from the Health minister (former) of our country only once. He said: “Medication is the worst option, if you want to solve your health problems. Medications manage to maintain your heath for a year or two at best. Healthy lifestyle will add ten years or more to your lifespan”. If I were in charge, I would transmit this statement in prime time of all main TV channels updating it from time to time. In such case out nation would have been healthier.
Pharmacology business is one of the most profitable. Businessmen earn billions, keep their banknotes in hangars (not pockets), dictate their interests to authorities, and establish strict rules of liquidity of their products. Doctors play a key role in their business. They make people buy stuff. Job descriptions oblige doctors to use only chemical medications as a basis of treatment. They cannot improvise, otherwise they will be banned. Official health-care, more specifically pharmacology, has already come to a deadlock (and not only in urology). It reminds me of medieval Inquisition. Everything that is not by the book is considered heresy. TV advertisements of “medications” are the longest. Here in Ukraine there was an attempt to forbid TV advertisement of medications, but in vain. Drug stores are the most privileged points of sale. You cannot return medications to the store, if they do not help. There is no mechanism of quality control of pills they sell. Most of them do not require a prescription. Often pharmacists perform two functions at once: seller and consultant. Despair and ignorance of sick people usually lead to disaster.
Everybody knows that you need to work to earn a living, but few people know that in order to be healthy you also need to work (though maybe less). Remedial gymnastics offers a lot of rules, but it will have treatment effect, only if you acquire certain knowledge. If you go for a walk in the morning or perform a set of exercises, or swim in a swimming pool, this does not mean you are on the right way. Mankind has made a lot of discoveries and has obtained a lot of knowledge in physiology of human body, and these discoveries and knowledge should be used in treatment process.
Beginning is often difficult. You don’t want to change your lifestyle. But if you make a rational effort, the result will not be slow to arrive. Sense of well-being will restore your strength and give you optimism. Thus, all those so-called “hypnotists and folk healers” will lose their influence upon you completely.
Do not hesitate to ask yourself questions about your health. Look for justified and scientifically-proven answers. Study your body. Do not harm your body. Protect your body. In most cases your conscious is the best helper.
** – In all cases the word “self-medication” means use of pharmacological medications at one’s own discretion without medical prescription. This word has nothing to do with remedial gymnastics, because it is not used in modern health care as a therapy. There are no significant schools of thought, practical research or certified professionals in this area.
***- Non-medicinal method “Living without BPH”.
Respectfully yours, Gennadiy Plotyan, Kryviy Rih, Ukraine, 2014.
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