An Enlarged Prostate is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) or Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy.
Enlarged prostate is a non-cancerous tumor. It appears due to enlarging of glands in prostate part of urethra. It causes discomfort with urination. The disease develops. If not treated, it will lead to surgery.
The Euromedica Clinic has methods of non-surgical treatment for enlarged prostate. This can help you avoid surgery.
The essence of our methods is that we directly treat the cause of the disease preventing the turn of testosterone in the gland tissues into its active form dihydrotestosterone that is the main cause of prostate enlargement.
The decrease of dihydrotestosterone in amount prevents growth of prostate and leads to its shrinking.
The success in treatment for enlarged prostate in our Clinic is the result of individual approach using advanced medical equipment.
Keep in mind early appointment with a doctor and diagnosis and timely right treatment will ensure the best result.
Do not self medicate! It can lead to serious complications.
Causes of Enlarged Prostate
- Risk increases for men over age 40 to 45.
- Inherited factors are essential, since if father has enlarged prostate his son will definitely have it with age.
- The risk increases if both mentioned factors are present.
There are three stages according to the severity of the symptoms.
In the first stage, the person feels no symptoms, since significant prostate condition and bladder failure are not present. The right diagnostic testing is still important. The bladder and prostate work well still the prostate is insignificantly enlarged. The prostate tissues are growing but the urethra – the tube though witch the urine goes out of the body – is still not being blocked. The treatment is conservative.
As a rule the patients turn to a doctor during the second stage. Then frequent urination, weak urine stream, frequent urge to urinate at night, feeling that the bladder is not empty and lower sexual performance are present. As the prostate increases in size its growing tissues draw the healthy tissues and the urethra narrows. The conservative treatment is possible. Surgery can be avoided.
The third stage is typified by irreversible changes in prostate and urethra. Enlarged prostate almost blocks urethra and urine stays in the bladder. It causes bladder stones, chronic cystitis and pyelonephritis. It is to be treated with surgery.
Benign prostatic hyperplasia is a non-cancerous tumor. It is treated with and without surgery.
Taking medication can help only in the early stages of the disease when the urination is still painless and the urine passes out of the bladder completely. Nowadays we have medicine enabling to lessen the prostate and decrease symptoms. However the medicine is to be appointed only by a medical professional and only after having an examination with a doctor! Keep in mind the self-medication can lead to development of prostate caner!
Remarkably, contemporary non-surgical treatments are used rarely, usually when surgery is contraindicated. For example, some elderly men that cannot have surgery use catheters.
Surgery is the main treatment for enlarged prostate. Prostate removal is the most effective way of treatment.
There are Main Surgical Procedures. They Include:
- Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). This is an operation, when the prostate is removed through urethra. The procedure implies usage of contemporary videoendoscopy technologies, which is less harmful and is used in the early stages of the disease.
- Simple prostatectomy. This is an open operation that ensures a positive result. After operation the kidneys and bladder work properly. The operation is performed in the later stages of the disease the prostate has enlarged in size.
- Transurethral incision of the prostate (TUIP). The operation is performed if a person wants to restore his sexual ability. As the result a person can have intercourse for some years. However he will need a repeated operation to remove prostate.
You should not bring it to such serious problems!
Look after your physical health!
See you medical provider once you’ve felt any symptoms!
When you are over age 40 we recommend you to have an examination with a Urologist regularly to lower the risk for enlarged prostate. Find some time for an appointment with a doctor and you will avoid serious problems in future.
Medical Centre Euromedica is at you service! Call for an appointment with our medical specialists. They will help you keep healthy and sexually active!