TLDR Finasteride lowers risk of urinary issues and surgery by over 50% in 4 years.
A study of 3,040 men with BPH symptoms and enlarged prostate glands found that finasteride reduces the risk of acute urinary retention and BPH-related surgery by 57% and 55%, respectively, compared to placebo over a period of 4 years. The study highlights the need for early intervention in managing BPH to prevent complications and improve quality of life. Prostate volume and PSA levels are significant factors in predicting urinary retention and surgery in patients who do not take finasteride.View this study on karger.com →
Finasteride reduces urinary issues and surgery need in men with enlarged prostates by over 50%.