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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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ISSN: 2319-7064


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Bothersomeness About Side Effects due to Medical Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

M. Ahmet Tunckiran

Abstract: Aim and Scope: In this study we evaluated the possible side effects of treatment for lower urinary tract symptoms, and the importance of side effects of two different medicines for the treatment of LUTS suggestive of BPH. Materials and Methods: 219 patients with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) were included in this study. 177 of them completed 3 months treatment with alpha blockers. All the patients were asked for symptom scores, life quality and side effects. All side effects are asked for any bothersomeness. Results: The rate of erectile dysfunction, anejaculation and loss of libido among the patients after 3 months treatment were 17.4 %, 34.6 %, 17.8 %, respectively. There was a significant correlation between life quality score and the score of bothersomeness about erectile dysfunction and. The correlation between life quality scores and erectile dysfunction was also significant. Erectile dysfunction rate rised significantly as the age increased. There was no significant relation between age and the other sexual side effects. Prostate volume and maximum flow rate were not related with the sexual side effects. Conclusions: Side effects of medical treatments should be estimated and the patients should be warned before treatment. Substuting the medicines may be helpful for side effects.

Keywords: BENIGN PROSTATIC HYPERPLASIA, SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS


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