Recent research shows that patients with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) who are treated with tamsulosin report urinary tract improvement and a reduction in associated depression. This study, entitled “Tamsulosin Treatment Affecting Patient-Reported Outcomes in Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia-Associated Depressive Symptoms,” was published in Urology journal.
BPH patients often are troubled by difficulties in urinating, which can lead to lower urinary tract symptoms. This group of medical symptoms, characterized by frequent and possibly painful release of urine from the urinary bladder during the night (nocturia), are in turn closely linked to depression in these patients.
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