Published on May 13, 2017 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018 - 2 min read
This article discusses the symptoms, treatments, and complications of benign prostatic hyperplasia.
What Is Prostate?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is an age-related growth and enlargement of the prostate gland. The tissue growth associated with BPH is benign (non-cancerous). But the growing prostate tissue can compress the urethra which it surrounds, resulting in obstruction to urine flow. Symptoms of BPH are due to the urinary outflow obstruction.
Lifestyle Changes: Taking small amounts of fluid spread throughout the day and limiting fluid intake during the evenings can help with increased urinary frequency at night. Whenever you need to urinate, try relaxing and void as completely as possible. This can help in reducing the volume of residual urine in the bladder, and help with symptoms of urinary urgency and frequency.
Less Invasive Procedures: Transurethral needle ablation (TUNA), transurethral microwave therapy, and laser therapy. Less invasive procedures have faster recovery time and less incidence of complications like urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction, and retrograde ejaculation.
Surgery: Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), which is more effective than less invasive procedures.
The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms, complications, and response to the medications.
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