MILD ENLARGEMENT PROSTATE TREATMENT

by S. MUKHERJEE
(KOLKATA, W.BENGAL. INDIA)

Mild Enlargement Prostate Treatment: Contiflo vs Prostaid?

Mild Enlargement Prostate Treatment: Contiflo vs Prostaid?

Through ultrasound mild enlargement of the prostate was detected in Sept'13, weighighing approx 35 gms. After doing uriflowmetry & PSA (0.41)Doctor prescribed Contiflo icon 0.4, once daily. Since then taking regularly for last 3 years. Prostate size 31gms, PSA 0.4 ( 2014); 39 gms, PSA 0.41(dec'2015).


URIFLOMETRY WAS NORMAL on 28/02/2016.

Shall I have to continue medicine CONTIFLO icon 0.4 life long? What is the side effect? Can I TAKE MEDICINE INTERMITTENTLY? How about trying ayurvedic medicine Prostaid tablet of Baidyanath ( seeing regular advertisement)

Answer




Hello dear Sir,

Contiflo(Tamsulosin),a drug belonging to the group of drugs called Alpha blockers, is one of the most used meds in prostate enlargement.
An average prostate is about the size of a walnut and weighs approximately 20 milligrams. Thought, its size and weight increases not only with age but with body mass index as well.
Given its location, an increased prostate in both weight and size prevents the normal urination, due to the obstruction of the tube that drains urine from the bladder(Urethra). This is why men with prostate enlargement have a weak urine stream, the feeling of not being able to empty the bladder completely or sometimes not being able to urinate at all.
Contiflo helps relax the muscles in the prostate and in the opening of the bladder. This helps in decreasing the symptoms, BUT Contiflo does not shrink your prostate. Eventually, with the time passing your prostate might get larger as it has happened In your case (it went from 31 g in 2014 to 39g in 2015). PSA (prostatic specific antigen) is increased in cases of prostate enlargement though there is no specific cutoff between an abnormal and a normal PSA level.
Contiflo has to be taken regularly in order to be effective. You cannot take it intermittently because it would not work.

Some of the side effects of Contiflo are as following:


1. More common side effects are - fever, lower back or side pain, cough or hoarseness
2. Less common- chest pain
3. Rare – Dizziness, fainting, sensation of spinning, painful or prolonged erection of the penis
4. Other side effects whose incidence is not known- blurred vision, confusion, diarrhea, itching, fast heartbeat, sore throat, sweating, tightness in the chest, joint or muscle pain, unusual tiredness or weakness etc.

The Baidyanth Prostaid is a combination of various medicine plants and minerals mixed together under the guidance of an ancient manuscript.


It is a supplement and effective remedy for:



1. Prostate enlargement
2. Urinary tract infections
3. Burning urination
4. Urinary retention
5. Urinary stones

Its ingredients are Shilajeet or else known as Black Asphaltum, Indravadhi(Mutilla occidentalis), Kabab Chini(Piper Cubeba), Ushira(Vetiveria Zizanoids), and Swet Chandan(Santalum album).
You must talk to your doctor about its benefits and its side effects.if you want to start using this remedy.

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