What is Benign prostate hyperplasia?
Benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH) means ‘prostate enlargement’. The prostate is a small gland located between the urinary bladder and the penis. This condition is most common in elderly males. If not treated promptly, it might result in an obstruction of the urine flow, which can lead to serious issues of the bladder, kidney, and urinary tract. There are many successful treatments for benign prostatic hyperplasia, ranging from drugs to less invasive therapies to surgery. For Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia treatment in Vadodara, Call now at 72279 82345 Or visit Sankalp Hospital at Vasna Raod.
- Frequent urge to urinate
- Inability to entirely empty the bladder while urinating
- Difficulty to start urination
- Increased frequency of urination during the night (nocturia)
- Intermittent stream of urine
- Strained while urinating
- Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) becomes increasingly common as men age, especially after age 50.
- The cause is not known but probably involves changes caused by hormones, including testosterone and especially dihydrotestosterone.
- Drugs such as antihistamines and nasal decongestants can increase resistance to the flow of urine or reduce the bladder’s ability to contract, causing temporary blockage of urine flow out of the bladder in men with BPH.
- A physical examination is followed by a discussion of your medical history, present symptoms, and health conditions. Based on your symptoms, your doctor may recommend the following tests:
- Blood test. The results can indicate disorders of the kidney.
- PSA (prostate-specific antigen) blood test PSA is a chemical present in the prostate that increases in concentration with prostate growth. However, the levels may also be raised as a result of an infection, surgery, or prostate cancer.
- Digital rectal exam. The doctor inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the patient’s rectum to check for an enlarged prostate.
Urine analysis. It is examined in order to rule out the risk of infection.
Additional tests may be recommended by your doctor to confirm an enlarged prostate and rule out other problems. Among these tests are:
– Urinary flow analysis
– Post-void residual volume test
Medications such as alpha-blockers, 5-alpha reductase inhibitors, and Tadalafil are often used to bring comfort to patients by lowering symptoms of prostate enlargement and allowing for simple urination.
Minimally invasive surgical procedure
When medications fail to treat severe symptoms, less invasive surgical therapy is employed. In cases of urinary tract blockages, bladder stones, or kidney difficulties, the doctor may also use this procedure.
Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
The surgeon inserts a lighted scope into your urethra and removes everything except the outermost section of the prostate. TURP often improves symptoms immediately, and most men have increased urine flow shortly after the surgery. Following TURP, you may need a catheter to empty your bladder temporarily, and you will be limited to mild exercise until you have healed.
Prostate transurethral incision (TUIP)
A lighted scope is placed into the urethra, and the surgeon makes one or two tiny incisions in the prostate gland to allow urine to pass through the urethra more easily.
Transurethral microwave thermotherapy (TUMT)
The doctor inserts a unique electrode into the prostate area through your urethra. The microwave radiation from the electrode kills and shrinks the inner section of the enlarged prostate gland.
A high-energy laser is used to eliminate the enlarged prostate tissue in this procedure. Laser treatment reduces symptoms almost instantly and has fewer adverse effects than non-laser surgery.
Prostatectomy, open or robot-assisted
In order to access the prostate and remove the tissues, the surgeon creates an incision in the lower abdomen. If the patient has a very large prostate, bladder injury, or other problematic issues, open prostatectomy is usually performed.
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