With the increasing popularity of bodybuilding and physique competitions over the past few years, there has been an increase in the amount of competitors suffering from metabolic damage. Learn more about what is is and how you can recover!
The second primary drug class for BPH is 5-alpha-reductase inhibitors. Finasteride (Proscar) and dutasteride (Avodart) block the conversion of testosterone to dihydrotestosterone, the male hormone that stimulates the prostate. These drugs are better for men with significantly enlarged prostates. In addition to relieving symptoms, they increase urinary flow and may even help shrink the prostate. However, patients may have to take these drugs for up to 6 - 12 months to achieve full benefits.