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Benign Prostate Hyperplasia: What you need to Know?

About


Enlargement of the prostate gland causing urinary problems in men.


BPH is not related to prostate cancer.


- Is treatable by medical professionals
- Medical diagnosis is required
- Lab tests or imaging are commonly done
- Is chronic, lasting for years or for life


The symptoms of BPH are largely related to difficulty in urinating, but it can also cause bladder stones, urinary tract infection, blood in urine or kidney problems. After urine test, PSA blood test, advanced tests like bladder ultrasound, biopsy, cystourethroscopy are done to determine the severity.


Ages affected:
Most affected: 60 years and above
Moderately affected: 41 - 60 years
Less affected: 19 - 40 years
Least affected: 14 - 18 years


Symptoms


The extremity of symptoms doesn’t depend on the size of the prostate. They usually worsen with time.


Diagnosed by tests


People may experience


Urinary frequency: Urinating more than 8 times a day
Urinary urgency: Need to go urgently
Other problems: Urine stream that is weak or difficult to start
Dribbling at the end of urination
Nocturia- Excessive need to urinate at night
Rare symptoms: Urinary tract infection, blood in urine, or inability to urinate


Treatment


Self-care: Limit beverages, caffeine, alcohol, decongestants, and antihistamines. Try to regulate urination. Stay active and follow a healthy diet.


Medication: Alpha-blockers to make urination easier. Medication as advised by the doctor.


Specialist: For definitive treatment, TUMT or TUNA surgical therapies may be done. Advanced surgeries are Laser therapy, TURP, TUIP or UroLift. mfine provides you, specialists, to choose and free follow-ups, contact us for a smooth and comprehensive treatment.

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