Tips for Travelers with BPH (Prostate Enlargement)

Daniel L. Watson, MD, FACS

If you are a man over the age of 50, you might have Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH refers to the enlargement of the prostate gland that typically occurs with age. Most men are familiar with the symptoms:

If you are already being treated for prostate enlargement, remember to pack your medication in your carry-on bag. In case you're not sure what you're taking, note that Flomax, Cardura, Hytrin, and Proscar are the most common.

Avoid cold and flu remedies. This is especially true in a foreign country where you may not recognize the ingredients of the available over-the-counter medications.

Consider these common sense suggestions:

As always, make sure to pack all your medications in your carry-on luggage.