Prostate Hyperplasia – How to Deal with This Condition?
While women suffer from urinary tract infections more often than men, males have a condition to deal with of their very own. This condition is called prostate hyperplasia. The prostate gland located between the urethra, a tube which urine flows through, and the bladder where the urine is collected. Aging causes this gland to slowly enlarge, which is also known as prostate hyperplasia. As the prostate enlarges, urine flow is compromised, leading to a prostate infection or symptoms of urinary tract infection. Prostate hyperplasia can also lead to blood in the urine or bladder stones.
Symptoms of enlarged prostate are gradual and not always noticed at first. One of the symptoms is the need to urinate during the night. The flow of urine is sometimes difficult to begin. There will also be dribbling at the end of urinating. Also, with prostate hyperplasia, the strength and quantity of the urine stream will diminish. If symptoms are experienced, a doctor will do an exam to confirm prostate hyperplasia. The physician can feel the back of the prostate during a rectal exam. If it is found the prostate is enlarged, the doctor may either suggest a close monitor of the prostate per chance the condition reverses. However, at times the physician may suggest other measures of treatment.
A treatment which is minimally invasive is a process of using heat to obliterate tissues of the prostate which press on the urethra. Such a non-surgical treatment is done right in the physician’s office. There are also some medications used in treatment of an enlarged prostate. Medications are not always the choice since the prostate size will increase when the medication is stopped. Enlarged prostate surgery is the most effective treatment for the condition and done with little risk. The procedure is done through the urethra, so there is no concern for scarring.