5-Alpha Reductase Inhibitors for Prostatitis
How It Works
5-alpha reductase inhibitors interfere with the effect of male hormones (androgens) on the Reference prostate gland Opens New Window, which cause the prostate to become larger. This stops the growth of the prostate and can even cause it to become smaller. Stopping the growth of the prostate or reducing its size may help relieve pain or urination problems caused by Reference prostatitis Opens New Window.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: December 3, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference J. Curtis Nickel, MD, FRCSC - Urology