BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia is a condition where the prostate enlarges, it often causes uncomfortable urinary symptoms. Many people live their lives with this disease, often without knowing they have it. However, when it begins to cause urinary symptoms that interfere with daily life, urology offers several treatment options for men with this uncomfortable condition.
Sometimes medications, alpha inhibitors in particular, can control urinary symptoms associated with BPH. Alpha reductase can also stop the growth of prostate cancer by depriving change prevents testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which some men seem to cause the growth of the prostate. Sometimes, alpha blockers may also decrease prostate to relieve some symptoms. This treatment should be supervised by a professional of urology to ensure that no dangerous side effects and make sure it works.
All other offers urological treatments for BPH work to remove a portion of the prostate gland to alleviate the symptoms. Laser therapy is a way to do this. In laser treatment, the surgeon uses a laser to burn a portion of the prostate gland and relive the pressure.
Urology also offers men with BPH treated with microwave or UTM. Once again, it works by destroying some of the glands by microwave. The transmitter is inserted into the urethra to deliver treatment directly to the gland.
HIFU stands for High Intensity Focused Ultrasound. This technique eliminates some of the prostate through the power of the ultrasonic waves. This requires the use of a rectal probe to deliver directly on ultrasound of the prostate gland. Because ultrasound therapy is also used to capture live images of the prostate, which limits the number of complications common with other treatments for BPH. The field of urology is still obtaining FDA approval for treatment in the United States.
Transurethral resection of the prostate
If BPH is severe, men can get relief by surgery. Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) procedure is one of the most used. TURP procedure removes a portion of tissue from the prostate using a resectoscope is inserted into the urethra. It takes about three days of hospitalization in most cases.
Laser enucleation of the prostate Holium
The laser enucleation Holium works similar to TURP, but uses a laser to remove tissue holium. This limits the complications associated with TURP and shortens the length of hospitalization.
The procedure of Urology offers more invasive for patients with BPH is a porstatectomy, or complete removal of the gland surgery. Typically this is used to prevent complications and less invasive options, or if the prostate is enlarged considerably. The stakes are very high, particularly incontinence and impotence, so patients need to weigh the risks of the benefits of surgery for the treatment of BPH.
As always, talk to your urologist about the benefits and risks before signing up for any treatment for your condition. Sometimes the best course of action for BPH is to do nothing, since the conditions and causes no harm or endanger the life or health.